Posted on: December 31, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

ABOVE & BEYOND kick started Sydney’s New Year’s with a very special “Push The Button” moment, when band members Paavo Siljamaki and Tony McGuinness picked two fans, who happened to be twin sisters, to join them on stage as they counted down to midnight and dropped their anthem “Blue Sky Action” in front of 6000 revelers. The band has posted a video to their YouTube channel, just in time to ring in 2015 with their friends in Europe and North America. Watch the video now at

Ahead of the sold-out show at Hordern Pavillion, the question of which track would be played at midnight had been the subject of frenzied speculation among ABOVE & BEYOND fans, after leading Australian bookmaker Sportsbet began taking bets on the most likely contenders. In the end, the band opted for their biggest release of 2014, but added an unexpected twist by inviting twin sisters up on stage to help with the countdown.

Push the Button’ is an integral part of the ABOVE & BEYOND experience with fans going to great lengths to attract the attention of the group with homemade signs, banners and costumes, hoping they might be the ones picked from the crowd. It’s an emotion-charged moment at every show.

ABOVE & BEYOND also recently gave their fans a Christmas treat by releasing the long-awaited recap video from the trio’s two sold-out acoustic shows at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre

ABOVE & BEYOND’s next studio album WE ARE ALL WE NEED will be available on January 20 in North America on Anjunabeats/Ultra Music, followed by their largest tour to date. All details are available at

‘We Are All We Need Tour’ dates are:

Fri 2/6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Thu 2/12 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Fri 2/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Sat 2/14 Chicago, IL Navy Pier – SOLD OUT
Sun 2/15 Toronto, ON Direct Energy Centre
Wed 2/18 Syracuse, NY F Shed
Thu 2/19 Boston, MA House of Blues – SOLD OUT
Fri 2/20 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Sat 2/21 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Wed 2/25 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Thu 2/26 Washington, DC Echostage
Fri 2/27 Washington, DC Echostage – SOLD OUT
Sat 2/28 Charlotte, NC Filmore
Sun 3/1 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle – SOLD OUT
Tue 3/3 New Orleans, FL Joy Theatre
Thu 3/5 Dallas, TX South Side Ballroom
Fri 3/6 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
Sat 3/7 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Tue 3/10 El Paso, TX Buchannan’s
Wed 3/11 Phoenix, AZ Marque
Fri 3/13 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – SOLD OUT
Sat 3/14 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Sun 3/15 Hakkasan La Vegas, NV
Thu 3/19 Boise, ID Revolution Center
Fri 3/20 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
Sat 3/21 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

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