The Chicago trio taps Lady Gaga’s choreographer and an all-star production team for their first headlining tour.
“You know I’ll sleep when I am dead” sings Jahan Yousaf on “Live For The Night,” the opening performance of Krewella’s “Get Wet” tour and a song of declarative credos from a group that specializes in them. The tour kicks off tonight in Austin, Texas with over 40 dates scheduled across North America this Fall in support of their debut album of the same name, out September 24th through Columbia Records. Last week, on the afternoon of her 24th birthday, Jahan and younger sister Yasmine stormed through a private rehearsal of their Get Wet tour, working up a sweat as they pounced around a reflective multi-tiered, lit-up geode structure being dubbed “The Volcano,” proving they are well on their way to cementing their formidable presence within EDM, and very possibly as a crossover act.
While “Live For The Night” hasn’t yet matched the success of their breakthrough hit “Alive,” the rest of their new album is a hit parade, designed for the kind of epic performances this tour demands. New songs like “We Go Down” get a full court delivery in their original form while older tracks like “Killin It” and “Play Hard” are presented in a remix form (“We have some great remixers, so why not?” Jahan says).
It was only a year ago that this trio of Chicago natives were ping-ponging across the country in a van, often without the luxury of a bed and a shower in between shows. Since then, the group has signed to Columbia, relocated to Los Angeles and teamed with Richy Jackson, known for his work with Lady Gaga, on the show’s creative direction. Absent from this rehearsal as well as several recent tour dates has been the male third of Krewella, Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. While he is expected to join the Yousaf sisters on tour, the pace of the past year has led to a bout of exhaustion. Though the group promises he remains a part of the full performance that is Krewella and will be on tour with them again soon, there is no date set yet for his return.