Go In Search Of Sunrise With Tiësto
Tiësto continues the North American leg of his globe-spanning In Search of Sunrise tour tonight at Le Cirque in Dallas and will hit clubs, theatres, a festival and even a couple of coliseums through the first week of July.
Lucky stops on the itinerary include the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo. (June 11), Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. (June 13), Clutch Cargo’s in Detroit (June 16), The Estate in Boston (June 18-19), Opera in Atlanta (June 23), Webster Hall in New York City (June 25-27), Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto (June 30) and Whitehouse in The Hamptons, N.Y. (July 3).
Tickets are available at Tiesto.com.
Beginning July 7, Tiësto will settle in for a residency at Ibiza hotspot Privilege for the first time in three years, hosting a four-hour party every Monday night through September 22.
Fans in the rest of the world needn’t begin making travel plans to Spain’s Balearic Islands however, because the superstar DJ has plenty of other destinations on his calendar through the summer, including She Discoteca in Barcelona, Spain (July 11), the Papaya Summer Festival in Island Pag, Croatia (July 16), Ghazala in Alexandria, Egypt (July 20), Global Gathering in Stratford Upon Avon, U.K. (July 25), Club Vogue in Girne, Cyprus (July 30), Golf Yasmine in Hammamet, Tunisia (August 6), O2 Arena in London (August 8), Machac 2008 in Doksy, Czech Republic (August 22), Creamfields in Daresbury, U.K. (August 24), Haoman 17 in Tel Aviv, Israel (September 4), Phoenix Hall in Debrecen, Hungary (September 13), Festivalna Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria (September 17) and Eden Arena in St. Julians, Malta (September 21).
Info on tickets for Tiësto’s residency and his international shows is also available at Tiesto.com.
Tiësto, who was the first DJ ever to grace the cover of Pollstar, is on a mission to bring dance music out of the club, especially in the States.
“That was definitely my goal, because I’ve been playing in [international] clubs for years, also in the U.S.,” Tiësto told Pollstar. “And I thought it was time to try to see how far we can go to push the boundaries.
“It feels a little bit more underground in the States, but the crowd is really enthusiastic. People get so much pre-programmed, like rock and hip-hop, and it’s all the same on every radio station and on television. So when they hear dance music, I’ve noticed that the vibe is so much better. Everybody’s really happy. I love to play for that crowd.”
So once Tiësto’s successfully converted the masses to dance fans, what’s next?
“I’ve got a couple of cards left. At the moment, I’ve got a lot of remix requests from all over the world,” he said. “A lot of bands approach me to produce with them. I think my production skills, I’m going to develop those a lot more in the next couple of years. Maybe to try to produce some really good electronic songs, combined with rock or the Timbaland kind of sound.
“And the DJ’ing. I still love it, so I’m going to keep going with that. It’s getting better and better I feel. There’s just so much joy if you can do arenas, and you know, the bigger the better.”