The man who many consider the godfather of the rave/dance scene kicks off his latest outing March 16 at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City. The tour treks through 25 cities before winding down with a couple of California festival gigs, including the April 28 in Indio, near Palm Springs.

D:Fuse will appear on all but four dates. Max Graham and Mark Lewis will make appearances along the way as well.

In the larger world of pop music, Oakenfold may not be a household name, but in production and DJ circles, he’s the master of the universe.

Starting in his native England and then in New York City’s disco scene, Oakenfold began spinning records in underground clubs. After a stint working for Arista Records, he returned to England and worked as a club promoter and U.K. agent for acts including the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC in the 1980s.

He continued DJing between day jobs and was already firmly on the ground floor for the exploding club scene of the late ‘80s. Oakenfold is credited with mixing house, soul, Italian disco and alternative music in a style that enabled him to open a string of hugely successful dance clubs in Britain and becoming a star in his own right.

His mixing skills caught the attention of many mainstream superstars of the day, and he was brought on to remix songs by U2, Simply Red, New Order, The Cure, Arrested Development and later on – Snoop Doggy Dogg.

He eventually was brought along on tours to perform live with U2, INXS, the Orb, Boy George, and Primal Scream.

Oakenfold has issued a series of compilations and studio albums since 1994. He’ll be out in support of a new release, Voyage into Trance, due to hit store shelves April 3.