Dillon Francis is calling on all of his fans to get Wet & Reckless with him. After a number of releases on some of the most well-known US labels, the DJ/producer and cat enthusiast has just announced a 25-date US Tour. Joining Francis on his upcoming "Wet & Reckless" tour are Flosstradamus, Clockwork, and Baauer. The tour will run through mid-November with stops in NYC, Philly, and Miami.
Francis has been thriving in the electronic dance music scene with his moombahton magic. Under the wing of Diplo, he's released his music on labels like Skrillex's OWSLA, Diplo's Mad Decent, and A-Trak's Fool's gold. He's also recently had an opening run for dubstep giants, Nero.
A mainstay in the global EDM scene for several years now, Dada Life has consistently proved a popular force on tour and at festivals. With their rock n’ roll attitude and their raucous energy, the two Swedes have captivated audiences across the world.
Their newest tour, the Dada Land Fall Tour, will see the duo play clubs and arenas in over 30 major cities in both the United States and Canada; with more dates to be announced soon. The two-month adventure will be Dada Life’s biggest tour to date, particularly given the size of some venues they will be playing. As usual expect lots of Champagne and lots of bananas as Dada Life tears up dance floors across North America with their signature hard hitting electro sound.
Hailing from sun-soaked California, pop-folk quintet Milo Greene incorporates both a cool, ethereal sophistication and a laid-back vibe into their signature sound. Joonbug was fortunate to speak with band member Graham Fink about their recent performance at Lollapalooza, their just-released self-titled EP and provide a little insight on what it means to be a member of Milo Greene.
Ashley: You guys are fresh off a performance at Lollapalooza. How was it?
Fink: It was really cool; hot, sweaty, exhausting, exhilarating, all of those festival-type things. We’ve all been doing this for a long time...and now we’re playing for audiences and the venues are full, there are sold out shows; it’s insane to me.
Ashley: In addition to a full-scale touring schedule, you guys released a full-length debut album on July 17. Tell us about it.
There are few groups whose effect can be as varied as Above & Beyond. Vascillating between extreme club dance extravaganzas and heartfelt/emotional tracks, A&B inspire both the party and our minds. After a well received album launch, the veteran producers are heading back to the US for an all-out tour, stopping at Electric Zoo, Electric Daisy, Global Dance and just about every event in between. Do not miss this one!
As an added bonus, Joonbug is giving away two tickets to the May 12th show at Chicago's Congress theater! Worth over 75 dollars, you can't miss a chance like this. Head to the giveaway page and submit your story!
Above & Beyond start their 20 gig tour in January, kicking off at LAVO Las Vegas on January 17th. This will be the first of two for their 2012 Group Therapy North America Tour.
Tickets are available now, but act quick because they sold out two Hollywood Palladium shows in a record 24 hours earlier this year! The second part of the Group Therapy North America Tour will take place in May & June 2012.
While the songs of legendary classic rockers Led Zeppelin have been tucked away in the tombs of musical history, they'll soon get a new life on the stage. Jason Bonham, son of Zeppelin's late drummer John Bonham, will be taking his "Led Zeppelin Experience" on a special east coast run, reconnecting fans with the music that his father helped create for decades.
The "Led Zeppelin Experience" is far from a cash-in on the seminal rockers' household name. Part tribute, part history lesson, Bonham combines a mesmerizing light show with some of his personal archived video footage of the band, turning the "Experience" into more than just one of rock's best cover sets. One of the concert's poignant moments is a duet of "Moby Dick" that Jason performs with his late father via video screens. Bonham revives "In The Light," which Zeppelin never played live, in addition to big hits such as "Rock n' Roll" and "Lemon Song."
With 10 sold-out concerts on her agenda, Adele has been forced to cancel her upcoming US tour. This marks the second time this year that vocal issues have put a stop to her soulful singing in the States. She was preparing to perform in Atlantic City, New Jersey when she suffered a hemorrhage into her vocal chord and posted an apologetic message on her website.
"Guys, im heartbroken and worried to tell you that yet again im experiencing problems with my voice. its ridiculous i know! i cant believe it myself. i follow all the advice im given and stick to regimes, rules and practices to the best of my ability but it seems to simply not be enough...i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx" (Read the full post here.)
The night's forecast was awesomeness with a chance of stage fog and scattered showers.
Bathed in blue and red light, Young The Giant started the show with an energetic performance, to say the least. Lead vocalist Sameer Gadhia appeared to be having seizures in between fits of banging his tambourine on one of his drummer's cymbals. Their set seemed to be in-sync with the weather as it started raining in the midst of their track "St. Walker," featuring lyrics like "If there is water, you’ll drown/ Drown down in it." If you like The Killers, Modest Mouse and Franz Ferdinand, you'll favor this indie rock band from Irvine, California. Check out their self-titled debut album on purevolume.com.
P-Thugg and Dave 1 are on the road after the release of their third album Business Casual. The Canadian Electrofunk duo will be performing at The Fillmore Miami Beach/Jackie Gleason Theater as part of their nationwide Night Falls Tour
Eclectic opening acts include the smooth, retro sounds of Mayer Hawthorne, funky French DJ Breakbot and Brooklyn-based music mixer Sammy Bananas.
Chromeo's career took off in 2004 with the release of their debut album She's In Control. Three years later they released Fancy Footwork to positive reviews and had three hit singles. Their latest album Business Casua was released last year. Their synthesized sound is often reminiscent of the 80's and can be heard at dance clubs around the world.
Don't miss this show that is sure to be as electric as their sound. Showtime is 9 PM and tickets can be purchased from Live Nation.
Rapper Wale has a lot to look forward to in the next few months.
His highly-anticipated sophomore album Ambition drops November 1st and his nationwide tour to promote it kicks off on September 15th. The tour is being produced in association with Live Nation and pre-sale tickets can be purchased at http://wale.artistarena.com starting September 9th at 11:01 AM.
The D.C. rapper's debut album Attention Defecit was released in 2009 along with the singles "Chillin," "Pretty Girls," and "World Tour."