Major Lazer Tour Announced

DIPLO AND SWITCH ANNOUNCE MAJOR LAZER TOUR, “LAZERS NEVER DIE

CROSS CONTINENTAL TOUR BEGINS MARCH 27th IN MIAMI

Major Lazer, the cartoon musical machination of Diplo and Switch and Jamaican zombie-slaying renegade who we all learned to love in 2009, is teaching us an important lesson early in 2010: Lazers Never Die. There’s no better way to prove this than by bringing their bass-thumping parties across the continent for full US tour this spring! From Miami to San Francisco, Diplo and Switch will blast their futuristic dance hall sounds into the hearts and heads of old and new fans alike.

Last year’s release of Major Lazer’s debut album, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, brought a round of critical applause from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, the New Yorker, Fader, Filter, Nylon, Paste, GQ, XLR8R, Bust, Pitchfork and was voted one of the top 10 albums of the year by the New York Times. The futuristic dancehall and digital reggae bangers have set the bar for DJs and their fans to expect a higher quality of cross continental influences in modern dance music. 2009 was just the start for Diplo and Switch’s protégé, Major Lazer, and we can expect 2010 to be even bigger and better with more awe inspiring, sweaty dance floor nights to come!

Major Lazer will be joined on the road by one Mad Decent’s most exciting new artists to watch out for in 2010, Rusko.

PRESS ON MAJOR LAZER

Well paced and immaculately produced – PITCHFORK

The shotgun rhythms, spaghetti western guitars, and dubstep explosions intertwine with lover’s rock, roots reggae, and other island styles to impressively evoke the pair’s genre-splicing DJ sets. – SPIN

This year’s best dancehall album – NYLON

The guys do an incredible job of combining both the “Diplo” and “Switch” styles with that of Major Lazer, while still paying respect to a genre they clearly love.– URB

TOUR DATES:

3/27/10 Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL
3/28/10 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
3/30/10 Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC
3/31/10 Bourbon St Balitmore, MD
4/2/10 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, PA
4/3/10 Terminal 5 New York, NY
4/4/10 Middle East Cambride, MA
4/6/10 BoMa Columbus, OH
4/7/10 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
4/8/10 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
4/9/10 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
4/10/10 Metro Chicago, IL
4/11/10 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/13/10 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
4/15/10 The Knitting Factory Reno, NV
4/16/10 Mezzanine San Francisco
4/17/10 Coachella Indio, CA

Major Lazer / Guns Don’t Kill People….Lazers Do ( DWT70088 / 878037008821 / C14)

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