In a quick blog post earlier today, Kaskade informed fans he would be embarking on his Freaks of Nature follow-up tour with a new nine city tour entitled “It’s You, It’s Me Redux.” This tour will be a celebration of the ten year anniversary since the release of his first album and in an attempt to return to his clubbing roots, he indicated that it would be a “small and dirty gig-type atmosphere” in venues that will hold 200-300 people max. In his own words, “sometimes it’s good to go back and touch base with the foundation. This is mine.”
There is no specific information on dates yet, but he indicated that each tour stop date will be announced a short five days ahead of time with ticketing links. He’s going to be hitting up Dallas, Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Hot off the heels of his back-to-back “Poseidon” tour with Zedd, Porter Robinson has announced a new spring tour set to hit four major cities in the beginning of February. Boasting new light and video production, the tour will stop in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York. The four shows have been labeled “Circle Assembly,” and are sure to some of Porter’s biggest yet.
Anyone who has seen the young North Carolinian live can attest to the fact that Porter Robinson throws one hell of a live show From his creative bootlegs, to his lightning quick mixing style, Porter Robinson’s sets are truly captivating. And with a new album in the works, you can be sure to expect some amazing unreleased material. Tickets go on sale Friday. Don’t sleep on this one.
With his groundbreaking CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour in the books, Richie Hawtin takes a moment to look back at its Midwestern home stretch with a video recap. The techno legend recounts playing with friends like Gaiser and Kevin Saunderson, as well as the tour’s impact on young attendees and global onlookers.
“I think we’ve planted seeds and the energy has been dispersed. We’re at the end of chapter one of the CNTRL EDM tour,” says Hawtin at the video’s conclusion. “Where it goes next? Who knows? Let’s hope it continues to evolve and remain as vibrant as it always has been.”
We recently interviewed and featured Chicago dubstep trio Krewella after their performance at GLOWfest, gaining insight into their fast-paced, rockstar lifestyle. Now Krewella has released the first episode of KREWLIFE, a web series documenting their frantic, exhilarating tour life. The inaugural episode follows the crew’s performances from SoCal Music Festival in San Diego, to Electric Zoo in New York, to Grand Central in Miami, all within the span of 36 hours. KREWLIFE is a candid glimpse into the hardships of an ambitious tour schedule, from lack of sleep, to endless flights, to constant sweat-stained clothing. KREWLIFE is also a portrait of the galvanizing gratification of playing multiple shows in a short amount of time. At the end of the day, it’s quite clear that despite the endless toil of touring, Krewella couldn’t be happier with their situation.
With support from the Red Bull Music Academy and inspiration from Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Flying Lotus has created Layer 3, a stunning, avant-garde stage setup. The project derives its name from its tri-layered organization, with a front transparent screen, an intermediate space for FlyLo to perform, and a back transparent screen. Psychedelic and cosmic imagery, or “epiphanies” as FlyLo calls them, pervade the paralleling visualizers. The cumulative experience is quite breathtaking. Layer 3 will serve as the audiovisual production for FlyLo’s ‘Until the Quiet Comes’ Tour.
Kid ‘n Play aren’t the only musicians willing to wreck houses and wreak havoc in the name of fun. A-Trak recently announced he’ll be taking his show on the road for the Fool’s Gold House Party tour, which will also feature Flosstradamus and Donnis. The tour will take place in D.I.Y venues and as the title implies, people’s actual homes around the United States. This musical tornado is scheduled to hit four different cities during the month of October, kicking off in St. Louis, Missouri and ending in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
There’s no other information available but for those of you interested in attending head to the House Party website (here) and enter your email address to receive updates. We’re not sure what to expect but we are enticed by the idea and more curious to see how it all comes together. Read on for the full list of dates and locations. (more…)
After dropping hints in a recent Ustream session, Afrojack has officially announced the latest round of dates for his next North American Jacked tour. Boasting 18 shows in total, the tour will take him coast to coast in venues of all sizes — everything from Petco Park in San Diego, to Chicago’s Congress Theater, to Mansion in Miami.
On his way to the studio in Amsterdam, Nick told us that he will be sticking to his proven formula this time around, but says that “it’s going to be bigger, have crazier visuals, and new music, of course.” He adds that “like every tour, I try to play the music that’s coming out after that tour — I’ll play the new shit that’s gonna be released at the end of 2012 / beginning of 2013,” but promises that “I’m still gonna play ‘Rock The House’ of course.” Still, that’s just the start of where things get interesting.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything! (more…)
We caught a glimpse of Amon Tobin’s live show, ISAM, earlier this year in the desert and were blown away by his visual production. ISAM 2.0 has finally been revealed — and it is bigger and better than ever before. It visually takes the viewer through a physical journey through the last froniter. The Brazilian producer dons an astronaut suit as he transports the audience through his unpredictable lights and sounds. Visual productions of this caliber such as Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live and Deadmau5′s Professional Griefers, only serve to solidify the fact that electronic music is here to stay. Although we do love the intimacy of underground shows, we can only hope that more artists embrace the creation of a comprehensive experience as the rise of electronic music allows more freedom for experimentation. The upgraded 2.0 will be touring this fall, so don’t miss out on a chance to experience his show at least once. Get your tickets here.
Despite Avicii’s failed U.S. arena tour — which many have speculated was too big, too soon — the Swedish superstar is giving it another go — this time with a new college / major market tour. His management is billing it as “an eclectic mix of festivals, college markets and major market venues” with the biggest stops being at Radio City Music Hall and Santa Monica Civic — which we exclusively revealed to you over the weekend.
Yes, the ubiquitous head will be joining him and we wouldn’t be shocked if he has surprises in store for attendees. However, we’re curious to see if this tour will be more successful than his last.
Read on for the full list of tour dates and check back for the trailer, which will be released later today.