Last week, Eric Prydz put us on alert about an imminent tour announcement and, today, we finally get the goods. EPIC 2.0 will touch down stateside this October, stopping in New York City to Los Angeles and Chicago.
The Pryda and Mouseville label head will play two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on October 18 and 19, his first headline shows in the Big Apple since his Roseland Ballroom sets last Thanksgiving. After that, the custom production will travel to Los Angeles for a show on November 9 at the Hollywood Palladium. EPIC 2.0’s run will come to an end at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on November 29.
In a press release, Prydz describes the event as “a concert show” that’s “expanding the narrative” of his ingrossing DJ sets. “With the holograms, the lasers and the visuals,” he says, “I am able to tell a story on many different levels.” And there’s sure to be even more “levels” of storytelling this time around: Technical designers Immersive Ltd. have reportedly “evolved” the concept to include more LEDs and higher-definition visuals. That’s in addition to the 3D mapping, lasers, holograms and other goodies that were present in EPIC 1.0.
While the elusive DJ/producer crossed much of North America with Identity Festival last summer, EPIC 2.0 marks the first true Prydz tour to hit the United States. As he does with his releases, Prydz is taking a “less is more” approach with the tour, only stopping in major metros across the country to preserve the special nature of the production. “EPIC is a one-time show,” Prydz says. “After this run we will sit down and it will change again. Once you’ve seen it, it will be gone.”
Tickets for all EPIC dates go on sale this Friday, August 23, on Ticketmaster.