The Presets & Dragonette Join Forces for North American Tour May 2013

By on March 26, 2013

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This May, The Presets and Dragonette come together for an extensive co-headline across North America. 

 

Although coming from opposite sides of the world (Australia and Canada respectively), both The Presets and Dragonette share recognition globally for their electric live shows – hailed by audiences and critics as infectious, dynamic and irrepressible.

 

The Presets tour this May in support of their recently released album Pacifica. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica ventures boldly into new, uncharted musical territories, traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion.

 

Fresh from US dates with Major Lazer, Dragonette will be showcasing material from their latest long player Bodyparts. From emotion-packed ballads to fist-pumping anthems, Bodyparts fuses heavy-hitting electro rhythms with pulsing beats, and sing-along choruses.

 

The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” is the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history.

 

Pacifica is following suit – acclaimed Album of The Year in a dozen Australian publications, and the single “Ghosts” recently awarded Single of the Year (Readers’ Choice) for at the 4th annual Australian Rolling Stone Awards. 

 

Dragonette has also racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in the past year: a JUNO Award win for their hit single “Hello,” a live performance on Good Morning America, and a second JUNO nomination for Dance Recording of the Year for Bodyparts.

 

The bands will be joined in most markets by acclaimed LA duo, Classixx, performing tracks live from their upcoming debut Hanging Gardens, a svelte selection of impossibly sunny grooves, expertly crafted for road trips, pool parties and dance clubs (All shows except Salt Lake City, Phoenix and San Francisco).

 

Tickets on-sale this Friday March 29.

SAT 05/04 9:30 CLUB  WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*

SUN 05/05 UNION TRANSFER  PHILADELPHIA, PA*

TUE 05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB  BOSTON, MA*

WED 05/08 TERMINAL 5  NEW YORK, NY*

THU 05/09 LE NATIONAL  MONTREAL, QC*

FRI 05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL  TORONTO, ON*

SUN 05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN*

MON 05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*

TUE 05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE  MADISON, WI*

WED 05/15 FIRST AVENUE  MINNEAPOLIS, MN*

FRI 05/17 THE GRANADA  LAWRENCE, MO*

SAT 05/18 OGDEN THEATRE  DENVER, CO*

SUN 05/19 THE DEPOT  SALT LAKE CITY, UT

MON 05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ 

TUE 05/21 AVALON  LOS ANGELES, CA*

FRI 05/24FOX THEATER  SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

SAT 05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY  SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)

SAT 05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)

SUN 05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL  GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)

 

*with Classixx

Praise for The Presets

 

“Unequivocally the best live set I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life to date.” – LA Music Blog

 

With harder-edged beats plus melodies ruling the EDM scene, it’s the right album at the right time” – Billboard

Praise for Dragonette

 

“Dragonette has long been a secret weapon of the pop underground“  – Rolling Stone

 

“gritty, distinctive dance rock”  – USA Today

 

 

Praise for Classixx

 

“Remixers that can turn anything into a slice of summer bliss” – Pitchfork

“Consistently Impressive” – Prefix Mag

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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.

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