Drum & bass pioneer LTJ Bukem will mark the release of the first full-length album of his decade-plus career with a North American tour beginning on March 26 at the Winter Music Conference in Miami.
The Progression Sessions tour, slated to hit 19 cities with more dates likely to be added, coincides with the release of the DJ's Journey Inwards, due April 4 on Kinetic Records.
DJs Blame and Rantoul, MC Conrad and MC DRS will join him on the road, according to a tour publicist.
LTJ Bukem was among the first UK drum & bass producers to gain notoriety in the U.S., primarily through the 1996 compilation Logical Progression, which he mixed. The disc, compiling seminal singles on his Good Looking and Looking Good record labels, is one of the best-selling drum & bass compilations ever.
Born Daniel Williamson (his nickname came from the "Hawaii Five-O" line "book 'em Danno"), LTJ Bukem was raised a classical pianist and began DJing as a teenager. He got his big break in 1990, when he was asked to DJ for two hours at the legendary UK rave Raindance, which drew more than 10,000 people.
Later that year, he founded Good Looking. In 1994, he started a club night off London's Charing Cross Road called Speed, which subsequently launched his career as a full-time DJ.
LTJ Bukem's Progression Sessions tour dates:
March 26; Miami, Fla.; Winter Music Conference
April 3; Vancouver, British Columbia; Sonar
April 4; Los Angeles, Calif.; El Rey Theatre
April 5; San Diego, Calif.; E Street Alley
April 6; Phoenix, Ariz.; Groove Tribe
April 7; Detroit, Mich.; Motor
April 8; Rochester, N.Y.; Piranha
April 12; Denver, Colo.; Boulder Theatre
April 14; Washington, D.C.; Buzz
April 15; New Orleans, La.; State Palace
April 16; Gainesville, Fla.; Simons
April 18; Montreal, Quebec; Cabaret
April 19; Boston, Mass.; Rinse
April 20; Toronto, Ontario; Industry
April 21; Charlotte, N.C.; Mythos
April 25; New York, N.Y.; Centro Fly
April 29; Dallas, Texas; 32 Degrees
April 30; St. Louis, Mo., Velvet
May 1; Lawrence, Kan.; The Granada