HTG Events, Gilt, & DDP will be hosting Nero in Orlando on August 21st, 2021 at Gilt! Follow the link for event and ticketing information.
Nero (stylised as NERO) are a British electronic music trio composed of members Dan Stephens, Joe Ray and Alana Watson. On 12 August 2011, they released their debut studio album, Welcome Reality, which reached number one in the UK Albums Chart.In August 2012, “Promises” received a Gold certification in the United States. On 10 February 2013, Nero won a Grammy Award for their collaborative remix of “Promises” with Skrillex. Their second studio album, Between II Worlds, was released on 11 September 2015.
Group members Dan Stephens and Alana Watson got married in December 2015. They announced in June 2017 that they were expecting a baby and that Alana would not be resuming her touring duties until the baby’s arrival in 2018.
NERO focused more on side projects after the release of Between II Worlds. This was done to destress from the sudden popularity of their second album and subsequent creative pressure to deliver on the followup. Joe Ray launched a solo project in 2017, while Stephens and Watson announced a new electronic pop project The Night in March 2018. During promotion for The Night, Stephens and Watson clarified that Nero was still active alongside the side projects, with new music in the works.
In 2021 during the lead-up to the 10th Anniversary of Welcome Reality, the debut album, the band released three remixes of classics from Daft Punk, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Disciples after a nearly two year silence.