Datsik & Rockstar Energy Drink to Present the 'Firepower Reloaded' Tour; All Dates, Stops Announced
Following his massive "FIREPOWER TOUR" this past fall-which celebrated the launch of his own independent Firepower Records imprint-DATSIK has teamed with Rockstar Energy Drink to present his "FIREPOWER RELOADED" tour this coming January. New dates have been added to the run which launches January 9 in Ottawa, Canada including January 18 in Asbury Park, NJ, January 23 in Tuscaloosa, AL, January 24 in Athens, GA and January 26 in Nashville, TN. The most up-to-date tour routing follows below.
Joining DATSIK on this leg of various dates are supporting acts Brillz and GRiZ, along with two up-and-coming FIREPOWER acts Barron and Rekoil who both recently released EPs on the FIREPOWER label, except on the Nashville date which will feature Paper Diamond and Savoy. On select dates, DATSIK will engage his one-of-a-kind "Vortex" DJ performance booth with groundbreaking, real-time 3D-mapping technology created by V Squared Labs, pushing the evolution of custom visuals and mind-altering effects. "FIREPOWER RELOADED" is also amping up the audio experience with an additional 50,000 watts courtesy of Canada's PK Sound, whose credits include Skrillex's Mothership and Full Flex Tours, the X Tour with Excision and other live experiences with Bassnectar, Z-Trip, De La Soul and many more.
Locked and loaded, the combination of DATSIK's dark, dirty dubstep and V Squared Labs cutting-edge technology will be a marriage of mind-blowing sounds and visuals that cannot be missed. Tickets are on sale now for all shows at www.reloadedtour.com.
The "FIREPOWER RELOADED" tour dates are as follows:
*Wed, 1/9 - Ottawa, ON: Ritual w/ Brillz & Barron
*Thu, 1/10 - London, ON: London Music Hall w/ Brillz & Barron
Fri, 1/11 - Toronto, ON: The Guvernment w/ Brillz & Barron
Sat, 1/12 - New York, NY: Best Buy Theater w/ Griz & Barron
Sun, 1/13 - Washington, D.C.: 9:30 Club w/ Griz & Barron
Tue, 1/15 - Syracuse, NY: Westcott Theater w/ Griz & Rekoil
Wed, 1/16 - Providence, RI: Fete w/ Griz & Rekoil
Thu, 1/17 - Boston, MA: The Royale w/ Griz & Rekoil
Fri, 1/18 - Asbury Park, NJ: Asbury Convention Hall w/ Griz & Rekoil
Sat, 1/19 - Pittsburgh, PA: Rex Theater w/ Griz & Rekoil
**Wed, 1/23 - Tuscaloosa, AL: The Jupiter w/ Barron & Rekoil
**Thu, 1/24 - Athens, GA: Georgia Theater w/ Barron & Rekoil
**Fri, 1/25 - Atlanta, GA: Quad w/ Barron & Rekoil
**Sat, 1/26 - Nashville, TN: Marathon Music Works w/ Paper Diamond & Savoy
*Denotes "Vortex" production cannot be used due to venue constraints
**Denotes "Vortex" production or PK Sound audio setup cannot be used due to venue constraints
For DATSIK, FIREPOWER stands out as an extension of his revered and applauded musical persona. "I come from the dark, hip hop-influenced side of dubstep, and I'm trying to create a haven for that style," he explains. "There are all of these incredible young producers on the rise. I want to elevate them and promote them. If I'm playing a track in my set, I'm likely to sign it and release it. Those are my guidelines, and FIREPOWER's dance floor ammunition is my contribution to the EDM world." DATSIK's specialty is wrecking the dance floor. Barely out of high school, the Canadian artist and producer inked a deal with Excision's Rottun Recordings. He released a series of successful singles and EPs and rose to prominence as a leader of the underground dubstep scene in North America. After collaborating with the legendary Korn on The Path of Totality, he toured the U.S. with the group. Then, 2012 saw him release his proper full-length debut, Vitamin D, via Dim Mak Records and featuring the epic single "Evilution" [Featuring JoNathan Davis of Korn & Infected Mushroom]. However, founding a label has always been part of his plan. FIREPOWER began formally contributing to that landscape with the release of AFK & Hizzleguy's 10-song EP, Full Clip. Unveiled in February 2012 on iTunes and Beatport, the collection solidified FIREPOWER as an explosive force to be reckoned with. Shortly after, the second signing Getter dropped the razor sharp Psycho EP. Other acts that make up the roster include Barron, Rekoil, Terravita, The Frim, DKS, Sub Antix and DATSIK himself. With tours planned under the label banner and more music on the horizon, they're well on their way to domination. Either duck and cover or storm the gates with them.