Diplo, Sleigh Bells Florida Tour Stops at Grand Central February 14

Über-producer Diplo and noisy electro-rockers Sleigh Bells have a Valentine's Day present for Miami.

It comes in the form of their joint Paradise Lost tour, hitting the Magic City on February 14 at Grand Central. The local date is part of an eight-city Florida sprint that'll take them to Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale, among other stops.

We can count this tour as a homecoming of sorts considering both Diplo and Sleigh Bells have strong South Florida (Broward and Palm Beach, to be exact) connections. And in his current roll as producer of the moment, Diplo visits Miami pretty often to clock in studio time.

The Miami date will take place a full three days after the Paradise Lost stop at Revolution. (It doesn't take that long to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, does it?) Maybe, though, the lag is intentional, seeing that February 14 is the same day Sleigh Bells drops its sophomore release, Reign of Terror.

Paradise Lost Tour Dates

February 3 Florida Theater, Gainesville

February 4 The Ritz, Tampa

February 6 Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola

February 7 The Moon, Tallahassee

February 9 Freebird Live, Jacksonville

February 10 Firestone, Orlando

February 11 Revolution, Fort Lauderdale

February 14 Grand Central, Miami

Anyway, it should be a really rad time, even though both Sleigh Bells and Diplo have played Grand Central in the last year.

Diplo and Sleigh Bells with Liturgy. Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $25 via Ages 18 and up. Call 305-377-2277 or visit

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