Virtual Self announces North American Utopia Tour

10 September 2018 - - - The DJ List


One of electronic music's most respected modern day artists, PORTER ROBINSON, has recently announced tour dates for his side project, VIRTUAL SELF. The tour is called Utopia and will hit select cities in both U.S. and Canada. The tour kicked off at Electric Zoo Festival on Randall's Island in New York with the last leg on the West Coast. The massively successful single “Ghost Voices” also had a tasteful edit now coined “Angel Voices” which you can listen below. Virtual Self reflects on Porter Robinson's more aggressive jungle and happy hardcore style that came from the 2001 warehouse rave era. The tour itself will give nod and pay respect to the aesthetics and atmosphere that took place then which will be rewarding to any longtime Porter and electronic music fans alike.

A concept predicated on the influences of his youth, with Virtual Self, Robinson taps into an affinity for early 2000’s visual aesthetic, looking to “combine three tropes from the period that didn’t overlap much at the time: digital abstract, arcane magic design, and digital grunge, all into a single early-aughts flavor,” a thematic thread which weaves through both the project’s sonic and visual identities.

Tour Dates:
Mon 9.10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden
Tues 9.11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Thu 9.13 - Seattle, WA @ WAMU
Fri 9.14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Fri 9.14 - Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground (CLUBSYSTEM)
Sat 9.15 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center (CLUBSYSTEM)
Thu 9.27 - San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
Fri 9.28 - San Bernardino, CA @ NOS
Sat 9.29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency
Sat 9.29 - San Francisco, CA @ afterparty secret location (CLUBSYSTEM)
Wed 10.3 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Thu 10.4 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

For tickets you can visit this link here.

Photo credit: Jasmine Safaeian

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