Zeds Dead Announce 'Altered States' Tour, Exclusively Premiere 'By Your Side' from Free EP

Marie Jose Govea

Zed's Dead

The DJ outfit presents a softer side on their new single as they prepare for a a multi-genre concept tour this fall.

Canadian DJ duo Zeds Dead will hit the road this fall on a concept tour of sorts throughout North America, entitled “Altered States.” The 35-date tour will feature support from Paper Diamond, Green Lantern, and Branchez with other artists rotating in throughout, offering a variety of genres over the course of a single show.

The tour’s name is a play on words, according to Zeds Dead, referring to “how music has the power to change the way you feel and alter your perceptions” as well as the “states” of the United States that they’ll be canvassing (in addition to the provinces of Canada). A mainstay on the festival circuit, this bus tour will feature a grand scale production unlike what the group has done on their own before.

Zeds Dead’s new track, “By Your Side,” premiering here as part of the Altered States tour EP, is a complete 180 from the harder and more aggressive sound of other recent singles. With its soft-padded drops and haunting piano, overlaid with a dreamy vocal, this is the closest thing to a lullaby you’ll hear in bass music.

“This song is a throwback to our hip hop sampling roots,” the group explains. “We tried to complement the melancholy vibe of the vocal by continuing down a dark road of rolling sub bass riffs.”

Tickets for Altered States go on sale on June 10 with a fan presale on June 5. Tour dates listed below; complete tour information can be found on the dedicated site, AlteredSt8s.com.


Sept 18, Garrick Center, Winnipeg, MB

Sept 19, Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

Sept 20, Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Sept 21, Clutch Cargo's Pontiac, MI

Sept 22, Beta, Waterloo, ON

Sept 26, Telus Theatre, Montreal, QB

Sept 27, Guelph Concert Theatre, Guelph, ON

Sept 28, Mustang Lounge, London, ON

Sept 30, Royale at Boston MA

Oct 1, The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford, CT

Oct 2, Surrender at Las Vegas NV *Zeds Dead only*

Oct 3, Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 4, HARD @ Terminal 5, New York, NY

Oct 6, House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

Oct 7, The Bluestone, Columbus, OH

Oct 9, Old Rock House, St Louis MO

Oct 10, The Midland, Kansas City, MO

Oct 11, 1st Bank Center, Bloomfield, CO

Oct 12, The Great Saltair, Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 13, Knitting Factory, Boise, ID

Oct 14, Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA

Oct 17, McDonald, Eugene, OR

Oct 18, Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR

Oct 19, The Showbox, Seattle, WA

Oct 20, 9one9, Victoria, BC

Oct 22, Level, Kelowna, BC

Oct 24, Tec Center, Grande Prairie, AB

Oct 25, TBA, Calgary, AB

Oct 26, Encore, Edmonton, AB

Oct 28, Wilma Theatre, Missoula, Montana

Oct 30, Knitting Factory, Reno, NV

Oct 31, Rainbow Room, Fresno, CA

Nov 1, TBA, San Francisco, CA