It’s with great enthusiasm that LUMIÈRE is announcing A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R, a colorful live concert to celebrate the first anniversary of his concept album of the same name, released back in May 2021 via Bonsound. The event will take place at La Tulipe on May 28th, 2022 and tickets are on sale now. For the occasion, LUMIÈRE promises “an evening of decay and rebirth to the glory of love and friendship" that will shed a new light on the exuberant artistic universe of Étienne Côté (a.k.a. LUMIÈRE) and his musicians, as well as on the album's storyline.
To conceive this large-scale anniversary show, LUMIÈRE collaborated with none other than stage director Solène Paré, who is experiencing a thriving success on the theater scene. I see in this show the seeds of a rock-opera. It breathes of the 70s (fur coats, excessiveness) but without limiting itself to it : Étienne’s rich musical universe allows us to play with different eras in our visual and choreographic inspirations, says Paré. It's a journey through time. It’s a coming of age. It’s a quest for true love.
Since its release, the album A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R drew the attention of numerous media outlets such as Radio-Canada, La Presse and Le Journal de Montréal, in addition to being featured among the year-end favorites of several ICI Musique hosts and in CISM and CHYZ's 2021 charts. Étienne Côté (aka LUMIÈRE) and his musicians also charmed the Montreal public during their concert on the main stage of the Francos de Montréal in September 2021.
A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R, LUMIÈRE’s debut effort, takes shape as a free-flowing epic set in 1971, following the tradition of the concept album. In this sprawling theatrical adventure packed with choirs, strings and organs, we follow three characters - LUMIÈRE (Étienne Côté), BRIQUETTE (Daphné Brissette) and CRISTALE (Naomie de Lorimier) - who seek affirmation and support through nourishing friendships and love. From this universal and regenerative quest emerge fifteen sumptuous songs that echo the glorious 70s style of the chanson québecoise, as well as folk and rock music from the same era.
LUMIÈRE is Étienne Côté’s solo project. Along with BRIQUETTE (Daphnée Brissette) and CRISTALE (Naomie de Lorimier), LUMIÈRE presents A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R, an immersive narrative and a musical panorama that casts a contemporary light on the rich heritage of the chanson québécoise. Known for his role as a drummer/percussionist in the bands Canailles and Bon Enfant, Étienne Côté has also collaborated in various ways with Mon Doux Saigneur, Nicolet, Mathieu Bérubé, Laurence-Anne, N NAO, Chassepareil and Duu.
24/03/22 Quebec City,, QC - Le Pantoum
23/04/22 Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire (opening for Bon Enfant)
28/05/22 Montréal, QC - La Tulipe
18/08/22 Rimouski, QC - Coop Paradis
19/08/22 Mont-Louis, QC - La Pointe Sec
20/08/22 L'Anse-au-Griffon, QC - Centre Culturel Le Griffon