The Check Yo’ Ponytail tour is gearing up to start on October 26th in Denver. This year, the touring family consists of The Presets who bring their new show to USA for the first time, LE1F, Antwon, Chela and CYP founder Franki Chan.
Described by Time Out NY as “the most participatory live dance set I’ve seen”, by SPIN as “anthems for husky straight dudes who aren’t ashamed to dance”, and “unequivocally the best live set I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life” by LA Music Blog, Australian electronic dance wizards The Presets are famous for their blistering live show. Across 3 albums and 10 years, The Presets have produced dance anthems that appeal to both hearts and minds the world over. While they build towards their next album, 2014 has seen them release two new singles, “Goodbye Future” and “No Fun”, produce with world’s first six-sided music video (in conjunction with Google Play – over at www.thepresets.com), build a brand new live show (making its US debut on this Fall run) and collaborate with the world’s most acclaimed and inventive chamber orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
The Presets have a very diverse following, and the relationship with Franki Chan and Check Yo Ponytail has been cemented and blossomed over the past 10 years, with The Presets first ever Los Angeles show being presented by Check Yo Ponytail! With an appeal that’s seen them close off stages as diverse as Coachella to Folsom Street Fair, Mardi Gras to Glastonbury, The Presets will be bringing fire to the CYP this fall.
More about Check Yo’ Ponytail:
In the tradition of CYP Tour and CYP2, the tour will a diverse audience each night. CYP2 has already featured many emerging artists such as Big Freedia, Das Racist, Oh Land, Light Asylum and The Drums; with more established acts like Andrew W.K., Skrillex, Boys Noize, Blonde Redhead, Wavves, and Metronomy as well. CYP2 even had the honor of hosting The Rolling Stones in 2012 at Echoplex, in their first club appearance in over 18 years. Outside of LA, CYP2 has taken over cities all over the country with curated stages at Electric Forest and Fun Fun Fun Fest to a crazy SUPER PARTY at SXSW.
In 2006, Franki Chan began a Tuesday weekly called Check Yo’ Ponytail. The humble, open genre party quickly became an important part of the Los Angeles music scene with its diverse approach to selecting and curating some of the most eclectic, DIY talent from around the world. Innovative artists were changing the industry with new ideas and impressive performances, but most of them lacked a forum to present their talents. Check Yo Ponytail filled that void, presenting many of these performers to audiences for the first time while creating some of the most memorable high energy parties Los Angeles has ever scene.
CYP TOUR DATES w/ THE PRESETS, LE1F, ANTWON, CHELA and FRANKI CHAN:
10/26 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic *
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic *
10/29 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth %
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ Club Tulipe %
10/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *
11/2 – DC @ 930 Club *
11/4 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
11/5 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
11/6 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s *
11/8 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival (The Presets Only)
11/8 – Austin, TX @ CYP FFF After Party / Empire # (The Presets DJ set) FREE!
11/9 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
11/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater #
11/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl #
11/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield *
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater #
11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent #
* w/ Antwon
# w/ LE1F
% w/ Saint Pepsi
- Check Yo Ponytail Tour w The Presets, Le1f, Antwon, Chela, Franki Chan
- The Presets releases new single 'Goodbye Future' & remixes
- Antwon releases two new single from 'Heavy Hearted Doldrums' out May 6 on UNIF/Nature World
- Chela launches new single 'Handful of Gold' on IHEARTCOMIX's new label IHC 1NFINITY
- Antwon releases new track 'Kyocera' produced by Cities Aviv