Red Light Management


September 5, 2013

Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur STEVE AOKI keeps his “always on tour” mantra alive with the announcement of his fall Aokify America Tour featuring bass “Legend” Borgore and hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame as direct support with special guest Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.) appearing on select dates. Presented by DIM MAK—the trendsetting record label, events and lifestyle company, and apparel line founded by AOKI—the North American tour will travel across major venues and amphitheaters throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Pier 94 in NYC, the massive Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and more. Look for more tour dates and additional info on support acts soon. Tickets for the Aokify America Tour go on sale Friday, September 6 here: Watch the Aokify America Tour teaser video here:

STEVE AOKI continues to lead the worlds of electronic and independent music with a barrage of hit original singles and remixes, including his most recent releases: “Boneless,” a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music) currently sitting at #1 on Beatport; and the upcoming Linkin Park co-op “A Light That Never Comes,” out September 16 on Warner Bros. Records.

Last year, STEVE AOKI launched his biggest and most successful tour to date with the Deadmeat Tour celebrating the release of his Grammy Nominated debut album Wonderland (Ultra Music/Dim Mak Records), which later featured the corresponding remix album Wonderland Remixed. The DeadmeatTour spearheaded the 300+ tour dates AOKI completed in 2012 alone and included an electrifying full visual production featuring the infamous, life-sized AOKI LED letters. The Deadmeat Tour also gave way to Deadmeat: Live at Roseland Ballroom, a live concert DVD on Ultra Music featuring his full performance from NYC’s famed Roseland Ballroom with guest appearances from Lil Jon, Wynter Gordon, and Polina along with a look backstage with his superstar friends.

AOKI and the Aokify America Tour bring the freshest talent in electronic and hip-hop music to the forefront with direct support acts Borgore and Waka Flocka Flame. Together, the threesome leads the pack in their respective genres and will showcase a diverse lineup rarely seen in the dance music circuit today. Blending Borgore’s bass-in-your-face antics, Waka Flocka Flame’s hip-hop bravado, and AOKI’s chart-topping smash hits, the Aokify America Tour will be one of this year’s most anticipated events. Grammy Award-winning producer and singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams—the current king of summer and producer/featured artist behind this year’s biggest tracks “Blurred Lines” from Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk—joins the Aokify America crew on select dates.

“I literally spend the majority my life flying from show to show, but last year’s Deadmeat Tour opened my eyes to the level of performance and production I can achieve with a traditional bus tour,” says AOKI. “So when it came to planning a new tour for 2013, coming off the biggest year of my career, I knew I wanted to up the ante on every level.  With Aokify America, we’ve increased the production, gone into some of the best and largest venues, and brought along an amazing lineup including two of the hottest artists in their genres, Borgore and Waka Flocka Flame.  And of course with the year Pharrell is having, hearing he was able to jump on some of the shows was an honor all its own.”

The Aokify America Tour dates are as follows:

DATE          CITY    VENUE
Fri     10/4     Chicago, IL     UIC Pavilion with Pharrell Williams
Sun     10/13     Austin, TX     Austin Music Hall
Mon     10/14     Dallas, TX     South Side Ballroom
Tue     10/15     Corpus Christi, TX     Concrete Street Amphitheater
Wed     10/16     Houston, TX     Bayou Music Center
Fri     10/18     Miami Beach, FL     LIV Night Club^
Sat     10/19     Tampa, FL     Raymond James Stadium
Sun     10/20     Orlando, FL     Firestone Live – Parking Lot
Wed     10/23     Norfolk, VA     The Norva
Thu     10/24     Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory
Fri     10/25     Columbia, MD     Merriweather Post Pavilion with Pharrell Williams
Sat     10/26     Nashville, TN     12th Street Party Block Pavilion
Sun     10/27     Wallingford, CT     The Dome at Oakdale Theatre
Tue     10/29     Toronto, ON     Sound Academy
Wed     10/30     Montreal, QC     Metropolis
Thu     10/31     Worcester, MA     DCU Center
Fri     11/1     New York, NY     Pier 94 with Pharrell Williams
Sat     11/2     New York, NY     Pier 94 with Pharrell Williams
Sun     11/3     Rochester, NY     Gordon Field House*
Tue     11/5     Columbus, OH     The LC Indoor Pavilion
Wed     11/6     Detroit, MI     The Fillmore Detroit
Thu     11/7     St. Louis, MO     The Pageant
Fri     11/8     Milwaukee, WI     Eagles Ballroom
Sat     11/9     Minneapolis, MN     Epic Event Center
Tue     11/12     Denver, CO     Ogden Theatre
Wed     11/13     Salt Lake City, UT     The Complex
Sat     11/16     San Francisco, CA     Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Tue     11/19     Portland, OR     Roseland Theater
Wed     11/20     Seattle, WA     Paramount Theater
Thu     11/21     Kelowna, BC     Prospera Place
Fri     11/22     Edmonton, AB     Edmonton Expo Centre
Sat     11/23     Vancouver, BC     Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
*Aoki Solo Date
^Borgore not performing