Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coachella 2011 Lineup Announced

Here it is.

Interesting: Am I sensing a turn away from trance? I guess the big news here is Kanye, Cee Lo the Chemical Brothers and Sasha. Steve Angello gets huge billing -- bigger than, say, the Klaxons or even the sole trance artist we could spot, Paul Van Dyk (must be lonely).

Duck Sauce will bring Armand Van Helden and A-Trak to the desert. Reading the finer print ... is that Leftfield? Blast from the past. Boys Noize, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, DJ Hype, Green Velvet, Jack Beats (puts on reading glasses) and Trentemoller, among others, represent core EDM.

It's a much more critically potent and edgy lineup than last year's Deadmau5/Kaskade/Tiesto dependent talent. We're assuming organizers hope the vibe will improve too.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

PAUL VAN DYK Announces February 19, 2011 Show at NYC's Terminal 5 // Select North American Tour Dates Confirmed

DT: DECEMBER 20, 2010





Electronic music trailblazer PAUL VAN DYK (PvD) has a long history of extraordinary appearances in New York City and is hands down one of the most revered names for the best dance music events in town. Now the global icon has announced he will return for an all-ages special engagement at Terminal 5 on Saturday, February 19 as part of a select run of North American winter tour dates. Tickets are on sale now—just in time to make a great holiday gift for any nightlife enthusiast.

“New York has always been one of my favorite destinations in the U.S.,” states VAN DYK. “From my residencies at Limelight (Disco 2000), Twilo and the Central Park shows, I always felt a very special connection with my audience there. I chose Terminal 5 because it is a new location for me and it marks a new decade of PvD shows in New York City.”

Creating the right atmosphere has always been a major part of presentation at a PvD show. For Terminal 5, VAN DYK and his team are currently working with a major festival stage designer and light artist to create a fascinating surrounding for the music. With rumblings there is a new artist album in the works for 2011, fans will get a sneak preview to the upcoming visual concept of its complimenting live tour.

Adds PvD, “I will play some of my own classics, but also a lot of new material from the upcoming album as I’m nearly finished with the production. There will be a lot of great collaborations on there which I’m very excited about and I can’t wait for it to be released.”

Tickets for PAUL VAN DYK at Terminal 5 are available now from $25 to $40 at Ticketmaster at:

Catch PAUL VAN DYK in North America this winter:

Fri 1/28 Atlanta, GA Opera
Sat 1/29 Toronto, ON Guvernment Kool Haus
Thu 2/17 Boston, MA Royale
Fri 2/18 Montreal, QC Telus Theater
Sat 2/19 New York City, NY Terminal 5

View FUSE TV’s interview with PAUL VAN DYK from the Voodoo Experience Festival in
New Orleans here:



Grammy-nominated artist, globally acclaimed DJ and audio architect Paul van Dyk continues to dominate the electronic music charts and appears at the pinnacle of every Top DJ list around the globe. PvD, as his fans have nicknamed him, has been ranked the world’s No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine’s "Top 100 DJs” poll two times, something less than a handful of DJs have ever achieved. The Berlin, Germany-based artist last released VOLUME in 2009, an album of his best works to date—encompassing selections from his massive, 15-year catalogue [45 RPM (1994), Seven Ways (1996), Out There And Back (2000), the Grammy-nominated Reflections (2003) and In Between (2007)]. His new album will be released summer 2011. Aside from his musical activity, Paul van Dyk has always dedicated a significant part of his life to politics and social justice. In 2001 he did a charity benefit for NYC's Ground Hero Kids and in 2004, PvD was the only electronic artist involved in a nationwide tour with the Rock The Vote campaign. He most recently received Berlin’s Medal of Honor (Landesverdienstorden) in recognition of his work with Ruckenwind, a charity organization he founded dedicated to helping poor children in Berlin. He joins a distinguished list of arts and political establishment figures with this honor.




# # #

Monday, December 13, 2010

John Digweed Headlines Avalon's NYE With Extended Set


LOS ANGELES, December 13th, 2010 - House and techno legend, John Digweed, will be headlining this year’s New Year’s Eve party at the Avalon Hollywood December 31st, 2010. Digweed is one of the most prolific, consistent and influential DJs in the world, emerging from the small seaside UK town of Hastings to become one of the biggest DJs on the planet.

Los Angeles is no stranger to John Digweed, indeed he headlined Avalon’s first ever New Year’s Eve party in Hollywood, and his iconic sets at the Mayan and Avalon have become the stuff of West Coast legend. The return of John Digweed to headline Avalon’s NYE is not insignificant. His signature approach to DJing, putting substance over cheap frills, is the underlying theme behind the night, back to basics.

Whether on his meticulous productions and mix CDs for his label Bedrock, or behind a club’s DJ booth, Digweed is a man who lets his music do the talking. He disregards brow-beating pomp and circumstance and refuses to follow flash-in-the-pan genre trends. The underlying pillars of his success mirror the founding tenets of Avalon, presenting consistently great music with incredible sound and taking club goers on musical journeys that resonate well beyond closing time.

While other NYE offerings may attempt to dazzle you with fairground rides, neon and glowsticks or fireworks, Avalon will, as ever, be focused on the essentials, great music and great sound in one of Hollywood’s most iconic properties. Starting the New Year as you mean to go on is always important, and no-one wants to spend NYE fighting through crowds or dodging elbows on over-full dancefloors. Comfort and style will be watchwords throughout the night at Avalon with renovated VIP booths, plus balcony and stage seating available.

Digweed’s return is a fitting way to cap off an excellent year at Avalon, which has been the West Coast’s home to dance music in 2010, frequently selling out both its weekly nights, CONTROL and Avaland. Avaland has continued to host the biggest names in house and techno, with residents Erick Morillo, Dirty South and Steve Angello, while CONTROL has presented the best and brightest emerging names in dance music to a new generation of fans, hosting everyone from GRUM to Wolfgang Gartner. Plaudits have included I-DJ, Resident Advisor, Mix Mag, DJ Mag and the venue won URB Mag’s reader’s poll for best venue early in 2010.

Digweed has been on a touring tear this year, with appearances on six continents and sets at the world’s most renowned festivals including Global Gathering, Electric Zoo, Ultra, and more. Even with this hectic and highly demanding schedule, John found time to compile and release the essential 2xCD Structures Compilation on his own Bedrock label in July, featuring some of his own tracks as well as some of his esteemed colleagues’ releases.

Listing Info:

Avalon Hollywood

NYE with John Digweed

Hours: 9PM-10AM

Ticket cost pre-sale: $60+

Age: 21+

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Richie Hawtin Presents PLASTIKMAN 'Arkives' This Winter//November North American Tour Dates Confirmed


DT: SEPTEMBER 22, 2010


FROM 1993 – 2010


Richie Hawtin's triumphant return to the stage as Plastikman in 2010 proved that his best-known alias is as innovative and as relevant as ever. Hawtin has taken Plastikman’s most classic material, originally released between 1993 and 2003, and reworked it for a truly live performance accompanied by mind-bending, synchronized visuals—a sound and light show like no other, one that collapses the distance between present-day festivals and the uncompromisingly underground warehouse parties of the mid '90s.

For many attendees, this is their first taste of Plastikman. Since 2003, Hawtin has been far better known simply as Richie Hawtin, the celebrated DJ and mastermind behind the Minus label. Some fans today were still infants when Plastikman’s acid ripple first began streaming from Hawtin's basement studio in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

For long-time devotees and new fans alike, Hawtin now presents Plastikman’s Arkives, a comprehensive box set that pulls together all 17 years of the Plastikman story so far, including remastered versions of all six previously released Plastikman albums and a trove of rarities, unreleased sessions and new material.

Arkives, which is a strictly limited, made-to-order editiononly as many copies will be manufactured as have been pre-ordered between October 10 through December 31—will be released in four different formats:

  • Reference (11-disc CD/DVD/book edition)
  • Analog (6 records on 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe box, with poster)
  • Digital (digital download version)
  • Collection (including all CDs, vinyl, book, DVD, and bonus digital downloads)

Arkives Reference, the main personalized edition, features 11 CDs and 1 DVD. The deluxe packaging includes a slipcase with foldout sleeves for all 12 discs, plus a 64-page book that tells the Plastikman story in archival photos and a newly commissioned text. The set includes newly remastered versions of all six previously released Plastikman albumsSheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik, Consumed, Artifakts (B.C.), and Closer—and five further CDs of rare and unreleased material:

  • Rekonstruktions collects Plastikman’s classic and hard-to-find remixes for other artists, including La Funk Mob, System 7, New Order, Depeche Mode, Hardfloor, and even an unreleased remix of his own Robotman project.
  • Replikants features all-new remixes specially commissioned for the project, in which Hawtin's influences and heroes rework Plastikman’s back catalog. Reaching far beyond the world of techno, the disc features luminaries such as Vince Clarke, Cliff Martinez, François Kevorkian, Moby, Chris & Cosey, Severed Heads, Flood and Mute's Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones.

Two further CDs
contain previously unreleased material. One features the never-before heard, complete recording session from which "Spastik" emerged, along with an unreleased John Peel in-studio live session. Still more previously unreleased Plastikman material follows on the second of these CDs, including the soon-to-be-released single “Slinky.”

Finally, Nostagik collects rare, out-of-print, vinyl-only editions and bonus Plastikman tracks.

In addition to the CDs, Optik is a DVD of classic & rare Plastikman videos plus previously unreleased footage of Plastikman live at Glastonbury 1995 and Plastikman live at Mutek in Montreal 2003.

Arkives Reference also includes a digital download code redeemable at m-nus.com, which will unlock additional material not included on the CDs (or other Arkives editions), insuring that each collector receives the most complete Plastikman ARKIVES to date.

In addendum, Arkives Analog features 6 pieces of 180 gram vinyl, exclusive tracks and a limited edition poster, presented in a deluxe custom box.

Arkives Digital will be the online download version of the project, offering a ‘lite’ version of the package including a limited selection of the material found in Reference and Analog editions.

And last but not least, for the most discerning Plastikman fans, m-nus.com will feature an exclusive combination package, Arkives Collection, containing both the Reference and Analog editions.

Special extra bonus incentives will be offered to those who order Arkives Reference or Arkives Collection early at m-nus.com.

Just as Hawtin and his crew used to cap admission to their underground parties, ARKIVES’ edition will be strictly limited to the pre-orders received. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the full sweep of Plastikman’s journey so far.

Look for Richie Hawtin to tour North America early this winter in support of ARKIVES:

Wed 11/17 Windsor, ONT Revival Social Lounge
Thu 11/18 Toronto, ON Footwork
Fri 11/19 Montreal, QC Stereo
Sat 11/20 Brooklyn, NY TBD
Wed 11/24 Detroit, MI Elysium Lounge
Thu 11/25 Chicago, IL Spybar
Fri 11/26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Sat 11/27 Miami, FL Mansion


BOOKA SHADE Return to North America for Live Shows//'Teenage Spaceman' EP Available Now


DT: SEPTEMBER 23, 2010



After a summer of headlining some of the world's biggest festivals, BOOKA SHADE will return to North America this October in support of their 2010 album More! (Get Physical). Starting October 20 at Club Soda in Montreal, Canada, the electronic music producer/performers, armed with their keyboards, synths and electronic drum kit, will set off on a 10-date tour of headlining shows in Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. Also included are festival appearances at LIVE 105’s Subsonic Spookfest in San Francisco and HARD Haunted Mansion in Los Angeles which closes the tour on Halloween night (10/31).

This past year, Berlin’s BOOKA SHADEWalter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier—have cemented themselves as one of the most sought after international electronic live acts. On their last round of dates on this continent earlier this year, highlights included a sold-out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York City which saw a stage invasion from the crowd (the New York Times (5/19/10) wrote, “This German electro duo is a perennial favorite of dedicated clubgoers – on a dark, sweaty dance floor, its slinky compositions become heavy with intrigue and promise.”), a Red Rocks Colorado performance that literally ‘rocked’ and stellar sets at Washington state’s Sasquatch and the Movement electronic festival in Detroit to close out each.

Meanwhile, fans can get cosmic with BOOKA SHADE‘s “Teenage Spaceman”—the follow-up single to “Bad Love” from More!—which will be available during the tour as an EP featuring five versions. BOOKA SHADE’s own ‘Booka In Space’ mix is the main title track of the EP and a melancholy masterpiece of suggestion and atmosphere, building to that breathless, eyes-closed moment you can only ever experience on the darkness of the dance floor. Sei A, one of the U.K.'s most promising techno talents, brings his distinct rich textured sound of warm subtle melodies and moody atmospheric synths with two signature remixes. With productions already signed to Gigolo, Buzzin' Fly and Turbo, this young Glaswegian delivers a mature style of deep tech house. Tim Deluxe again takes a detour from the style he’s known for and delivers the energetic ‘Future Disco’ remix. A radio version rounds out the package.

BOOKA SHADE gave the opportunity to aspiring film directors to make the video to “Teenage Spaceman.” After many brilliant entries from around the world, Matthew Harris from New Zealand was chosen by the duo as the winner. “There was the video from Matthew Harris, where a loner finds contact to the world again with a self-made space suit. The narrative is held together with amazing special effects and a fantastic performance by Scott Orr. The video is freaky, funny, a little trashy (in a positive Dee Lite circa early ‘90s way),” says Arno Kammermeier. “We've never had a video with a sense of humor before and our initial reservations were slowly quashed as something kept making us return to watch it over and over.” Check here for the winning video:


Catch BOOKA SHADE on tour:

Wed 10/20 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Thu 10/21 Toronto, ON Mod Club
Fri 10/22 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's
Sat 10/23 Chicago, IL Congress
Mon 10/25 Boston, MA Royale
Tue 10/26 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed 10/27 Philadelphia, PA Factory
Fri 10/29 San Francisco, CA LIVE 105’s Subsonic Spookfest @ Cow Palace
Sat 10/30 Dallas, TAX TBD (DJ Set)
Sun 10/31 Los Angeles, CA HARD Haunted Mansion @ Shrine Expo Hall


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ATB Fall 2010 North American Tour Dates


Coming off a wildly successful four-week summer Perfecto residency at Las Vegas’ Rain Nightclub in Palms Hotel and sold-out Electric Zoo festival gig, Germany’s ATB is already gearing up for another tour across the U.S. and Canada. His current single, “Could You Believe,” from his recently released mix compilation Sunset Beach DJ Session, has risen to #7 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs, proving that we just can’t get enough of André Tanneberger’s unique brand of electronic sounds and melodious club tracks.

The numbers don’t lie: 15,000 people came out to enjoy ATB’s dates at Rain, where he took over Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto Vegas residency for four exclusive nights last month. “I was really surprised when I got the offer for the summer residency at Perfecto Night,” ATB says. “It doesn’t happen too often that you get the chance to headline such a worldwide famous event series in a great city like Las Vegas. This was really an honor.”

Earlier this month, ATB also graced the main stage at Electric Zoo, New York’s electronic music festival, where he played on the main stage to a sold-out 25,000-person crowd. Attendees unanimously agree that ATB created one of the most memorable moments of the festival when he unexpectedly dropped Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of”—and sang along to it!

And that’s classic ATB: spinning the unexpected and challenging the listener while delivering an expert mix of contemporary tunes and timeless classics. It establishes him as one of the leading DJs on a global scale, booked throughout the year at headline club nights and festivals all over the world. In fact, it’s the concept behind his next studio album, due out in early 2011. “It’s searching for ideas, searching for creativity,” ATB told Las Vegas Weekly. “By being on the road I always get some inspiration from everywhere I am.”

ATB Sunset Beach DJ Session is out now on Napith Music.


September 24 Phoenix, AZ @ Axis Radius
September 25 San Bernadino, CA @ Nocturnal Wonderland
September 29 Sacramento, CA @ Barcode
October 1 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
October 2 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theater
October 7 Vancouver, Canada @ Celebrities
October 8 Calgary, Canada @ Flames Central
October 9 Edmonton, Canada @ Northlands Expo / Hall D
October 11 Winnipeg, Canada @ Republic
October 14 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
October 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Epic
October 16 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater

André Tanneberger, better known as ATB is widely known for his first single “9PM (Till I Come)” as well as his eight studio albums, five “in the mix” compilations and four DVDs. He is currently one of the most famous international artists of electronic music well known all around the globe. Voted on rank #11 at the last DJ MAG Top 100 poll, holding rank #4 of theDJlist.com for more than two years now, he is one of those DJs who always is as close to his fans as possible, to present them with his music live and directly. This all lead to Andre becoming one of the most important producers and musicians for electronic music of the last decade. Together with Bryan Adams he stood on stage at Rock in Rio; he remixed pop legends like A-ha and has traveled the span of the globe to reach his fans for the last 12 years.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PAUL OAKENFOLD Presents the FACELIFT TOUR: Changing the Face of Electronic Music


PAUL OAKENFOLD Presents the FACELIFT TOUR: Changing the Face of Electronic Music






PAUL OAKENFOLD has long been one of the most important and iconic names in modern club culture. This fall, after a three-year North American touring hiatus, the master DJ and producer will return for a solid two-month trek across the continent geared to change the face of electronic music with the FACELIFT TOUR.

Starting October 8 in Vancouver, Canada, OAKENFOLD will embark on a massive 50+ date club tour where he’ll team with some of the fastest rising stars of the genre. He’ll also appear at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans on Halloween and prior to the tour launch he’ll appear at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX during Austin City Limits.

Joining him on various show dates are an array of special guests: Dirty Dutch figurehead CHUCKIE, whose mixing skills in his native Netherlands are unparalleled; electro stalwart CALVIN HARRIS, the Scotsman who has been dazzling audiences with his recent free remix album L.E.D. Festival; Australian twin sisters Liv and Mim Nervo a.k.a. NERVO, hot emerging DJs and artists in their own right; as well as songwriters penning hit singles for the likes of David Guetta, Kylie Minogue, Armin Van Burren and Ke$ha, just to name a few; and Detroit’s KENNETH THOMAS, signed to Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. World-renowned superstar DJ and party icon ROGER SANCHEZ and SIDNEY SAMSON, an Ibiza club staple also from The Netherlands making waves with his club hit “Shut Up And Let It Go” featuring Lady B, will also appear on select dates.

PAUL OAKENFOLD’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have altered the perception of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours with Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Oakenfold instead of a support band); performing on the Great Wall of China and two sold-out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California. As the purveyor of the most successful weekly nightclubs in the States with Planet Perfecto at the Rain Nightclub in The Palms in Las Vegas--a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effect for 3,000--Oakenfold knows how to create an unforgettable experience. For the FACELIFT TOUR, fans can expect nothing less as he and his tour mates will travel from city to city with their own high-end production featuring a customized giant headset stage set, lighting and sound. In addition, fans will get a first listen to brand new songs from Oakenfold, as he will be ‘road-testing’ potential material for the follow-up to his 2007 studio album A Lively Mind (Maverick), due in 2011.

PAUL OAKENFOLD's FACELIFT TOUR dates with special guests are:

Thu 10/7 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
Fri 10/8 Vancouver, BC Commadore Ballroom Chuckie
Sat 10/9 Seattle, WA King Cat Theater Chuckie
Wed 10/13 Portland, OR Roseland Chuckie / Kenneth Thomas
Thu 10/14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore Chuckie / Kenneth Thomas
Fri 10/15 Los Angeles, CA Music Box at Henry Fonda Theatre Chuckie / Zen Freeman
Sat 10/16 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium Chuckie / Swedish Egil / EC Twins
Tue 10/19 San Diego, CA House of Blues TBD
Wed 10/20 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Calvin Harris / Kenneth Thomas
Thu 10/21 El Paso, TX Club 101 Calvin Harris / Kenneth Thomas
Fri 10/22 Houston, TX Stereo Live Calvin Harris / Kenneth Thomas
Sat 10/23 Dallas, TX Palladium Calvin Harris / Kenneth Thomas
Tue 10/26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater Chuckie / Kenneth Thomas
Wed 10/27 Oklahoma City, OK City Walk Chuckie / Kenneth Thomas
Thu 10/28 Monterrey, MX Arena Monterrey TBD
Fri 10/29 Guadalajara, MX Foro Alterno TBD
Sat 10/30 Puerto Rico, PR Roberto Clemente Coliseum Chuckie
Sun 10/31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Experience
Fri 11/5 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre Zen Freeman
Thu 11/11 Orlando, FL Firestone Nervo
Fri 11/12 Tampa, FL Hawaiian Village Nervo
Sat 11/13 Miami, FL LIV TBD
Mon 11/15 Atlanta, GA Opera Chuckie / Nervo
Tue 11/16 Charlotte, NC Halo Chuckie / Nervo
Wed 11/17 Nashville, TN Limelight Chuckie / Nervo
Thu 11/18 St. Louis, MO Home Chuckie / Nervo
Fri 11/19 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chuckie / Roger Sanchez / Nervo / Sidney Samson
Sat 11/20 Detroit, MI Fillmore Chuckie / Nervo
Tue 11/23 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club Chuckie / Nervo
Wed 11/24 New York, NY Roseland Chuckie / Roger Sanchez / Nervo / Sidney Samson
Fri 11/26 Montreal, QC Metropolis Chuckie / Roger Sanchez / Nervo / Sidney Samson
Sat 11/27 Toronto, ON Kool Haus Chuckie / Roger Sanchez / Nervo / Sidney Samson












About Paul Oakenfold:

Two-time Grammy-Award nominee and Perfecto Records label-head Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by various outlets, including CNN and Rolling Stone. In total, his releases—which include Greatest Hits & Remixes (Perfecto/Ultra Records, 2007), A Lively Mind (Maverick, 2006), Another World (Perfecto, 2004) and Bunnka (Maverick, 2002)—have reached almost two million in sales in the States alone. From his massive singles “Starry Eyed Surprise,” which gained notoriety from it’s placement in a Diet Coke ad, and “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring the late Brittany Murphy to remixes of artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Underworld, Oakenfold has been dazzling dance floors the world over. As a touring musician, Oakenfold has DJ’d in hundreds of places around the world including the Great Wall in China, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (sold out) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Prior to becoming a world-famous DJ and producer, Oakenfold honed his eye for talent as an A&R consultant for Profile Records and Def Jam, signing artists such as Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith.

Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label—which played an integral role in the birth of trance music, producing massive international bombs such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”--remains as cutting edge and popular as ever with the recent double album Perfecto Las Vegas recently holding the #1 spot on the U.S. iTunes dance chart for several weeks. In summer 2010, the dance music titan launched a brand new weekly radio show with Planet Perfecto, a show unlike anything heard before, taking in every aspect of Paul Oakenfold’s sound--from respected club DJ to Hollywood megastar.

# # #

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

tiesto's one-night paycheck: $250,000

Buried in recent press coverage of an L.A. promoter's lawsuit against the city of L.A. for canceling a Tiesto concert at the Convention Center was the DJ's "guarantee." That would be $250,000. And, if it's a guarantee, that sounds like a possible minimum (as well as a possible maximum the promoter would be out if the show doesn't go on).

A quarter mil for a night of DJing? Whoa. I remember when rumor had it that Carl Cox charged $20k plus airfare for a trip to L.A. in the early '00s. And I'm guessing that 250k is minimum for Tiesto since this was said to be a 17,000-person event Halloween weekend. He often plays for much larger crowds.