Paper Diamond To Tour With Zeds Dead “Altered States” Fall Tour

By on June 12, 2013



Alex Botwin, better known as Paper Diamond, is a one of a kind artist who brings his own unique music to the table, a sound unparalleled to anything else around today. As he simply put, “Paper Diamond draws from an origami concept in that if you have a piece of paper, whatever your diamond shape is (simple or complex), that’s YOUR art. For me musically speaking, whether it’s simple or has a lot of layers, it’s my self-expression. Paper Diamond is art”. His aw inspiring musical creativity has landed him a spot working with labels including Pretty Lights Music and Diplo’s Mad Decent. While using a variety of production techniques that incorporate stirring bass driven beats with catchy vocals and melodies, his distinctive work with synthesizers constantly create smooth moving hits.


Paper Diamond’s Paragon EP




Altered States Free Tour EP


As the summer festival season sets in full swing, Paper Diamond continues to turn heads across the nation with debut appearances at Bonnaroo, The Governors Ball and HARD Summer Fest. Never failing to impress a crowd with his energetic, passionately driven shows, and what a better time to see him than following the release of Paragon. The 11 track EP features artists Protohype, Gavin Turke, and Cherub among others. These collaborative efforts support his cross over appeal and showcases his signature sound – art. Having the ability to produce any genre and make it his own is the perfect portrayal of Paper Diamond’s eclectic style and a distinctive experience with literally NO RULES.


Paper Diamond’s very excited to be joining Zed’s Dead on the Altered States tour as they have always played incredible shows together. Other artists playing on the tour include legendary Hip Hop DJ Green Lantern, and New York producer Branchez. Featuring a lineup promised to please a wide-variety of listeners, Zed’s Dead delves into the tour’s concept:

“We all play different styles of music, so the idea is that your mood and ‘STATE of consciousness’ will be ALTERED throughout the night. We’re going to take you all on a journey.”


Tickets are now available on and be sure to follow the hashtag  #GETALTERED on Twitter for live updates and tweets from the Altered States tour.



 6/13 – 6/16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

 6/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys

 7/11 – 7/13: Mariahville, NY @ Camp Bisco

 7/11 – 7/15: Temecula, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle

 8/4 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Summer Fest

 6/28 – 6/29 Wydham, VT @ Friendly Gathering

 7/10 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’ete DE Quebec

 8/7 – 8/12: Salmo, BC @ Shambhala

 8/30 – 9/1: Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival

10/4 – 10/6: Austin, TX @ Austin City Music Festival

10/11 – 10/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Music Festival




09/18 @ Garrick Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba

09/19 @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

09/20 @ Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

09/21 @ Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI

09/22 @ Beta, Waterloo, ON

09/26 @ Telus Theatre, Montreal, QB

09/27 @ Guelph Concert Theatre, Guelph, ON

09/28 @ Mustang Lounge, London, ON

09/30 @ Royale at Boston MA

10/01 @ The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT

10/02 @ Surrender at Las Vegas NV *Zeds Dead only*

10/03 @ Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

10/04 @ HARD @ Terminal 5, New York, NY

10/06 @ House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

10/07 @ The Bluestone, Columbus, OH

10/09 @ Old Rock House, St Louis MO

10/10 @ The Midland, Kansas City, MO

10/11 @ 1st Bank Center, Bloomfield, CO

10/12 @ The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, UT

10/13 @ Knitting Factory, Boise, ID

10/14 @ Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

10/17 @ McDonald, Eugene, OR

10/18 @ Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR

10/19 @ The Showbox, Seattle, WA

10/20 @ 9one9, Victoria, BC

10/22 @ Level, Kelowna, BC

10/24 @ Tec Center, Grande Prairie, AB

10/25 @ TBA, Calgary, AB

10/26 @ Encore, Edmonton, AB

10/28 @ Wilma Theatre, Missoula, Montana

10/30 @ Knitting Factory, Reno, NV

10/31 @ Rainbow Room, Fresno, CA

11/01 @ TBA, San Francisco, CA

“Paper Diamond has created a cohesive work out of disparate sounds, resisting modern EDM’s genre taxonomy. The EP is rooted in the bass-heavy, dubstep-driven sound that earned him legions of fans as part of Pretty Lights’ camp. But a sense of fearlessness permeates its 11 tracks, with no sound or sample off-limits.”

– Billboard


“His intoxicating mix of hip-hop and EDM is displayed from the beginning of the record to end on Paragon. Due to years of experience, Paper Diamond puts on a live show that will keep you on your feet the entire set. PD is a must-see live this summer.”


Paper Diamond Official Website






Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.