Steve Aoki announces new album, tour dates
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 will.i.am, 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.
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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