Photo: Claude Gassian
amazing news is revealed and it is official, “Mylene will
play Stade de France on 12th September 2009.
March 20th Mylene Farmer is interviewed by “Paris Match” where they state the new songs will be more “electro” than previous with some “up beat” tracks (interview click here).
Some un-published photos of Mylene shot by Claude Gassian in early 2008 were used for this article. Claude Gassian also did the photo’s that will be used promoting the Concert as well as Media releases.
Also in March, Simon Hawk (aka John Nollet the official hairdresser of Mylene) did a photo shoot, forty of which were approved by Mylene however, in error these photos were published on the Eyevine Website and subsequently cancelled. All photos that managed to reach external sites and Blogs were all recalled by H&K (Simon Hawk photo agency) within a matter of hours. The Simon Hawk photos were used on single covers for Degeneration, Appelle mon numero, Si j’avais au moins… and Point de Suture booklet (only photo of Mylene in the booklet)
|March 28th 2008, tickets
for the September 12th Concert go on sale and are sold out within two
A second Concert date is added, September 11th at Stade du France and
tickets are sold out in just over one hour, something never seen
Additional Venue dates are announced for Geneva (4th & 5th Sept) and Brussels (19th Sept). The Fan frenzy continues and the 4th September at Geneva Stadium is fast selling concert in its history.
May 23rd 2008, tickets go on sale for the French Mylene Farmer 2009 tour. A record one hundred thousand tickets are sold in one day! Because of the huge demand she has to start booking additional venues throughout France.
For more information on the Mylène Farmer Tour 2009, click here.
Photo: Simon Hawk
“Ouest France”, Thierry Suc will give the first
album track to be released as a Single. By the 19th June all Radio
stations will have the “Degeneration” demo to be
aired. For more information click here
During the month of May, Thierry suc did multiple interviews where he stated that “The new Mylene album will be a mix of all Mylene’s work to date”
June 7th Musicme.com reveal the photo to be used on the CD promo sleeve of Degeneration and include to snippets of music however, it is quickly removed.
June 14th, Ecompil (Universal Music download site) add the Single “Degeneration” and make it available for download. Was this in error or not? Nobody knows! It was quickly removed.
June 19th at Midnight for the first time, Degeneration is played on www.Jiwa.fr , a few hours later Degeneration is available for download on all legal Music download Stores.
The Single is also being aired on all French Radio Stations as well as being top of the playlist at NRJ. (Sponsor of Mylenes tour)
After three days of release the download numbers for “Degeneration” were already 4421, a record in digital downloading!
is available in all Music Stores in three formats, CD sleeve, Maxi CD
Single sales of Degeneration reached 27,000 in France one week, the fifth number one in Mylene’s career and the best selling single for 2008.
August 20th Point de Suture is available to download on all online Music Stores.
Six thousand digital albums sold in four days, never before seen for any French speaking Artist.
Mobile phone provider SFR in partnership with Sony Ericson offered all Customers the album download for free with the W980 & W910 phones.
Mylene Farmer does an exclusive interview with Gay Magazine “Tetu” with unique photos. She is also featured on the cover of the edition.
August 25th Point de Suture is available in all Music Stores in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Russia.
Formats available are CD Box, CD Sleeve, collector edition and double LP and include a hidden track “Ave Maria” which was not available on the download version.
Sales are doing very well, in France the album raced in at number 1 with 108,596 sold in one week.
The album is number one among French speakers in Belgium, goes Gold two weeks and platinum in December for 25,000 records sold.
In Switzerland, the album reaches number 2 in the charts, 10,000 sold and goes Gold.
A massive Marketing campaign went out on National TV TF1 as well as all train stations throughout France.
Mylene is interviewed on the 8PM National News by Claire Chazal.
For information, video and photos click here
|November 3rd Appelle
mon numero is available in all Music Stores in
three formats, CD Sleeve, CD Maxi, LP.
Appelle mon numero is number 1 in France and out performed Degeneration or any other Single from the previous album Avant que l'ombre....
||November 25th the
official merchandise is available on www.charmandising.com to be sold
from the December 8th.
The usual items such as tops, caps (one cap is a limited edition) and pins.
Also, not seen since 1996, an official calendar containing thirteen unseen or rare photos by “Robin”.
12th Mobile provider SFR in Partnership with Sony Ericson launch a
massive marketing campaign to sell the unique W980 mobile phone with
special Mylene Farmer content.
These limited edition phones are only available online or at the SFR shop in Paris.
December 13th Mylene appears on a Primetime TV Show called “Ca ne Finira Jamais” and sings Appelle mon numero.
This show is produced by “Francois Hanss”.
This was her first appearance on Primetime TV (with a song ant nto only interview) since November 2005.
For Video and Pictures click here:
December 15th Si j’avais au moins… is aired on radio throughout France and surprises fans as this is an unusual song to release as a Single.
December 27th Mylene appears on the cover of “Madame Figaro” and inside an article written by her friend Nathalie Rheims and unique photos from Simon Hawk. Click here for article
January 7th 2009 Si J’avais au moins… video is released on line.
Directed by Bruno Aveillan is the follow up to Degeneration
A short movie comprising both videos and called the The Farmer Project is available online January 9th 2009.
||January 17th Mylene is in
Cannes for the "NRJ Music Awards 2009".
She sings Si j’avais au moins… and wins the Best French Album of the Year Award, this being the eighth Award received.
Story, Picture, Video Click here
February 16th Si j’avais au moins…. is available in two formats CD single and limited edition of the LP.
Si j’avais au moins…. is her seventh number 1.
||March 27th C’est dans
l’air is played on all radio stations; nobody
knew before this would be the fourth single to be released from the
This song was very much welcomed by the fans and had been long awaited.
April 15th the music video for C’est dans l’air produced by Alain Escalle is launched online and the TV network.
April 17th is the official album website www.pointdesuture-lesite.com
April 27th C’est dans l’air single is available in all music stores.
Remixes are only available to download at online Music Stores.
4th May C’est dans l’air remixes are available in all Music Stores in three formats, 2 limited edition Maxi CD and a limited edition of the LP.
C’est dans l’air is the eighth number 1 for Mylene in the French Singles Charts, a record for all music artists in France!
||Mylene gives two
7th May Ouest France (Click here)
14th June interviewed by Laurent Delahousse on the France 2 Evening News (Video Click here)