13 Grammy Awards musical travel facts

Music video locations

  1. Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is home to one of the most globally recognised music festivals in the world – Coachella . Popular with music enthusiasts and artists alike, it draws musicians from across music genres to locations throughout the nine cities.

Joshua Tree
Brent Cox

The seductive landscape of the southern county has inspired the likes of Justice and Chris Brown to Miley Cyrus and Jim Morrison. The seductive desert typography, Joshua Tree National Park and ethereal backdrop of the San Gorgonio Pass windfarm provide the perfect backdrop.

Most notably, Irish rockers U2 named their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree, which quickly became one of the world’s bestselling albums. visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

  1. Portland, Oregon

Renowned for being the launch pad for many award-winning artists’ careers playing their first sets to small audiences of around 50, including Chromatics, Joseph and Portugal.

Portland, Oregon
Sean Benesh

The Man, Portland’s music scene is second to none. The Dandy Warhol’s ‘Godless’ video was filmed inside Dante’s Inferno and the video was one of their most well-known film recordings.

Courtney Love reportedly hung out there in her free time and The Dandy Warhol’s bass player, Zia McCabe, still resides in Portland. travelportland.com

  1. Tokyo, Japan
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Clean Bandit, the celebrated band behind the Grammy Award-winning ‘Rather Be’, filmed the song’s quirky music video in Tokyo.

Karsten Gohm

Set in Tsukiji Market, Izakaya, Shibuya and other iconic locations in the city, it follows a young Japanese woman as she sings along to the track.

This epic tune has had over 555 million YouTube views since its relase six years ago, and debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart . It was the third fastest-selling single of 2014. japan.travel/en

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