Steve Aoki announces new album, tour dates

The DJ/producer has a new album, "Neon Future 1."
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For Steve Aoki fans, today brings news that’s even better than a cake in the face.

The DJ, producer, label czar and general party purveyor has announced a new album, “Neon Future 1.” It’s due out Aug. 12 on his own Dim Mak Records and EDM staple label Ultra Music. It’s the first installment of a two-part release, with the second due out in 2015.

The first half of the double album features a huge range of collaborators, including, Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun and Bonnie McKee. “Neon Future’s” first single, “Rage the Night Away,” sports a guest turn by Wacka Flocka Flame, and clocks in at 700,000 plays on SoundCloud since its April 15 release.

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Aoki will celebrate the release with his first headlining show at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 16. It comes after a busy year of touring for Aoki, who played 300 shows with more than a million ticket sales in 2013. This tour will include a run of festival dates and a residency at Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

And yes, in case anyone is wondering -- according to reps, the shows will include cake.


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