MAJOR LAZER’S NEW LP “FREE THE UNIVERSE” COMING NOVEMBER 6th 2012
US TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED, EXCLUSIVE PRE-ORDER VIA GILT
“…the great appeal of Major Lazer is watching these dancehall concoctions transform, as elements of dub and hip-hop and reggae are also smashed into one freaky, juiced up mutant (kinda like the fictional Major Lazer himself).”
Since its inception in 2009, the one-armed cartoon Jamaican renegade know as Major Lazer (fronted by Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Diplo) has become a cultural zeitgeist- from being sampled by Beyonce for her single “Run The World (Girls)”, selling out shows and playing festivals across the world or leading the way in the current dancehall revival movement and producing the upcoming Snoop Dogg album, Major Lazer’s world takeover since the release of GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE…LAZERS DO is undeniable. The highly anticipated second full length installment of the Major Lazer saga, FREE THE UNIVERSE, is set to be released November 6th 2012 on Mad Decent / Downtown.
With one full length and two EPs under its belt, Major Lazer has already given a sneak peak of what’s to come with this year’s much lauded new single, “Get Free” featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, which SPIN called “a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn”. FREE THE UNIVERSE forges a new path for Major Lazer, now with Diplo as the sole executive producer for the project, and includes exciting collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavillion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, Dev and more.
In other news, producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Dre Skull join Major Lazer for the upcoming Snoop Dogg album Snoop Lion “Reincarnated” as Major Lazer. Major Lazer will also be featured on the upcoming title track from No Doubt’s highly anticipated album with famed dancehall artist Busy Signal. The official remix for Hot Chip “Look At Where We Are” is also available.
A limited edition “Get Free” 12″ came out on July 31st, featuring official remixes from drum & bass king Andy C, Brazilian trio Bonde do Role and new comers What So Not. the latter being found on-line as a bootleg. Major Lazer heads out on a string of end of summer European dates, kicking off August 15th in Otranto, Italy, before returning to the US for a limited run of dates on both coasts. Beginning at 10AM EST Wednesday, August 1st, an exclusive VIP pre-sale will be available on GiltCity.com to purchase tickets for US dates.
MAJOR LAZER EU TOUR DATES
8/15 – Otranto, Italy – Parco Torcito
8/16 – Calvia, Spain – Mallorca Rocks Hotel
8/17 – Ibiza, Spain – Ibiza Rocks Hotel
8/18 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
8/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA
8/23 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train
8/24 – Stockholm, Sweden – Popoganda Festival
8/25 – Daresbury, England, UK – Creamfields Festival
8/27 – London, UK – Notting Hill Carnival
9/7 – Berlin, Germany – Berlin Festival
9/8 – Isle of Wight, UK – Big Top
MAJOR LAZER FALL US TOUR DATES
10/18 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ HOB
10/25 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/26 – Boston, MA @ HOB
10/27 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5