Next week, Afrobeta embarks on their first nationwide tour in support of their debut- they’re hitting the road with the inaugural Identity Festival tour, which will see them performing at some of the nations’ biggest outdoor amphitheatres. Other big names that will be on the road w/ the traveling festival include Holy Ghost!, Pretty Lights, Rusko, DJ Shadow, The Crystal Method, Hercules and Love Affair, and many more – see all of them here, and check out all the tour dates below!
Afrobeta, comprised of lead singer Cuci and producer extraordinaire Smurphio, are arguably the king & queen of Miami’s dance scene, as evidenced by the Miami New Times. Their diverse & unique sound transcends genres- Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery, combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping basslines, will keep you moving from start to finish on Under The Streets. You can head over to Afrobeta’s soundcloud page to check out a bunch of original tracks and remixes, including Larry Tee’s rework of “Play House.” The band also released an awesomely futuristic video of the track, which you can check out here.
Identity Festival Tour Dates (w/ Afrobeta on all dates)
08/11 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
08/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/16 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Amphitheatre
08/18 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/21 – New York, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/23 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
08/24 – Tampa, FL – 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
08/25 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
08/27 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/28 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
09/02 – San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
09/03 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/04 – San Bernadino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
09/05 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay
09/10 – Seattle, WA – The Gorge Amphitheater
Starting at 9am local time, you have only 20 hours to grab a ticket to any IDENTITY Festival show to see Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, Avicii, Afrojack, Rusko, the Crystal Method, the Disco Biscuits, Steve Lawler and TONS MORE!
Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta have been tearing up dancefloors in their hometown since 2006, with the Miami New Times even naming them Best Band in 2010. After the success of their debut EP, Do You Party?, which came out last July, the band is ready to announce the details of their full-length debut- Under The Streetswill see a release in Summer 2011 via Do IT Music Group!
Download “Nighttime” the first free track for a taste of what Under The Streets has in store for the world!
Cuci Amador and Smurphio formed Afrobeta in 2006 as a means to attain an ultimate form of artistic self-expression. Their mutual love of classic songwriting, Cuban pastries and dancing till 5AM inspired them to make music together. The thirteen tracks that make up their debut album will undoubtedly ignite dance-floors around the world. Afrobeta’s unique (and diverse) sound transcends genre classifications. Cuci’s rapid-fire delivery, combined with Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping basslines, will keep you moving from start to finish on Under The Streets.