MAJOR LAZER announce "Free the Universe" 2013 UK tour dates



Following a sold out headline tour last April, MAJOR LAZER will headline four UK dates this year as part of the Free The Universe World Tour.

After releasing their landmark LP Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do in 2009, Major Lazer (Diplo and Switch) have toured the world extensively selling out shows and performing at some of music’s major festivals.

In 2010 Major Lazer released Lazerproof, a free download mixtape with pop Sensation La Roux, and Lazers Never Die, an EP featuring two new tracks and three remixes, including one by Thom Yorke. Undoubtedly, one of the foremost breakthroughs for Major Lazer during that time was the production collaboration with Beyonce on her massive hit “Run the World (Girls)”, which sampled their track “Pon de Floor”.

As 2011 turned to 2012, Switch determined it best to pursue his own path, leaving Diplo in full control of Major Lazer. Now, as the sole executive producer of Major Lazer, Diplo continues to spearhead the current dancehall revival movement with the upcoming release Free The Universe. The recording includes exciting collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Wynter Gordon, Shaggy, Wyclef, Ezra Koening from Vampire Weekend, and more.

Spin called the LP’s first Single “Get Free” featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, “a meeting point between Jamaica, West Africa, and Brooklyn.” The second single from Free The Universe, “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavilion dropped in October last year.

Diplo (AKA Wesley Pentz) has risen through the ranks and has asserted himself as one of the most pioneering producers of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world’s musical heritages, Diplo has managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream.

He is the Grammy--nominated founder, owner and head Honcho of Mad Decent records, which has not only garnered widespread critical and audience accolades since its inception, but has also deservedly earned a hefty reputation as a vanguard of ground-breaking releases.

Major Lazer will be coming to the following cities this May:

May 2013
Wed 1st           Sheffield Plug                                    0114 241 3040
Thu 2nd           Oxford O2 Academy                         0844 477 2000
Fri 3rd              Bristol O2 Academy                          0844 477 2000
Sat 4th             London Roundhouse                       0844 482 8008

Tickets £16.00 (£17.50 London) and go on sale Friday 11 January @ 9AM

Doors 7pm (except Bristol 6.30pm)

FREE THE UNIVERSE, February 19th, 2013.