Since Cosmic Opera’s mysterious teaser video and Twitter countdown were released, the internet has been abuzz about the “extrasensory dance event series” that promises to change the landscape of dance music forever. Cosmic Opera’s inaugural headliner (and partner in production) is Globally renowned Swedish House Mafia member and EDM icon, Axwell.
After pre-sale tickets sold out in under 30 seconds and general sale in less than 14 minutes for February 24, Cosmic Opera added an additional date on February 23. The remaining 500 tickets for February 23 will go on sale Tuesday, February 7 at 10 AM.
Axwell, headlining both nights will be joined by supporting artists Deniz Koyu on 2/23 and Thomas Gold on 2/24, along with NO_ID opening on both dates. Axwell and Cosmic Opera will transform New York City’s historic Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center.
As reported by the New York Times, founder Justin Cohen has ambitions to change the way people experience electronic-dance concerts, turning them into theatrical events with dreamlike imagery. Cosmic Opera will have a storyline, with costumed actors mingling in the crowd.
Cosmic Opera’s kick-off is the first must-see event of 2012, the production will not stop there. The team behind this new brand of unique events does not drop the word “extrasensory” lightly.
The remaining 500 tickets for the Thursday night experience on February 23rd of the highly sought after Cosmic Opera are available Tues, Feb. 7 at 10AM EST.
In addition, Cosmic Opera unveils the new state of the art trailer, watch here!
Visit Cosmic Opera’s Website, www.thecosmicopera.com/ and check out the new section titled “The Dressing Room” which provides more details on the festivities.
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE Tuesday Feb 7
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Deniz Koyu has without doubt proven to be one of the most promising talents to watch out for in 2011. In 2011 Deniz’ single releases “Tung” and “Hertz” on Flamingo Recordings and his remixes for James Blunt’s “Dangerous” and Kaskade’s “Turn It Down” evolved into huge house anthems at clubs and festivals around the globe, being played over and over by Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Erick Morillo, David Guetta, and Calvin Harris.
Fedde Le Grand voted Deniz “Breakthrough DJ/Producer 2011”, Sebastian Ingrosso called him “big time talent”, and Axwell replied to the question of a Swedish journalist if he had personal favourites among young DJs: “Deniz Koyu. He makes damn cool music at the moment.“
Thomas Gold is known for having amongst the most impeccable programming and mixing skills in the business. When asked by DJ Mag to name their upcoming DJ/producer of 2011, Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Sander van Doorn, Cosmic Gate had one name in common – Thomas Gold. As a producer, Thomas Gold focuses on quality over quantity. 2010’s smashes “AGORa” [Size], “Work That” / “Kananga” [Toolroom], “The Button” [Toolroom], “Areena” (w/ David Tort and David Gausa), Thomas Gold & Alex Kenji “What´s Up” [Spinnin’] and Fatboy Slim vs Thomas Gold “Star69” [Skint], set the stage for a massive 2011. Thomas Gold’s collaboration with Dirty South, “Alive (feat. Kate Elsworth),” was named essential new tune by BBC Radio 1 on July 8, shot to number two on the Beatport charts and became one of the summer’s true festival anthems. As a DJ, Thomas Gold played all the right places in 2011. The impressive list includes coveted spots on Swedish House Mafia’s legendary Masquerade Motel Miami, EDC Las Vegas @ Swedish House Mafia (main) stage, Size Matters @ Governor’s Island, NYC, Tomorrowland main stage, and numerous others.
Born in Amsterdam, raised in music. The NO_ID duo kicked off in the year 2008, formed by two local heroes. They joined forces and instantly shook the Dutch DJ scene by winning the Amsterdam Dance Event Demolition Contest with one of their first tracks called “Wurld”. This track was nominated for best house track with commercial potential. NO_ID tries to create a new and fresh international big room, proggy techy house sound, that is rarely found on the Dutch dance floors nowadays. Constantly finding new ways to enthuse and arouse their audiences, that is what NO_ID stands for and where these two guys put their faith in. Firm believers in the element of surprise, they let the music speak for itself as they play. Projects of NO_ID have been released on Cr2 Records, Armada Music, Ultra Records, Spinnin’ Records, Diffused Music and others. Supported by Tiesto, Swedish House Maffa, Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight and Michael Woods, plus numerous others.