Girl Talk Announces 2020 Tour -- His First in Eight Years

Joey Kennedy
Girl Talk

Mash-ups came and went, but Girl Talk is forever, and the Pittsburgh-based producer is out to tackle a new decade with his first club tour in eight years, set to sweep across North America this spring.

Gregg Gillis stole hipster hearts as Girl Talk with his 2006 debut. Night Ripper mixed Lil Wayne with Chicago, the Pixies with Timbaland, and Paul Wall with Paul McCartney, creating a stunning cross-generational album that bridged the gap between your mom and and the frat party down the block. He followed it with 2008's rowdy riot Feed the Animals and kept the good vibes coming on 2010's All Day, all the while touring his barely legal playlist bops in theaters and clubs across the country. Audience members were encouraged to jump onstage and dance around Gillis, turning every show into a sweaty house party the likes of which coming-of-age movies can only dream.

He played his last show in 2012, then he got quiet. The mash-up fad had fizzled, and the indie dance-punk scene would soon be swallowed by a wave of bottle-service EDM megaclubs. That doesn't mean Girl Talk stopped talkin'. He's spent the past few years working on original beats for a variety of rappers, from Wiz Khalifa to T-Pain, Torey Lanez and more. Now, as the mainstream gobbles anything with even a hint of nostalgia, Girl Talk is prepared to reclaim his throne.

Girl Talk's triumphant 2020 comeback tour kicks off April 29 in Cleveland and runs through June 7 when it celebrates its final show with a festival set at Governors Ball in New York City. No word yet if Girl Talk has reimagined the past decade into a new collage of sound, but we really, really hope he has.

Tickets for Girl Talk's 2020 tour go on sale later this week. Check the full list of tour dates below.

Girl Talk 2020 Tour Dates
Wed. April 29 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Fri. May 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sat. May 2 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sun. May 3 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Tue. May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Fri. May 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sat. May 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mon. May 11 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Tue. May 12 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Wed. May 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Fri. May 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Sat. May 16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mon. May 18 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s Austin
Tue. May 19 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Thu. May 21 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Fri. May 22 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sat. May 23 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Sun. June 7 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball


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