Major Lazer To ‘Free The Universe’

Diplo’s Major Lazer heads out in March to “Free The Universe” with a global tour beginning in Toronto next month with gigs scheduled all the way through mid-May.  Dragonet appears on some dates, Angel Haze and Lunice on others.

Coming off a year included snagging producer of the year Grammy noms for working on albums for No Doubt, Usher, Snoop Lion and others, Diplo and The Major are definitely sitting on top of the ol’ planet.  Plus, the release of “Get Free” featuring The Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman has already gone gold in Belgium and Holland.

Now the cartoon Jamaican renegade is out to conquer the globe, launching the tour a few days after the Free The Universe album lands in stores Feb. 19.

Here’s the plan:

Feb. 28 – Toronto, Ontario, Danforth Music hall
March 1 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 2 – Chicago, Ill., Congress Theater
March 3 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
March 5 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom
March 7 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
March 8 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
March 9 – New Orleans, La., Mardi Gras World (Buku Music + Art Project”)
March 11 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
March 12 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
March 19 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre
March 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
March 21 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
March 22 – Kansas City, Mo., The Midland By AMC
March 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Venue
March 26 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
March 27 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
March 28 – San Francisco, Calif., The Independent
April 25 – Paris, France, Le Bataclan
April 26 – Rouen, France, Le Club 106
April 27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
April 29 – Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli
May 1 – Sheffield, England, The Plug
May 2 – Oxford, England, O2 Academy Oxford
May 3 – Bristol, England, O2 Academy Bristol
May 4 – London, England, Roundhouse
May 7 – Brussels, Belgium, AB Club @ Ancienne Belgique
May 8 – Zurich, Switzerland, Maag Halle
May 9 – Milan, Italy, Magazzini Generali
May 10 – Bologna, Italy, Link
May 11 – Marseille, France, Cabaret Aleatoire
May 14 – Prague, Czech Republic, Lucerna Grand Hall
May 15 – Warsaw, Poland, Palladium
May 16 – Berghain

Dragonet appears Feb. 28-March 12.  Angel Haze and Lunice appear March 19-March 22 & March 26-April 25. 

Major Lazer appears at “Lollapalooza Brazil” March 3 and “Lollapalooza Chile” April 6.

Pre-sales for many U.S. shows begin this week with general onsales launching this weekend. Check out Major Lazer’s Facebook page for more information.