Tag Archives: Hello
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)
Dragonette have spent the last two years working on special and successful collaborations. “Fire In Your New Shoes, ” their pairing with Kaskade, was a huge club hit worldwide, and one of the 4 songs they did with French DJ Martin Solveig, “Hello,” was a pop hit across the globe, going Top 10 in over 30 countries, achieving platinum status in the USA, getting synched 150 times in the process, and leading to Mr. Solveig producing Madonna. Now the band turn their attention to their own material again.
Preparing to release two brand new tunes this March, today sees the unveiling of Dragonette’s “The Right Woman” which appears on Proud to be Woman Vol. 3, a compilation put together by Diane von Furstenberg in celebration of International Women’s Day. The compilation will be released both digitally and as a limited edition Play button. All proceeds from the compilation benefit Vital Voices, an organization dedicated to empowering women worldwide. The track is a collaboration with producer Felix Blowxsom, who has worked with Sia and Empire of the Sun, and produces, remixes, and DJs under the Plastic Plates moniker. Check out some of his tracks here.
The band is also readying the video for the first proper new single “Let It Go” to be unleashed at the end of the month.
In conjunction with these releases, and in the lead-up to the release of Dragonette’s 3rd album (which is almost done!), Dan, Tina, and Joel are hitting the road to play a combination of new tracks and old favorites, stopping at SXSW and Coachella along the way. They will also pop in to the Juno Awards, where they’ll perform “Hello” and see if their nomination turns into their first win!
Dragonette Tour Dates
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Windish Agency Showcase @ Mohawk (Outside)
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Warp Magazine Showcase @ Friends
- Sat Mar 17 – More BBQ
- 3/21: Kingston, ON @ The Ale House – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Awards – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton – BUY TICKETS
- 3/24: Waterloo, ON @ The Starlight – BUY TICKETS
- 3/28: Halifax, NS @ Pacifico – BUY TICKETS
- 3/30: St. Johns, NL @ Club One – Tickets Available at the Door
- 4/1: Ottawa, ON – Juno Awards @ Scotiabank Place – BUY TICKETS
- 4/6: Miami, FL @ The Mansion – BUY TICKETS
- 4/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
- 4/14: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club – SOLD OUT
- 4/19: Whistler, BC – World Ski & Snowboard Festival @ Skier’s Plaza – FREE SHOW
- 4/21: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club – SOLD OUT