CHICAGO - Friday, October 4th, React Presents is thrilled to welcome STEVE AOKI’s Aokify America Tour with rapper Waka Flocka Flame, DJ and producer Borgore, special guest Pharrell Williams, and of course, Dim Mak Founder STEVE AOKI to the UIC Pavilion.
Tickets are on sale now at Clubtix.com
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 Tourfeaturing bass producer 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.
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 withChris 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 Tourcelebrating the release of his Grammy Nominated debut album Wonderland (Ultra Music/Dim Mak Records), which later featured the corresponding remix album Wonderland Remixed. The Deadmeat Tour 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 in Chicago!
“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.”