OK Go delivered a TED Talk at the prestigious conference in Vancouver, BC.
OK Go delivered a TED Talk at the prestigious conference in Vancouver, BC. Singer/director Damian Kulash, Jr. explained the band’s unique creative approach, shedding light on the process behind their extraordinarily innovative music videos.
Eschewing the traditional slideshow format, the talk itself embodied the infectious spirit of OK Go, and was bookended by the band playing acoustic renditions of “This Too Shall Pass” and “The One Moment” in synch with the songs’ iconic video clips, the first featuring an enormous Rube Goldberg Machine, and the second a mind-blowing slow motion choreography. The talk earned a rare standing ovation from the packed opening-night audience, and curator Chris Anderson joined the band on stage to exclaim, “You’ve reinvented the TED talk!”
OK Go shared the 2017 TED stage with an ultra-elite group of luminaries, including Elon Musk, Serena Williams, and Pope Francis (by satellite), and the band gave their unusual performance at the conference’s highly-anticipated opening night event, which was simultaneously broadcast to cinemas in 20 countries as part of TED Cinema Experience.
This summer, OK Go will hit the road for a run of North American live dates and festival appearances, including, Firefly Music Festival, ID1OT, and Tinnabulation Music Festival.
OK Go Live Dates
Rams Head Live!
Firefly Music Festival
Mountain View, CA
Oro Medonte, ON
The Moore Theatre
Tinnabulation Music Festival