"This Spring is your chance to witness the legend himself."
That's the official hype for DJ Shadow's All Basses Covered 2013 tour, a 15-city U.S. trek that's set to snub Miami (and Mansion Nightclub), where the Cali selektor was kicked off the decks for being "too future."
"As opposed to last year's tour," the Shadow team explains, "All Basses Covered 2013 will be hosted by venues who value the communal experience of music and high-quality sound over exclusivity and bottle service."
Photo by George Martinez
In December, Shadow was ordered to end his show at Mansion because SoBe VIPs weren't digging the vibe, which prompted him to tweet:
I don't care if I get kicked out of every rich kid club on the planet. I will never sacrifice my integrity as a DJ...ever #AllBassesCovered
-- DJ Shadow (@djshadow) December 16, 2012
And even though Mansion reps formally apologized, offering their "most sincere apologies to DJ Shadow and his fans for his set being cut short," the self-described "legend" hasn't forgiven the club. Maybe even our city.
In January, Shadow released the full one-hour-26-minute-and-17-second "All Basses Covered (The Infamous South Beach Set)" via SoundCloud, asking, "Too hard? Too future? Or just too raw?," adding, "As always, DJ Shadow has provoked crucial flashpoints of discussion about the discipline of DJ'ing that have defined our turbulent times."
And now he's making his point by striking South Florida from his latest tour.
DJ Shadow's All Basses Covered 2013 Tour Schedule
April 5 Low End Theory, San Francisco, CA
April 11 Output, Brooklyn, NY
April 12 Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
April 13 Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
April 14 The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
May 2 Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MI
May 3 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
May 4 Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
May 9 The Belmont, Austin, TX
May 10 IDL Ballroom, Tulsa, TX
May 11 Tricky Falls, El Paso, OK
May 18 Belden Town Resort, Belden, CA
May 19 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
May 31 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
June 1 Red Rocks, Golden, CO
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"By playing in quality atmospheres," the Shadow team announces, "like Brooklyn's new Funktion-One Sound System club, Output on April 11, and the legendary outdoor amphitheater, Red Rocks in Colorado on June 1," and not an exclusive, bottle-service Miami club...
"DJ Shadow will truly be able to stand behind his sophisticated sound."