Sasha & Digweed Get 'Heavy' On Spring Tour
DJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt across North America, dubbed the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour. The famed mixing duo will be transporting its ownDJ superstars Sasha and John Digweed are setting out in late March on a two-month jaunt across North America, dubbed the Delta Heavy Spring 2002 Tour. The famed mixing duo will be transporting its own sound system, custom-designed visuals, and interactive lighting to create the right atmosphere at each of the tour's performances.
The tour crew will set up each venue accordingly, transforming traditional concert venues into more ideal settings for dance/DJ productions. "It's a new challenge to bring the creativity of electronic music to a multitude of diverse venues," tour producer Kevin Lyman of Immortal Touring and Events said in a statement.
"Since we did our first tour in '96, we've watched the American scene grow, and hopefully we've grown with it," Sasha and Digweed elaborated. "The Delta Heavy tour gives us an opportunity to play in cities we've never played in before and bring something special to each and every event."
New York DJ Jimmy Van M will open each show with a DJ set and serve as master of ceremonies. The visual aspects of the performances have been created by design firm Imaginary Forces (who created the opening sequence of the film "Seven"), and will utilize "tribal" and "lost civilization" themes with characters based on Sasha, Digweed, and Van M.
Sasha and Digweed's "Communicate" (Kinetic) debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in July 2000, peaking at No. 149 on The Billboard 200 the same week. Digweed's "Los Angeles" album (Studio K7) -- part of the "Global Underground" DJ mix series -- hit No. 11 on the Top Independent Albums chart in March of last year.
Here are Sasha and Digweed's tour dates:
March 23: Miami (Arena)
March 28: Montreal (Sona)
March 29: Boston (Avalon)
March 30: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
April 2: Albany, N.Y. (Northern Lights)
April 4: Rochester, N.Y. (Water Street)
April 5: Toronto (Kool Haus)
April 6: Detroit (Michigan Fairgrounds)
April 11: Pittsburgh (Metropol)
April 12-13: New York (venue TBA)
April 14: Washington, D.C. (Nation)
April 17: Columbus, Ohio (303 South Front)
April 18: Indianapolis (Murat Egyptian Room)
April 19: Cleveland (Agora)
April 20: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
April 21: Minneapolis (Quest)
April 22: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown)
April 24: Phoenix (Web Theatre)
April 26: San Francisco (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
April 27: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
May 3: San Diego (Sports Arena)
May 4: Las Vegas (venue TBA)
May 10: Portland, Ore. (Exhibition Hall)
May 11: Seattle (Chad's Warehouse)
May 15: Salt Lake City (Salt Air Pavilion)
May 17: Denver (Fillmore)
May 18: St. Louis (Pop's)
May 21: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
May 23: Austin, Texas (Music Hall)
May 25: Houston (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
May 26: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)