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The Blaze at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Between sold out concerts worldwide and millions of online views, The Blaze might be the next big thing.

The French music and video duo is composed of two cousins, Jonathan and Guillaume Alric. After growing up in small villages surrounded by the classical music his parents listened to, Guillaume developed a love for reggae while producing and DJing his own music.

However, the two only started working together when Jonathan, who went to film school in Brussels, asked his cousin to help him with a soundtrack for a music video class project. Combining forces based on each of their own skillset, the image and sound of The Blaze was born. Their distinctive method involves the creation of sound and visuals at the same time, creating a strong link that result in a visual and auditory slap, something the world caught onto pretty quickly.

In January 2016, they released their debut video Virile, receiving a UK Music Video Award, five million views on YouTube and even more streams via Spotify. One year later, they released their EP Territory, six tracks accompanied by a self-directed music video. Subsequently, the video won prizes at the Berlin Music Video Award and the Cannes Lions International Festival. Shot in Algeria, the video for Territory received over 16 million views on YouTube and was acclaimed by music and film critics and professionals such as Costa Gravas and Academy Award Nominee Barry Jenkins, who stated it was “the best piece of art he’s seen in 2017.”

Their 2018 touring schedule included many of the biggest festivals in Europe and the U.S., including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Paris, to name a few. Their debut full-length album Dancehall was released last September, an ode to love, community and freedom, all supported by an upbeat and unforgettable music.

The Blaze will perform the last American date of their tour at the Fillmore Silver Spring on November 04, 2018.