Tai documented his recent Australian tour. It’s bananas. He rocked college kids at the University of Canberra by night and ravers at the Future Music Festival by day. Whether from mobile phone or HD camera, this tour dairy documents everything from after hours partying to golf carts races. A funky Australian stage hand also makes his international dancing debut. An air cannon blasts Tai and the hosting club owner’s hair “left” (the air blast revealed their female friend was wearing underwear to which the club owner asked, “Who told you to wear underwear at my club?”) Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki makes a cameo on stage and at the casino. There is also a guest appearance from a llama… and possibly a koala. Don’t believe me until you see it for yourself.
Below are some excerpts from the Pollstar write up.
Yes, that’s right. Dim Mak as in Dim Mak Records & Touring/Events, the company launched by Aoki in 1996 when he was a student at University of California Santa Barbara. While Aoki’s name was included in the original lineup announcement, the addition of Dim Mak is a recent development.
“The lineup for the festival is amazing and I’m excited to have a Dim Mak stage on the Identity tour,” Aoki said in a statement. “We have done festival stages mainly outside of America and this will be a crucial tour for Dim Mak to be traveling across over 20 cities in the U.S.”
|ABOUT IDENTITY FESTIVAL|
Finally, the ‘IDENTITY‘ Summer Tour is here: the first-ever touring electronic ONLY music festival that will visit major outdoor amphitheaters throughout North America in August and September and give fans the full electronic music experience.
The line-up for IDENTITY—which is set to further galvanize the electronic music explosion—is highlighted by the hottest cutting-edge artists of the genre including Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Avicii, Disco Biscuits, DJ Shadow, Skrillex, Pete Tong, Chuckie, Booka Shade, Modeselektor, the Crystal Method, Nero and many more.
For all up-to-date information about IDENTITY, please visit www.IDFestival.com.
|ABOUT DIM MAK RECORDS & TOURING/EVENTS:|
Launched in 1996, by then UCSB student Steve Aoki, with a 7 inch from obscure SoCal hardcore ensemble Stickfigurecarousel, Dim Mak has since put out over 200 releases and broken artists from Bloc Party to The Kills, Battles, The Gossip, Klaxons, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT and more. In just the past few years, Dim Mak has created its touring department in the same tradition of spanning genres and doing what feels right. In the US, Dim Mak has partnered with festivals such as Hard, Neighborhood, and Pacific in Los Angeles as well as produced its own stage at Insomniac’s 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Armand Van Helden, Travis Barker and Atrak, Steve Aoki, and more. Internationally, Dim Mak has quickly become a global force in the festival circuit including stages at Beatpatrol in Vienna, Get Loaded in London, Playground in Jakarta as well as We Love Sounds/Winterland Soundsystem across Australia in 2010 and most recently Future Music Australia 2011. This summer Dim Mak continues that tradition at the upcoming Optimus Festival in Lisbon, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Beatpatrol again as well as the first nationally touring Electronic music festival in the US, IDENTITY.
|DATES, LOCATION & TICKET INFO|
|Thursday||August 11 2011||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Friday||August 12 2011||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Saturday||August 13 2011||Burgettstown, PA||First Niagara Pavilion||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Sunday||August 14 2011||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Tuesday||August 16 2011||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Amphitheatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Thursday||August 18 2011||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Friday||August 19 2011||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Saturday||August 20 2011||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Sunday||August 21 2011||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Tuesday||August 23 2011||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Wednesday||August 24 2011||Tampa, FL||1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Thursday||August 25 2011||Miami, FL||Bayfront Park Amphitheater||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Saturday||August 27 2011||The Woodlands, TX||Cynthia Woods||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Sunday||August 28 2011||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavillon||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Tuesday||August 30 2011||Albuquerque, NM||Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Friday||September 2 2011||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Saturday||September 3 2011||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre||Details||Buy Tickets|
|Sunday||September 4 2011||Los Angeles, CA||TBA||Coming||Soon|
|Monday||September 5 2011||Las Vegas, NV||TBA||Coming||Soon|
|Saturday||September 10 2011||George, WA||The Gorge||Details||Buy Tickets|