Datsik Announces New Tour Dates, EP

Courtesy:  MSO PR/Firepower Records

Courtesy: MSO PR/Firepower Records

EDM star Datsik announced this week announced the dates for his upcoming Datsik’s “Ninja Nation Tour” this week.

The “Ninja Nation Tour” kicks off Thursday, January 22nd in Boston, MA. At this point, a total of thirty-seven dates have been confirmed including a performance at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, April 10th. More dates are expected to be announced soon. The tour’s name stems from Datsik’s own obsession with ninjas and all things martial arts. It is a tribute of sorts to his fan base, which he calls the “Ninja Nation.” The current schedule for the “Ninja Nation Tour” is listed below.

Dates for DATSIK’s Ninja Nation Tour thus far are:

DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 1/22 Boston, MA House of Blues
Fri 1/23 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Sat 1/24 New York City, NY Terminal 5
Sun 1/25 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
Wed 1/28 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Thu 1/29 Syracuse, NY F Shed at The Market
Fri 1/30 Hartford, CT The Dome
Sat 1/31 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Wed 2/4 Knoxville, TN The International
Thu 2/5 Norfolk, VA Norva
Fri 2/6 Washington, DC Echostage
Sat 2/7 Richmond, VA National
Sun 2/8 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
Mon 2/9 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
Wed 2/11 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Fri 2/13 Atlanta, GA Opera
Sat 2/14 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Thu 2/19 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Fri 2/20 Chicago, IL Concord
Sat 2/21 Chicago, IL Concord
Wed 3/4 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Thu 3/5 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater
Fri 3/6 Denver, CO Ogden
Sat 3/7 Denver, CO Ogden
Sat 3/14 San Francisco, CA Warfield
Sun 3/15 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
Wed 3/18 Victoria, BC Distrikt
Thu 3/19 Edmonton, AB Encore
Fri 3/20 Vancouver, BC Commodore
Sat 3/21 Calgary, AB Flames Central
Fri 3/27 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
Sat 3/28 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
Wed 4/1 Lubbock, TX Wild West
Thu 4/2 San Marcos, TX The Marc
Fri 4/3 Houston, TX Stereo Live
Sat 4/4 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
Fri 4/10 Charlotte, NC Fillmore

 

Courtesy: Firepower Records

Courtesy: Firepower Records

Along with the announcement of his upcoming Winter/Spring tour dates, Datsik also announced the upcoming release of his new EP Down 4 My Ninjas. The four-track disc will be released Tuesday, November 25th. It features collaborations with veteran rapper KRS-One and DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia along with two other guests. The EP’s full track listing is noted below.

The tracklisting for Down 4 My Ninjas is:
1. Datsik – “Katana” (Feat. Mayor Apeshit)
2. Datsik – “Get Smashed” (Feat. DJ Paul K.O.M of Three 6 Mafia)
3. Datsik – “No Requests” (Feat. KRS-One)
4. Datsik – “Astronomical” (Feat. Walt Grizzly)
5. Datsik & Twine – “When They Drop”

All of the latest news and updates on Datsik’s tour, his upcoming EP and much more is available online now at:

Website: http://www.datsik.ca.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djdatsik

Twitter: http://twitter.com/datsik

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Music Legends To be Inducted Into Memphis Music Hall Of Fame Thursday

Courtesy: Bob Merlis/M.H.F.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame will become a reality this week.  After years of talks and work, the very first class of musicians will be inducted into the Hall this Thursday at the Canon Center for Performing Arts.  Among the artist included in the inaugural class of inductees are:  W.C. Handy, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Al Green.  Also included in this year’s class are some lesser known but still respected musicians such as:  jazz saxophonist George Coleman, gospel songwriter Lucie Campbell, and W.T. McDaniel, Booker T. Washington High School bandmaster.

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame initiative is part of the Smithsonian-connected Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.  Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Executive Director John Doyle shared his thoughts on the importance of the Music Hall’s inaugural event.  “We wanted to keep the ticket prices low, in order for the public to be able to come out”, said Doyle.  General admission tickets for the event are available for as little as $30.  Doyle added noting, “A lot of what we want to do with the Hall of Fame is about education both through the website and the gallery, but a lot of it is about paying tribute and really giving tribute to the musicians who put Memphis on a global map.  And we want the public to share in that.”

The inaugural Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place this Thursday at 7pm at the Canon Center for Performing Arts at 225 N. Main in Memphis.  Tickets are available for $30, $50, and $100.  They can be purchased at any Ticketmaster location or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.  They can also be purchased via phone at 1-800-745-3000.  More information on this Thursday’s even it available online at http://memphisrocknsoul.org

The inaugural class of inductees into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is as follows:

Estelle Axton and Jim Stewart

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Booker T. and the M.G.’s

Lucie Campbell

George Coleman

Jim Dickinson

Al Green

W.C. Handy

Isaac Hayes

Howlin’ Wolf

B.B. King

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jimmie Lunceford

Professor W.T. McDaniel

Memphis Minnie

Willie Mitchell

Dewey Phillips

Sam Phillips

Elvis Presley

Otis Redding

The Staple Singers

Rufus Thomas

Three 6 Mafia

Nat D. Williams

ZZ Top

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