Although coming from opposite sides of the world (Australia and Canada respectively), both The Presets and Dragonette 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.
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.
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. Dragonette have 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).
Here’s a quote from The Presets about their up-coming Boston date:
We are crazy excited to come back and visit you all again. We’re thrilled to be sharing the stage with Dragonette, and we’re bringing Classixx along to help start the party. So stop jumping up and down like a dero, and instead bring your dancing shoes and move those hips.
SAT 05/04 9:30 CLUB WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
SUN 05/05 UNION TRANSFER PHILADELPHIA, PA*
TUE 05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB BOSTON, MA*
WED 05/08 TERMINAL 5 NEW YORK, NY*
THU 05/09 LE NATIONAL MONTREAL, QC*
FRI 05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL TORONTO, ON*
SUN 05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
MON 05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
TUE 05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE MADISON, WI*
WED 05/15 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
FRI 05/17 THE GRANADA LAWRENCE, MO*
SAT 05/18 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER, CO*
SUN 05/19 THE DEPOT SALT LAKE CITY, UT
MON 05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
TUE 05/21 AVALON LOS ANGELES, CA*
FRI 05/24FOX THEATER SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAT 05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
SAT 05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
SUN 05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
Praise for The Presets
“Unequivocally the best live set I’ve ever witnessed in my entire life to date.” – LA Music Blog
“With harder-edged beats plus melodies ruling the EDM scene, it’s the right album at the right time” – Billboard
Praise for Dragonette
“Dragonette has long been a secret weapon of the pop underground“ – Rolling Stone
“gritty, distinctive dance rock” – USA Today
Praise for Classixx
“Remixers that can turn anything into a slice of summer bliss” – Pitchfork
“Consistently Impressive” – Prefix Mag