Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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

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



PAUL OAKENFOLD PRESENTS
THE FACELIFT TOUR

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEER TEAMS WITH THE GENRE’S FRESHEST FACES
FOR MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC TOUR THIS FALL
INCLUDING CHUCKIE, CALVIN HARRIS, NERVO AND KENNETH THOMAS


ROGER SANCHEZ AND SIDNEY SAMSON ALSO CONFIRMED FOR SELECT DATES


TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT

WWW.WANTTICKETS.COM/FACELIFT





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:


DATE
CITY VENUE SUPPORT
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



FACELIFT ONLINE

PAUL OAKENFOLD
www.pauloakenfold.com
www.myspace.com/pauloakenfold
www.facebook.com/Oakenfold
www.twitter.com/pauloakenfold



CHUCKIE
www.djchuckie.com

www.myspace.com/djchuckie
www.twitter.com/djchuckie
www.dirty-dutch.com



ROGER SANCHEZ
www.rogersanchez.com
www.myspace.com/rogersanchez
www.twitter.com/djrogersanchez



CALVIN HARRIS
www.calvinharris.co.uk
www.myspace.com/calvinharristv
www.twitter.com/calvinharris



NERVO
www.nervomusic.com

www.myspace.com/nervo
www.facebook.com/nervomusic



KENNETH THOMAS
www.djkenneththomas.com

www.myspace.com/djkenneththomas
www.facebook.com/djkenneththomas
www.twitter.com/djkenneththomas



SIDNEY SAMSON
www.sidneysamson.com
www.myspace.com/sidneysamson



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.



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