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Hardwell Announces North American Arena Tour With Times Square Takeover

When you are the one of the biggest artists in the world, you need an entrance just as grand. Yesterday, worldwide renowned producer Hardwell announced the dates for his upcoming North American tour in New York City. Flashing the announcement on massive video screens high among the city during his morning takeover, Hardwell proved to his captivated audience that his performances will only continue to reach new heights.

Earning the number one spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll earlier this year, the Netherlands native will continue his reign with a touring live act, promoted exclusively by Live Nation and produced by ALDA Acts. Having already sold-out in over 19 countries, the I Am Hardwell tour will soon reach all corners of North America, touching down in cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

A continuation of his critically acclaimed worldwide tour, I Am Hardwell came to fruition in Amsterdam last April, when the producer brought to life his vision of an unparalleled musical production and an immersion of fans via social media. The debut of I Am Hardwell was broadcast live to fans all over the world. While on his North American leg of the tour, Hardwell will continue his fan oriented mentality and forward thinking through his partnership with MTV Clubland. As his official media sponsor, MTV Clubland will grant pre-sale purchasers with exclusive content, such as backstage and behind the scene videos, as well as an opportunity to spend quality time with the producer during his final stop in New York.

Joining Hardwell as he journeys through North America is fellow Dutch producer Dannic. After moving up through the club scene with his crowd-pleasing mash ups, Dannic began to quickly rise among the ranks. After gaining support from fellow hometown heroes such as Tiesto, Dannic broke his way into the mainstream, wowing audiences all over the world with his vast array of musical knowledge and his innate abilities to read a crowd and understand their needs. With Dannic celebrating his first year in DJ Mag’s Top 100, Hardwell has found himself a worthy companion.

While general admission tickets go on sale Friday, June 27th in the United States and Friday, July 4th in Canada, Hardwell fans who sign up here will be the first to receive access to pre-sale tickets, starting a week in advance on Thursday, June 19th. With additional dates to be announced, stay tuned to see if the “I Am Hardwell” tour will make an appearance in your city.

I AM HARDWELL WORLD TOUR - NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Oct. 31 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
Nov. 7 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Nov. 10 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Nov. 13 Miami, FL Klipsch Ampitheatre at Bayfront

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