After making a surprise appearance during the Miami stop at American Airlines Arena last weekend, Skylar Grey will join Kaskade on the remaining five dates of his “Atmosphere” arena tour, Billboard has learned. She’ll perform their 2011 collaboration “Room For Happiness,” a favorite of Kaskade fans, some of whom have tattooed its lyrics to their bodies.
“Skylar’s vocals are so incredibly unique,” Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, tells Billboard. “I’m really excited for fans to hear it firsthand for themselves if they haven’t already. It creates an exceptionally chilling moment when you hear her live for the first time.”
“It’s fun for me to be able to tour with a friend,” says Grey, also known for co-writing and singing Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” and Diddy’s “Coming Home.” “We have always had great chemistry working together and to be able to perform live at giant arenas like this, rather than just in small clubs, is going to be really fun.”
Grey joins previously announced supporting acts Amtrac and Late Night Alumni on what’s become a victory tour of sorts for Kaskade, whose eighth studio album “Atmosphere” was released on September 10 and shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart and the iTunes Dance chart. He was also named “America’s Best DJ” by industry magazine DJ Times last week, becoming the first artist to snag that fan-voted honor twice.
“Miami was a great start and I loved surprising his fans. They have an unreal energy just like him,” says Grey. The “Atmosphere” tour will hit New York’s Barclay Center and Chicago’s Navy Pier before it wraps with a three-night stint at L.A.’s Shrine October 17-19.