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HARD FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR! CRYSTAL CASTLES, RUSKO, SINDEN AND DESTRUCTO TO HEADLINE IN TWELVE CITIES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA THIS AUGUST

HARD FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR! CRYSTAL CASTLES, RUSKO, SINDEN AND DESTRUCTO TO HEADLINE IN TWELVE CITIES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA THIS AUGUST

You’ve likely heard of them and now prepare to get to know them well in a city near you this summer as HARD officially announces the launch of the HARD Summer Tour! HARD is known for bringing some of the biggest names in the electronic, dance, hip-hop and rock scenes together under one roof and this summer will be no different with Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden and Destructo. Beginning August 6th, the twelve city tour lineup kicks off in Oakland, CA and hits LA, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philly, DC, New York, and closes on August 22nd in Baltimore.

Toronto underground dance-punk duo Crystal Castles have been heralded by press as icons to their generation. HARD Summer tour will see them amping up a live show that made them infamous with new music from their upcoming summer album on Fiction/Lies. Sharing the stage will be the multi-tasking UK Dubstep producer, Rusko. Beyond his own debut release of O.M.G.! coming on Mad Decent/Downtown in May, Rusko has logged time already this year producing songs for the upcoming M.I.A. Album, touring with Major Lazer and is the first European producer to work with Gucci Mane! Alongside these cultural phenoms will be fellow UK producer Sinden and HARD’s very own Destructo, both names to watch in 2010.

HARD has made a name in Los Angeles as the premiere festival to see some of the best in the underground and in 2009 took to the streets of New York to show how California gets it done. With the success of HARD LA and HARD NYC and now the highly anticipated HARD LA M.I.A & HARD NYC M.I.A. this July, HARD Summer Tour will be THE show to be at this summer!

Tickets are up for grabs starting Tuesday, April 6th. For more information on where to purchase and event info, please visit www.hardfest.com

HARD SUMMER TOUR DATES

Fri Aug 6 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, TBA, and Destructo

Sat Aug 7 Los Angeles, CA HARD Summer Music Festival 2010
Soulwax, Crystal Castles, Diplo, Tiga, Digitalism, Green Velvet, Skream, Caspa,
Benga, Sinden, Destructo, The Twelves, Breakbot, Schlachthofbronx and much more TBA

Mon Aug 9 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Wed Aug 11 Austin TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Fri Aug 13 Chicago IL Congress Theater
Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Sat Aug 14 Toronto ON Koolhaus
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Sun Aug 15 Montreal PQ Metropolis
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, TBA, and Destructo

Tue Aug 17 Boston MA House of Blues
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Wed Aug 18 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Fri Aug 20 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Sat Aug 21 New York Terminal 5
Crystal Castles, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

Sun Aug 22 Baltimore MD Sonar
Crystal Castles, Rusko, Sinden, Destructo and more TBA

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DIPLO AND SWITCH ANNOUNCE MAJOR LAZER TOUR, “LAZERS NEVER DIE” CROSS CONTINENTAL TOUR BEGINS MARCH 27th IN MIAMI UK DUBSTEP PRODUCER AND MAD DECENT SIGNEE, RUSKO, TO OPEN ON ALL DATES

DIPLO AND SWITCH ANNOUNCE MAJOR LAZER TOUR, “LAZERS NEVER DIE” CROSS CONTINENTAL TOUR BEGINS MARCH 27th IN MIAMI UK DUBSTEP PRODUCER AND MAD DECENT SIGNEE, RUSKO, TO OPEN ON ALL DATES

Major Lazer, the cartoon musical machination of Diplo and Switch and Jamaican zombie-slaying renegade who we all learned to love in 2009, is teaching us an important lesson early in 2010: Lazers Never Die. There’s no better way to prove this than by bringing their bass-thumping parties across the continent for full US tour this spring! From Miami to San Francisco, Diplo and Switch will blast their futuristic dance hall sounds into the hearts and heads of old and new fans alike.

Last year’s release of Major Lazer’s debut album, Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, brought a round of critical applause from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, the New Yorker, Fader, Filter, Nylon, Paste, GQ, XLR8R, Bust, Pitchfork and was voted one of the top 10 albums of the year by the New York Times. The futuristic dancehall and digital reggae bangers have set the bar for DJs and their fans to expect a higher quality of cross continental influences in modern dance music. 2009 was just the start for Diplo and Switch’s protégé, Major Lazer, and we can expect 2010 to be even bigger and better with more awe inspiring, sweaty dance floor nights to come!

Major Lazer will be joined on the road by one Mad Decent’s most exciting new artists to watch out for in 2010, Rusko.

Music, art, bio and more available upon request.

PRESS ON MAJOR LAZER

Well paced and immaculately produced – PITCHFORK

The shotgun rhythms, spaghetti western guitars, and dubstep explosions intertwine with lover’s rock, roots reggae, and other island styles to impressively evoke the pair’s genre-splicing DJ sets. – SPIN

This year’s best dancehall album – NYLON

The guys do an incredible job of combining both the “Diplo” and “Switch” styles with that of Major Lazer, while still paying respect to a genre they clearly love.- URB

TOUR DATES:
3/27/10 Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL
3/28/10 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
3/30/10 Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC
3/31/10 Bourbon St Balitmore, MD
4/2/10 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, PA
4/3/10 Terminal 5 New York, NY
4/4/10 Middle East Cambride, MA
4/6/10 BoMa Columbus, OH
4/7/10 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
4/8/10 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
4/9/10 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
4/10/10 Metro Chicago, IL
4/11/10 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/13/10 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, CO
4/15/10 The Knitting Factory Reno, NV
4/16/10 Mezzanine San Francisco
4/17/10 Coachella Indio, CA