Defected continues to set out plans for its busiest year of events yet, announcing its North and South America tour this March and April across five major US cities and two shows in Brazil. Joining Defected’s ever-expanding schedule for 2022, which includes the brand new Defected Malta festival this October, the award-winning, already sold-out Defected Croatia festival in August, and club shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, this tour will kick off what is set to be a long hot summer of house music. Bringing a host of A-List artists in tow for the tour, including A-Trak, Floorplan, John Summit, Catz ‘N Dogz, Ferreck Dawn, Eats Everything, Sam Divine, and more, this spring will be the first time the London-based music company has hosted shows in the States since 2019 and in Brazil for over a decade.
Following the cancellation of Defected’s 2020 USA tour due to global lockdowns, the label comes back fighting with its first transatlantic outing since the return to dancefloors at the end of last year. Kicking things off in Los Angeles at expansive Hollywood nightclub Sound, Defected, then head up Highway 1 to warehouse-style venue Halcyon San Francisco for a second California show. The label then stops at Miami Music Week to throw an epic pool party during the festival at the stunning Island Gardens before heading to renowned Brooklyn warehouse The Great Hall at Avant Gardner. Defected’s final stop is The Concourse Project in Austin, closing out the US tour, a mammoth space with world-class production capabilities.
Defected’s growing fanbase in South America demonstrates the fully global appetite for the label and clubbing brand. Heading to Brazil’s biggest city for the first night, Defected will take over Sāo Paolo’s ARCA, a 6.4k capacity venue in the heart of the city. The following night Defected heads to Green Valley in Camboriú, a five-time winner of DJ Mag’s Best Club Award. Located in the heart of the Brazilian jungle and a truly unique clubbing experience often described as closer to that of a festival, Green Valley has been an unmatched success story in the Brazilian electronic scene.
Demonstrating the breadth of talent across the Defected roster, the North and South America tour showcase talent from both sides of the pond, bringing European names such as Polish house heavyweights Catz ‘n Dogz, the Netherlands’ man-of-the-moment Ferreck Dawn, Spanish mainstay David Penn and huge UK names like Gorgon City, Sam Divine, and Melé. Legendary Canadian selector A-Trak joins the tour alongside homegrown US talents such as techno pioneer Robert Hood’s joint venture with daughter Lyric Floorplan, rising star LP Giobbi and Beatport’s #1 selling artist John Summit. Finally, established DJ and producer Ashibah and rising star Aline Rocha repping Brazil.
Bringing its unique brand of house-party to the USA, Defected will host shows in LA, San Francisco, Miami, NYC, and Austin before heading south to Brazil. An anticipated return to both regions, Defected will deliver house all-stars from both sides of the Atlantic on the tour.
Defected’s North and South America tour runs from March 12th – April 2nd, for tickets and further information head to Defected.com/events
A-TRAK / ALINE ROCHA / ASHIBAH / CATZ ‘N DOGZ / DARIUS SYROSSIAN / EATS EVERYTHING / FERRECK DAWN / FLOORPLAN M-PLANT / GORGON CITY / JOHN SUMMIT / LP GIOBBI / MELÉ / SAM DIVINE + SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
SATURDAY MARCH 12TH
SOUND, LOS ANGELES
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
HALCYON, SAN FRANCISCO
THURSDAY MARCH 24TH
ISLAND GARDENS, MIAMI
FRIDAY MARCH 25TH
THE GREAT HALL – AVANT GARDNER, NYC
SATURDAY MARCH 26TH
THE CONCOURSE PROJECT, AUSTIN
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST
ARCA, SÃO PAOLO
SATURDAY APRIL 2ND
GREEN VALLEY, CAMBORIÚ