The Scottish guys of Twin Atlantic were officially commissioned to provide a remix soundtrack for Felix Baumgartner’s record breaking Stratos space jump.
Glasgow’s acclaimed alt-rock quartet Twin Atlantic enjoyed a stratospheric rise in their profile this weekend when the Spaced Out remix of “Free”, the title track from their current Silver-certified album, became the soundtrack for Felix Baumgartner’s landing as he completed his awe-inspiring Red Bull Stratos jump.
The “Free” remix mix was commissioned specifically for the event.
This past Saturday, daredevil Felix Baumgartner fell a record 24 miles from the edge of space, reaching speeds of over 700 miles per hour to successfully break the sound barrier. Baumgartner set the record for the highest ever freefall jump and was the first man to ever break the sound barrier in freefall.
Baumgartner’s jump became the most watched YouTube stream in history, receiving 52 million views as it was broadcast live by 80 television outlets in over 50 countries. The official Red Bull Stratos site also received 21.7 million views, while half of Twitter’s worldwide trending topics were related to the jump.
The Twin Atlantic “Free” album has so far sold in excess of 60,000 copies in the UK alone, while the singles from the album have been playlisted for a total of 20 weeks at Radio 1. This summer saw Twin Atlantic hit the road with dates with Blink 182, a month-long run on the Vans Warped Tour, pack out tents at Reading and Leeds, and also deliver a scintillating main stage set at T In The Park. They’re now poised to embark upon a major UK headline tour at the end of the month.
Although all dates for October are sold out, tickets for the Twin Atlantic November shows are still available.
Twin Atlantic UK Tour – November
November 1 – Newcastle, o2 Academy
November 2 – Manchester, o2 Academy
November 3 – Birmingham, o2 Academy
November 5 – Norwich, UEA
November 6 – Bristol, o2 Academy
November 7 – Southampton, Guildhall
November 8 – London, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire