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Major Lazer

July 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Major Lazer, the EDM/dancehall supergroup created by American DJ and producer Diplo, dropped their highly anticipated second album Free the Universe in March 2013. Diplo calls Major Lazer’s music “digital reggae and dancehall from Mars in the future,” and despite minimal radio airtime, the band has built an incredible global following in just a few short years. Upbeat, wild, and raucous, Major Lazer’s live concerts are high-octane affairs characterized by dancing, moshing, and an indefatigable amount of stage energy from band members Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire. On 2013’s Free The Universe tour, the band treated ticket buyers around the world to a futuristic Jamaican beach party, earning praise from fans for their impeccable stage design, state-of-the-art sound, and a light show reminiscent of Pink Floyd-era psychedelia. Major Lazer mastermind Diplo has produced and worked with many big name artists over the years, including M.I.A, Santigold, and Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog), and high-profile surprise guest appearances are a common occurrence at the band’s live shows.

Major Lazer made their album debut in 2009 with Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, which featured Santigold on lead single “Hold the Line” and scored one of the biggest club hits of the year with “Pon De Floor.” 2013 follow-up Free The Universe was an even bigger success, spawning eight singles and resulting in some of the year’s most outrageous music videos, including the bootylicious video for “Bubble Butt.” The band’s kaleidescopic sound has spawned a global following, earning them featured slots at music festivals around the world including Coachella, the Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Falls Music and Art Festival in Lorne, Australia. As one of the most unique and creative acts on the road, Major Lazer has fans eagerly awaiting their 2014 tour dates. 

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July 28, 2016
10:00 pm
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Aragon Ballroom
1106 W Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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