Dieter Meier, co-founder of Yello, will perform a one-night show on September 16 at London’s Jazz Cafe, following the release of his debut solo album Out of Chaos. Meier described this “comeback” as being animated by the idea of chaos-as-opportunity, combining deliciously idiosyncratic and esoteric oddities with sophisticated ballads, acoustic elements with electronic perspectives: “As an artist you’re entering new territories even though by now you pretty much know how you make a video or how you write a novel or whatever,” says Meier. “The territory is always new and your territory always means in a very positive sense that there’s chaos. That there are many things that are unpredictable. That there are many things you don’t know and you always learn. For me, the only reason to do something is to learn something by doing it. I would never do something that I’m just perfect in doing.” Meier will also perform September 6 at Berlin’s Jazz Festival and October 8 at Switzerland’s Voices on Top.
Dieter Meier founded Yello with Boris Blank in 1979, gaining significant media attention in 1983 for the releases “I Love You” and “Lost Again,” and garnering worldwide acclaim for its track “Oh Yeah,” featured in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
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