Dutch DJ-producer Afrojack just announced his Jacked summer tour with a stop at Miami's Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park on Saturday, June 16, and it's being billed as his most ambitious roadtrip to date.
It's not hard to see why he's bringing the big guns -- boasting 30 headlining shows, a Grammy and two more nominations, platinum hits with major artists like Pitbull and Ne-Yo, and heiress girlfriend Paris Hilton.
Right now, Afrojack is positioned as not only a major player on the EDM scene. He's a bold name in the pop world too.
No doubt, DJs are the biggest rock stars of our age.
It may seem strange to those of us who've been listening to dance music for years -- before all of these co-productions with famous rappers, international popular recognition, and major music festival love. But these days, DJs are arena rock gods, and people we'd never have imagined rockin' pacifiers in the club are making bass faces with the best of 'em.
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And Afrojack certainly won't be the last to head out on an arena-rock tour of epic proportions. The scene shows no sign of slowing down.
Afrojack's Jacked Summer 2012 Tour Dates
May 18 Kelowna Waterfront Park, Kelowna**
May 19 The Vogue, Vancouver*
May 20 Electric Daisy Carnival, New York
May 26 Borgata, Atlantic City**
May 27 Fillmore, Detroit**
May28 Buchanan's, El Paso**
May 29 Cowboy's, San Antonio**
May 30 House of Blues, Cleveland**
May 31 Stage AE, Pittsburgh**
June 1 Fillmore, Washington DC**
June 2 Free Press Summer Fest, Houston
June 4 Epic, Minneapolis**
June 6 LC Pavilion, Columbus**
June 7 Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia^
June 8 Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas
June 12 Beachum, Orlando^^
June 13 Fillmore, Charlotte^^
June 14 Tabernacle, Atlanta~~
June 15 Florida State Fair Expo Hall, Tampa^^
June 16 Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park Miami^^
June 17 Spring Awakening, Chicago
June 18 Marathon Music Works, Nashville^^
June 19 House of Blues, New Orleans^^
June 20 Palladium Ballroom, Dallas~
June 22 Fillmore, Denver~
June 23 Paradiso Festival, Seattle
June 24 The Pageant, St. Louis~
June 26 Metropolis, Montreal, QC~
June 27 House of Blues, Boston~
June 29 Boonstock, Gibbons, AB
June 30 Digital Dreams Festival, Toronto, ON
July 1 Escapade Festival, Ottawa, ON
* w/ Bobby Burns
** w/ R3hab and Bobby Burns
^ w/ R3hab, Bobby Burns and Shermanology
^^ w/ R3hab and Shermanology
~ w/ R3hab and Quintino
~~ w/ TBD and Shermanology
Afrojack's Jacked Summer Tour with R3hab and Shermanology. Saturday, June 16. Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $26 to $36 plus fees via livenation.com. Call 305-358-7550 or visit bayfrontparkmiami.com.