Empire of the Sun Wiki
Empire of the Sun
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Origin Australia
Genres Synthpop, Synthrock
Years active 2007 - present
Labels EMI
Members Luke Steele, Nick Littlemore
Associated acts The Sleepy Jackson, PNAU, Teenager
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Official Website(s)
Official Homepage

Official MySpace

Empire of the Sun is the Australian electropop-duo band with Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. Together they created the debut album Walking on a Dream which became an instant success.


In 2008, two of Australia’s leading musician/producers LUKE STEELE (The Sleepy Jackson) and NICK LITTLEMORE (Pnau) created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as EMPIRE OF THE SUN. The resulting album ‘Walking On A Dream’ went on to sell a million-plus copies worldwide, spawning the singles ‘We Are The People’, ‘Walking On A Dream’, ‘Standing on the Shore’, ‘Without You’ and ‘Half-Mast’. In the process it helped spearhead the then-burgeoning EDM movement. 8 ARIA awards (including Album of The Year), 2 BRIT nominations (including Best International Album), and many more accolades followed.


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  • Saturday May 18 - Electric Daisy Carnival, New York, USA
  • Friday May 24 - Electric Daisy Carnival, Chicago, USA
  • Saturday May 25 - Sasquatch Festival, Seattle, USA
  • Thursday May 30 - Vivid Festival, Opera House, Sydney, AUS
  • Friday May 31 - Vivid Festival, Opera House, Sydney, AUS
  • Saturday June 22 - Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, AUS
  • Friday June 28 - Rockansas Festival, Kansas City, USA
  • Saturday June 29 - Electric Forest, Rothbury, USA
  • Tuesday July 2 - Milwaukee Summerfest, Milwaukee, USA
  • Friday August 9 - Wilderness Festival, UK

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