ERIC PRYDZ TO HEADLINE IDENTITY FESTIVAL IN 15 CITIES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
IN JULY AND AUGUST
ON MAY 22nd ASTRALWERKS WILL RELEASE ERIC PRYDZ PRESENTS PRYDA
In conjunction with his forthcoming Astralwerks release Prydz Presents Pryda on May 22nd, Eric Prydz is excited to announce his first live dates in the U.S. since 2007 by joining the IDENTITY festival in 15 cities across the U.S. in July and August. 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.
A $25 All-In early-bird ticket special will be available for a limited time when tickets go on-sale April 24, 2012 here. A full list of cities and dates are listed below – tour stops include Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, New Jersey, New York and more.
Astralwerks will be releasing two complete packages under the Pryda guise, Eric Prydz presents Pryda, on May 22nd. These two products will be offered as both a single CD of rare, unreleased tracks AND a deluxe 3-CD set of those unreleased tracks plus a DJmixed retrospective of tracks originally released on Prydz’s acclaimed boutique label. Preorder on iTunes: http://bit.ly/HXNUBZ
Of the deluxe 3-CD set, Disc 1 will be made up of new unreleased 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 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.
Since his arrival, Eric Prydz has inadvertently 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.
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.
IDENTITY Tour Dates and Cities:
7/19 Cincinnati – Riverbend
7/20 Detroit – Phoenix Plaza
7/21 Toronto – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 Boston – Comcast Center
7/27 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
7/28 Wantagh – Nixon at Jones Beach Theater
7/29 Camden – SBC or Pier
8/2 Atlanta – Aarons Amphitheatre
8/3 Tampa – 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre
8/4 Miami – Klipsch Amphitheatre at Bayfront
8/10 Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/11 Houston – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17 San Francisco – Shoreline Amphitheatre * Tickets on-sale 6/1
8/18 San Diego – Cricket Amphitheatre * Tickets on-sale 6/1
8/19 Phoenix – Pavilion Amphitheatre
Full IDENTITY line-up *:
Paul Van Dyk
+ More To Be Announced
* Check local listing for each city