Sasha and Digweed announce 2008 North American tour

By zack rico

Six years after Sasha [a] and John Digweed [a] rewrote the rule book on DJing with their explosive Delta Heavy tour of the United States, the British superstar DJs will do it all over again in 2008.

Taking in 21 cities in one month, the DJ duo will bring a rock concert atmosphere to venues throughout America, playing six gigs a week and touring like rock stars on a bus in between cities.

The tour kick starts during Miami’s Winter Music Conference where Sasha and Digweed will play together at Mansion on Thursday 27th March and then Ultra Music Festival on Saturday 29th March.

The DJs will then board their tour bus and head for Boston’s The Estate club.

“It has been six years since Delta Heavy. Both Sasha and myself have been talking for ages about touring the States together again, but really wanted to go back to our underground roots as recently the only shows we have done together have been massive festival events,” said John Digweed.

“So this time around we are playing a great selection of clubs with great soundsystems rather than big arena shows, which will give our fans a chance to see us in a more intimate environment.”

The tour will make stops at legendary rock venues such as the Warfield in San Francisco and Webster Hall in NYC.

And many of the events are taking place in traditional rock venues with a 9pm start and 2am close.

Sasha is excited about the tour: “While Delta Heavy was billed as an arena tour it was the theaters and clubs where John and I had the most fun and where we felt our sound worked best,” he said. 

“So this time around we decided to focus on those venues.

“Over the last six years we have played together a lot in LA and NY, and whilst I love those cities, I’m really looking forward to returning to places like DC, Seattle and Minneapolis, where John and I haven’t shared the decks since 2002.

“Plus, spending time on the road with John on a bus touring the country is something I just couldn’t turn down.”

The tour will finish at Coachella festival on Saturday 26th April, where Sasha & Digweed are headlining the dance tent.

Video: Sasha & Digweed live in Buenos Aires

Here’s an idea of what to expect from a Sasha & Digweed show.

Beatport sponsors Sasha & Digweed’s tour

With such an exciting tour planned for these two DJ giants, Beatport had to be involved – Beatport is sponsoring the Sasha and Digweed tour.

Those who purchase a ticket in advance through Wantickets will get a free Sasha/John Digweed track download.

In addition, everyone who attends a show will get a Beatport Download card which will give fans another free track. 

And Sasha and Digweed have agreed to let Beatportal blog live from the tour bus for a leg of the tour.

All the action will be revealed on Beatportal as it happens, and should prove to be a unique insight into the lives of these two extraordinary DJs as they embark on another momentous voyage for electronic music.

Sasha & Digweed Tour Dates

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday Feb 20th at 11am EST:

THU 27-Mar-08 Miami, Mansion

SAT 29-Mar-08 Miami, Ultra Music Festival

WED 2-Apr-08 Boston, The Estate

THU 3-Apr-08 Philadelphia, The Fillmore @ TLA

FRI 4-Apr-08 New York, Webster Hall

SAT 5-Apr-08 Washington, DC, Ibiza Nightclub

MON 7-Apr-08 Nashville, City Hall

WED 9-Apr-08 Columbus, Karma

THU 10-Apr-08 Detroit, Clutch Cargos

FRI 11-Apr-08 Toronto, Kool Haus

SAT 12-Apr-08 Chicago, House of Blues

MON 14-Apr-08 St. Louis, Dantes

TUE 15-Apr-08 Minneapolis, Epic

THU 17-Apr-08 Guadalajara, Foro Alterno

FRI 18-Apr-08 Monterrey, Autocinema

SAT 19-Apr-08 Mexico City, Arena Mexico

TUE 22-Apr-08 Seattle, Showbox Sodo

WED 23-Apr-08 Vancouver, Plush Nightclub

THU 24-Apr-08 Portland, Roseland Theater

FRI 25-Apr-08 San Francisco, The Warfield

SAT 26-Apr-08 Coachella, Coachella Festival