Steve Aoki Debuts ‘Maldad’ Video

Courtesy: Dim Make

Electronic Dance Music star Steve Aoki has partnered with Latin Urban pop star Maluma for a new song and video.

The pair debuted the video for Aoki’s new song ‘Maldad‘ Friday.  The song is featured on Aoki’s forthcoming album Neon Future IVThe Color of Noise.  The video, directed by Roxana Baldovin, puts Maluma in a harem/club type setting and Aoki against a mirrored backdrop while a bevy of scantily-clad women dance to the music.  The song’s musical arrangement is anchored by a combined flute line and infectious Latin beat.

According to information in a news release distributed about the new single, the song’s lyrical content focuses on “the story of a good girl who feels like cutting loose,” which might account for the scantily-clad women featured in the video.

Aoki talked about the song’s creation in a recent interview.

“maluma and I have been working on this for a while now, and I’m excited that we are finally able to bring our two worlds together with Maldad,” he said.  “Latin music continues to impact globally, and I’m proud to be championing this movement on stage, radio and for my fans everywhere.”

Maluma shared Aoki’s enthusiasm for having the song available to the public.

“Being part of this track with Steve is creatively fulfilling as he is an EDM pioneer,” Maluma said.  “I am a fan of his achievements and everything he’s done to pave the way for merging music and culture.  I am so excited for everyone to see and hear this collaboration, and continuing to work toward global fusion.”


Courtesy: Dim Mak

Aoki will launch a tour in support of Neon Future IVThe Color Of Noise on March 5 in Toronto, ON.  The seven-week tour is scheduled to run through April 24 and to feature performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Cleveland, OH and Tucson, AZ.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available now.

March 5 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
March 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner
March 7 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
March 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
March 11 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
March 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
March 13 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
March 24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
March 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic
March 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Jewel
March 31 – Kansas City, KS – Arvest Bank Theatre At the Midland
April 1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmers Market
April 2 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Ampitheater
April 3 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
April 4 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
April 6 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
April 7 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Wet Republic
April 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
April 21 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
April 22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Omnia
April 24 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


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The Dead Daisies Announce More New Live Dates

The Dead Daisies has confirmed three new live American dates for this summer.

A news released distributed Friday revealed the band will perform live August 9, 2017 at The Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD at the saloon’s famed motorcycle rally.

On Sept. 1, the band will perform at the The Easyriders Rodeo in Chillicothe, OH and at The National Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally on Sept. 2 at the Harley-Davison Museum in Milwaukee, WI.

The third of the band’s upcoming dates is scheduled for Sept. 2

“Riding gives you a sense of freedom,” Corabi said in a recent interview.  “When your job, family and daily pressures of life are weighing you down, you can fire up a bike, get on it and ride, and free yourself of everything.  Plus, I think all men have an inner “bad boy” in them, and all women (deep inside) WANT a bad boy, as well.  I have to admit, I’ve felt a bit “tougher” while I’m riding…that is, until I chipped a nail,” he said with a laugh.

The Dead Daisies’ upcoming summer dates are not the only good news for the band’s fans.  The band is also working with 12 of the largest Harley-Davidson dealers in America as part of its current Rock N Ride promotion for its current Dirty Dozen tour.  The promotion allows Harley-Davidson owners in the key markets the chance to win tickets to shows in those markets and to meet the band.

Courtesy: Spitfire Music/SPV

The announcement of the band’s new dates are not a surprise.  It comes a little more than a month after the band released its debut live recording Live & Louder, which was released May 19 as a standard 2-disc CD/DVD combo pack and as an extended box set.  The recording is available in stores and online now.

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Houston Open Air Festival Lineup Announced

Courtesy:  Ashton-Magnuson Media/Danny Wimmer Presents

Courtesy: Ashton-Magnuson Media/Danny Wimmer Presents

The lineup for the 2016 Houston Open Air Festival has officially been announced.

Organizers with the Houston Open Air Festival have revealed the lineup for the 2016 Houston Open Air Festival.  The lineup will feature 35 bands over two days.  That list includes: Deftones, Slayer,Chevelle, The Cult, Ministry, Alter Bridge, Ghost, Anthrax, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, Baroness, Hellyeah, Chevy Metal, Buckcherry, Nothing More, The Amity Affliction, Max & Iggor Cavalera: Return To Roots, Avatar, letlive., Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy, Texas Hippie Coalition, Young Guns, Starset, Sick Puppies, Skindred, Neck Deep, Sons Of Texas, KYNG, Twelve Foot Ninja, Gemini Syndrome, The Word Alive, Dinosaur Pile Up, September Mourning, and more.  Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains have been named as the festival’s headliners.

A rolling discounted Early Bird pre-sale for Weekend General Admission tickets begins this Tuesday, May 17th at 12pm CDT/1pm EDT.  A very limited quantity of tickets will be available during this pre-sale.  They can be purchased online at and will only be available while supplies last.  Their prices are noted below.


Early Bird #1: $89.50

Early Bird #2: $99.50


VIP weekend tickets will also be available at a cost of $234.50.

Public on-sale tickets will go on sale Friday, May 20th at 12pm CDT/1pm EDT.  They will also be available for purchase online at  Their prices are listed below.



Weekend GA: $109.50

Single-day GA: $69.50

Single-day VIP: $129.50

VIP Weekend: $234.50



VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, access to VIP-only area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food options (for additional purchase), VIP-only viewing area of Main Stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a VIP-only commemorative laminate.

A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales for the festival will go toward aiding the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund.  The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund was established by Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner in order to accept donations for flood relief in the Houston community.  This includes aiding victims of the flooding that stemmed from recent storms that hit the region.  More information on The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund is available online at  Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents, spoke with the media recently.  He discussed the timing of the festival’s announcement in relation to the city’s recovery from said storms as well as the motivation for teaming with Mayor Turner in his recovery efforts.  “Houston Open Air has been in the works for almost a year now,” he said.  It’s awkward to announce a major music festival in a city that has experienced such recent hardship and, in fact, we delayed our announcements out of respect for what Houston has endured. But at the same time, our festivals are about highlighting the strengths (or sometimes the needs) of our host city. There’s no more important way to do that right now than to support Mayor Turner’s efforts to help Houston recover from this spring’s flooding and we will be incorporating this message throughout our launch campaign.”

Danny Wimmer is the founder of Danny Wimmer Presents.  He shared his thoughts on the logistics of the concert’s location, its lineup, and more in his discussion with the press.  “Houston is one of the country’s biggest rock markets and, when combined with the impressive food scene happening here, it’s a natural location for a DWP festival,” he said.  “We’re thrilled to have such a diverse first-year lineup that includes Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Chevelle. With the inclusion of an incredible food experience and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row, we are kicking off a powerhouse experience that will live in the market for many years to come!”

The Houston Open Air Festival’s band lineup is just part of what audiences have to look forward to this year.  There will also be a special food and drink experience for fans who attend.  This includes the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row and a massive Gourmet Man Food Experience  The brands featured in the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey Row include: Jack Daniel’s Black Label, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve.  The complete lineup and menus for the Gourmet Man Food experience will be announced soon.

Houston Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, producer of: Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Rock on the Range, and more.  It is sponsored by: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, El Jimador, Fxck Cancer’s Dyin2Live, NRG Park, and SoHo Concessions, and more to be announced soon.

NRG Park is the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  It is located at One NRG Park in Houston, TX.

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