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ZEDS DEAD marches across North America + new EP on Mad Decent+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by E.N.

ZEDS DEAD marches across North America on
“The Graveyard Tour” + new EP on Mad Decent

Massive 65-date tour * large sized venues * fuelled by the underground


Allow us to introduce you to one of electronic music’s most promising new acts, Zeds Dead. The truth is, however, Toronto-based Zeds Dead (AKA DC and Hooks) needs no introduction to the legions of fans that have been on to the electronic/dubstep/progressive duo for the better part of two years. Through positive world of mouth, massive YouTube hits, support from top jocks and a never ending string of tour dates – to cities big and small – Zeds Dead has become one of the most exciting acts of 2011 and a true phenomenon.

Since its inception Zeds Dead has toured the United Kingdom twice and launched their first official North American Tour in Dec 2010, playing over 40 dates throughout Canada and the USA. They toured all around the world in 2011 and embarked on “The Rumble in the Jungle Tour” playing summer festivals in North America and the UK. Launched on September 2 and running though December 17, “The Graveyard Tour” is Zed’s Dead’s biggest tour to date.

Kissy Sellout and Skream were two of the first to take notice of Zeds Dead, featuring their remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” on their radio shows, on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, respectively. Soon after releasing their remix of “Eyes on Fire,” Zeds Dead was approached by Dragonette for whom they remixed their 2010 release, “Volcano”. Their original self-released “1975” was featured in GQ Magazine’s 2010 Video Shoot with Russian Supermodel Irina Shayk.

Zeds Dead’s productions can be heard in sets from artists like Diplo, Rusko, Skrillex, and Bassnectar with Kissy Sellout calling Zeds Dead “the future of genres…flipping genius.” In November 2010, Kissy Sellout’s label San City High released Zed’s Dead’s first official single and the title track, “Rudeboy”, reached #7 on the Beatport Dubstep Charts only 48 hours after its release. Their productions have garnered tens of millions of hits on youtube, and their remix of “Eyes on Fire” is the single most-viewed production on the UKF channel.

In addition to “The Graveyard Tour” Zeds Dead is preparing for two brand new releases – “Bass Mentality” (September 20, Basshead Records) and “Rumble In The Jungle EP” (October 4, Mad Decent).

Download Free track – Zeds Dead – “Coffee Break”

“They’re becoming internationally known perpetrators of notoriously unconscionable dance-floor violence, dropping dirty wobble, hacking it up with hammer fists, hitting the filthiest frequencies, dragging the bpm down to a slo-mo grind, and then ratcheting it back up to brutal superspeed.” – Miami New Times
“The Zeds Dead boys are the kind of artists who are willing to explore all sorts of genres in bass music and do them all really well. Not to mention they are the best of dogs!”
- Skrillex
“Zeds Dead caught my attention with their bootlegs…they took a different approach to dubstep…with their new releases they keep taking it further”
- Diplo
“Zeds Dead is the future of genres…flipping genius”
- Kissy Sellout
“This is the sound I CRAVE!”
- Bassnectar
“Zeds Dead is what’s been missing in EDM. These guys can produce and play every style”
- 12th Planet
“Zeds Dead is essential in every set”
- Excision

Zeds Dead – The Graveyard Tour
Sep 2 The Fillmore Miami, FL
Sep 3 Congress Theater Chicago, IL
Sep 4 90ne9 Victoria, BC
Sep 23 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
Sep 24 The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Sep 29 Firestone Orlando, FL
Sep 30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Oct 01 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Oct 02 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Oct 04 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Oct 05 Middle East Boston, MA
Oct 06 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Oct 07 Lupo’s Cranston, RI
Oct 08 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Oct 09 Chameleon Lancaster, PA
Oct 12 Republik New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 Ampitheater Tampa, FL
Oct 14 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Oct 15 Skyway Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 Sammy T’s Huntsville, AL
Oct 17 Engine Room Tallahassee, Fl
Oct 18 The New Palace Halifax, Canada
Oct 20 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21 Lawor Events Center Reno, NV
Oct 22 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Oct 23 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Oct 25 The Hub Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 26 Madonna Expo Center San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 27 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA
Oct 28 San Diego Bay Front San Diego, CA
Oct 29 L.A. Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
Nov 03 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Nov 04 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Nov 05 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
Nov 08 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Nov 09 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Nov 10 Republik Austin, TX
Nov 11 Rich’s Houston, TX
Nov 12 Texas Music Theater San Marcos, TX
Nov 15 Trees Dallas, TX
Nov 16 The Top Hat Missoula, MT
Nov 17 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 18 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 19 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 22 Belly Up Aspen, CO
Nov 23 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Nov 25 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
Nov 26 Fall Massive Washington, DC
Nov 30 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 02 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Dec 02 The National Richmond, VA
Dec 07 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Dec 08 The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Dec 09 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Dec 10 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Dec 17 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada

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