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 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).
05/04 9:30 CLUB WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
05/05 UNION TRANSFER PHILADELPHIA, PA*
05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB BOSTON, MA*
05/08 TERMINAL 5 NEW YORK, NY*
05/09 LE NATIONAL MONTREAL, QC*
05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL TORONTO, ON*
05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE MADISON, WI*
05/15 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
05/17 THE GRANADA LAWRENCE, MO*
05/18 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER, CO*
05/19 THE DEPOT SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
05/21 AVALON LOS ANGELES, CA*
05/24FOX THEATER SAN FRANCISCO, CA
05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
- Video: Dragonette – “Run Run Run” (musicallyamusing.com)
- Download: Dragonette – “Run Run Run” (Sunshine Jones remix) (musicallyamusing.com)