If all had gone according to plan, Zedd would be two dates into his eight-city run opening for pal Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball tour. But plans changed and Mother Monster had to cancel the tour last month to recover from hip surgery .
Now with some extra time on his hands, the “Clarity” producer has been thinking about his own jaunt. Nothing is set in stone, but the EDM star stopped by MTV News recently and opened up about what he might do on his tour, which he hopes to take to big-scale venues.
“There’s a really big tour I’m planning right now, and we’re working on the details. As soon as it’s ready I’m going to announce it,” he teased, before breaking down some of the elements he hopes to bring to it.
“Well, first of all, it’s gonna be great because everything we do with lights and visuals is live so there’s nothing pre-programmed, which means I can switch up my set at any time,” he explained. “We literally study every single song; go through colors, shapes, visuals. If there’s a new song, we’ll most likely get a new visual for it. So it’s not gonna be only music. It will be a proper show and as you say, the more tickets we sell, the bigger the venues are, the bigger the stages are, the more we can do. That’s kind of the goal. I want to play really, really big venues and put on a proper show.”
He does have some other gigs on his docket, even with the Gaga shows canned. In addition to smaller solo gigs, he’ll play a show on the Masquerade Motel with Swedish House Mafia this weekend. And he’ll be at SXSW next week, where he’s up for the Breaking Woodie honor at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards . Zedd will also be at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami later this month before heading overseas.
Those are some big shows. And Zedd admits that for him the bigger, the better. “I do sometimes [like small shows] but to be completely honest, I do prefer the bigger shows,” he said. “There’s a lot of artists that love the small shows and … I like the big shows. There’s a certain point after 10,000 people where it gets hard to tell if it’s 10 or 40 thousand. It’s kind of the same thing. It’s not very personal, but I still love the other side of it. The energy you get from so many people doing the same thing, singing along, you can’t really do that with 100 people.”