To celebrate his recent triple album release on Astralwerks, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda, Eric Prydz is excited to announce more live dates (see listing below) across the U.S. in addition to his headlining the IDENTITY festival in 15 cities in July and August. These are his first live dates in the U.S. since 2007.
The IDENTITY festival is North America’s first travelling electronic music festival and features the most cutting-edge acts in EDM, presenting them in some of America’s most storied venues, arenas that were long reserved for rock bands. In addition to Eric Prydz, this year’s lineup includes Paul Van Dyk, Wolfgang Gartner, Nero, Porter Robinson and many more.
Since his arrival, Eric Prydz has consistently broken into uncharted territory for dance music. Festivals, events and venues across the planet have rocked to his performances, safe in the knowledge that they’re witnessing something special. In 2011 Eric launched his innovative new show concept, ‘EPIC’, at London’s O2 Academy Brixton to a sell out audience. This special show features exclusive cutting edge production, 3D holographic video projection and lighting systems. Coupled with Eric’s rousing music it is a ground breaking audio and visual feast.
Just last month, Astralwerks released two complete packages under the Pryda guise, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda. These two products are offered as both a single album of rare, unreleased tracks AND a deluxe triple album those unreleased tracks plus a DJmixed retrospective of tracks originally released on Prydz’s acclaimed boutique label. Order on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/HXNUBZ. Upon release, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda, was the #2 iTunes dance album and his podcast was the #2 iTunes music podcast.
Eric Prydz stands alone in his ability to mix commercial success with underground notoriety. With his labels, Pryda and Mouseville he has been acknowledged by Beatport as one of their biggest selling artists of all time. Both are held in the highest regard by an adoring underground scene and have allowed Prydz to remain something of an enigma while being a household name.
Of the deluxe triple album set, Disc 1 is comprised of new Pryda productions which some fans may have heard as works in progress (including “Shadows”, “Agag”, “Mighty Love” and “Allein”). Discs 2 and 3 bring together many of the classic tracks from the Pryda catalogue, sequenced and mixed by Eric himself, and including some of his special re-edits. Pryda has become a genre-defining stable and is one of the most successful and influential dance labels in the world. This compilation album rounds up an incredible chapter in Eric’s career so far, laying the foundations for the next exciting phase.
Eric Prydz’s releases and forward-thinking live shows have allowed him to achieve worldwide recognition with his integrity intact. Now signed to Astralwerks Records, Eric Prydz has started working on his much anticipated debut artist album, due for release late 2012.
Tour Dates and Cities (New Dates in BOLD):
6/30 Ottawa, Ontario – Escapade Festival*
7/1 Chicago – Wavefront Festival*
7/1 Chicago – Paris Club*
7/3 Denver – Beta*
7/4 Las Vegas – Surrender*
7/14 Las Vegas – Encore Beach Club*
7/14 Los Angeles – Hollywood Palladium* View trailer here!
7/19 Cincinnati – Riverbend #
7/20 Detroit – Phoenix Plaza #
7/21 Toronto – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #
7/22 Montreal – Arena*
7/26 Boston – Comcast Center #
7/27 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live #
7/28 Wantagh – Nixon at Jones Beach Theater #
7/29 Philadelphia – Festival Pier #
8/2 Atlanta – Aarons Amphitheatre #
8/3 Tampa – 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre #
8/4 Miami – Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront #
8/5 Tallahassee – Coliseum*
8/9 Austin – Emo’s East*
8/10 Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion #
8/11 Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #
8/12 El Paso – Buchanan’s*
8/13 Las Vegas – XS*
8/17 San Francisco – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
8/18 San Diego – Cricket Amphitheatre #
8/19 Phoenix – Pavilion Amphitheatre #
# Headlining IDENTITY Festival
*Non-IDENTITY Fest date/solo date
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