Formed in 2011, Adonis is a powerful 4-piece indie-pop/rock band who have been leaving an undeniable stamp on Lebanon’s independent music scene. The name of the band was inspired by the lead’s home town, the village of Adonis, which also inspired the band’s debut single, “Stouh Adonis,” (The Rooftops of Adonis). The album was released in 2012 referencing gatherings on rooftops in the village and is heavily dosed with nostalgia.
For their first European tour, they will be performing songs from their earlier albums, revisiting the cheeky and compelling themes and sounds of Arabic 80s and 90s pop music, as well as more recent tunes from their two latest two albums, “Nour” and “12 Hours”, produced by Jean-Marie Riachi and Sleiman Damien, who introduce electro-dance influences into the band’s sound, and address the broader socio-political issues that shape the Middle-East today.
The band has so far released 4 albums exploring the diverse facets and daily stories of Arab urban life.