Major Lazer, for creative purposes, is a Jamaican commando who survived the secret zombie war of 1984 and jaunts across the world from dancehall to dancehall killing the undead and dance enthusiasts alike. And if that kind of absurdity sounds like your cup of tea, then you can catch the major when he goes on tour this Spring.
Of course, the project is actually the brainchild of masterminds Diplo and Switcth. Their debut, Guns Dont Kill People Lazers Do, took a mish-mash of of everything from standard dance fare to reggaeton, hip-hop, and Andy Milonakis comedy and presented a highly palatable dance album. The supporting tour kicks off on March 27th at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, FL, winds its way across both east and west and ends with a bang at Coachella. What a nice little bookend, fellas. Rusko will open for the tour — for those not in the know, the “human bass tornado, and current reigning champ of the dubstep scene” recently signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label and produced M.I.A.’s new song “Space Odyssey”. What a pedigree.
Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
Major Lazer 2010 Tour Dates:
03/27 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival *
03/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
03/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
03/31 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon St. *
04/02 – Philadelphia, Pa @ Starlight Ballroom *
04/03 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
04/04 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East *
04/06 – Columbus, OH @ BoMa *
04/07 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
04/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue *
04/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
04/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro *
04/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
04/13 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom *
04/15 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory *
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Mezzanine *
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
* = w/ Rusko