The summer is typically when EDM acts travel to dance-music mecca Ibiza, Spain, but as dance music's upsurge in popularity in America continues, this year, all the action will be coming to a town near you.
Last year, L.A.-based "King of Cool" Kaskade brought America the Identity Festival, the country's first touring dance music festival, and now he's stepping things up with the 50-plus-date Freaks of Nature Tour. And he's bringing a few friends along for the tour, which runs from June through August (including a stop to perform at Lollapalooza).
"I'm bringing along my homeboys Alvin Risk, Fareoh, Treasure Fingers and Le Castle Vania, to a city near you really soon," Kaskade revealed to MTV News. "It's going to be a ridiculous summer!"
To mark the occasion, and certainly in an endearing salute to his California fans — he got his start in music in San Francisco — Kaskade debuted a video on Monday (April 23) announcing two blockbuster dates, one of which will make Kaskade the first solo electronic dance musician to ever headline Los Angeles' Staples Center.
The video begins at the scene of Kaskade's headline-grabbing 2011 impromptu street performance in Hollywood, where thousands of fans took to the streets with the LAPD on the scene, in full riot gear.
Through a montage of big, banging performances, set to his latest single with Skrillex, "Lick it," Kaskade revealed July 27 and 28 dates in L.A. and San Francisco, respectively, reminding the state of California that "I have not forgotten you."
"We are ready to rock it out on the Freaks of Nature Tour," Kaskade told MTV News. "Had to end that announcement with the West Coast ... I can't wait to get back to California!"
Pre-sales for Los Angeles and San Francisco will be available Tuesday with general on-sale tickets becoming available Friday at 10 a.m. PST. For a full list of tour dates, go to freaksofnaturetour.com.
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