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Alok Performs for a Crowd of 1 million & Announces ÁUREA Tour



“A gift for Brasília,” that’s how Alok wanted to make his show in celebration of the 64th anniversary of the federal capital this Saturday into Sunday. It was also the chosen location to announce the ÁUREA Tour, which will travel across Brazil, bringing a mega spectacle structure into football stadiums starting in November.

The complexity of this operation, with over 100 tons of equipment, a 360-degree rotating stage, a height equivalent to a nearly ten-story building, and over two thousand LED panels, will arrive in Belém do Pará in November of this year, kicking off the countdown to COP30 – the Forest COP – which will take place in the city in 2025. After that, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Curitiba, and Goiânia are already confirmed to host the show, which features production by 30e, Brazil’s largest live entertainment producer. In addition to Alok’s road team, some of the indigenous artists from the recently released album “The Future Is Ancestral” will join the tour, reaffirming once again the importance of indigenous voices occupying cultural spaces in society, fostering a broader geographical and audience dialogue between ancestral music and new aesthetics of pop, hip hop, and electronic music. The tour will feature other artists in each of the regions it visits. This was the case in Brasília, with the participation of the Brazilian rap singer Hungria, who moved the audience by raising a sweatshirt printed with: “Fight like an autism mom.”

Known for his ability to blend and engage with various musical styles, the Brasília show featured the presence of the aforementioned Hungria, along with Nando Reis, Zeeba, Naldinho dos Teclados, Pedrinha Moraes, and indigenous artists from the Huni Kuin, Yawanawa, Kariri Xocó, Guarani Mbyá, Xakriabá, Guarani-Kaiowá, Kaingang, and Guarani Nhandewa ethnicities, who performed together live in Brazil for the first time. In front of a crowd of people and atop a nearly 30-meter-high pyramidal structure built on the Esplanade of the Ministries, the most listened-to Brazilian artist in the world congratulated Brasília accompanied by a fireworks display. The show included remixes of Natiruts and Legião Urbana, bands formed in the federal capital. Alongside his wife, Romana Novais, he played “Summer is Back,” an unreleased track sealed with a kiss from the couple.

The symbolic power of the presence of traditional and ancient music from Brazil’s indigenous peoples echoing through the modernist architecture designed by Oscar Niemeyer has certainly entered Brasília’s history. Not to mention the image of the stage itself illuminated by high-definition lasers and LEDs, which adorned and completed the sculptural grandeur of the space, fulfilling the desire of architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa to make Brasília a place that interconnected past, present, and future.

Alok’s event in Brasília was organized by the Secretaria of Culture and GDF, sponsored by BRB, Vivo, GWM, Estrella Galicia, Ovomaltine, 2W Ecobank, with support from Monster Energy, Café 3 Corações, and Stanley, and media partnership from Metrópoles, along with real-time streaming by the Flow group.

For those who don’t know, Alok has an intimate relationship with the Federal District. It was there that he grew up, attended school, began his International Relations degree, lived until the age of five, and then returned at the age of 12. It was also there that he took his first major steps as an artist in the electronic music scene.