Tiga hits the road

Canadian crooner Tiga will hit the road this month on a 12-week world tour.

Beginning on April 29, and continuing through August, the Planet Turbo tour will take in dates in the US, Canada, Holland, the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium, Portugal and Sweden, Tiga playing alongside the likes of Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, 2ManyDJs, Zombie Nation, Ivan Smagghe, Proxy, Riton and Jori Hulkkonen.

Says Tiga: “We dreamt up the concept by the ecologically sustainable fireplace at Turbo Headquarters, located deep in the Mountains of Montreal.

“The tour is something of a Victory Lap celebrating its own inevitable triumph. We’ve run the numbers, and we’ve talked to people from Main Street to Sweat Boulevard. We know what our party people want, and they’re going to get it – so good.

“What we’re doing is like planting trees all over the world, but far more important,” the Turbo chief added, tongue lodged firmly in cheek. “When you sow a funky idea in the soul of a young person, the sky ain’t no kind of limit. And I intend to reap, creep.”

The Planet Turbo tour will be mirrored by the release of exclusive content, including remixes of Turbo and Tiga classics, plus new material from a veritable who’s-hooray of the biggest names in dance music.

Dates so far (more to be added)

April 29: Rotterdam, Holland @ Maassilo

Tiga, Erol Alkan, Riton, Zombie Nation, Proxy, Thomas Von Party

April 30: Glasgow, Scotland @ The Arches

Tiga, Boys Noize, Zombie Nation, Riton, SEI A, Thomas Von Party

May 1: London, UK @ The Coronet

Tiga, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Thomas Von Party, Trevor Jackson, DMX Krew, Matt Walsh

May 2: Birmingham, UK @ Digbeth Festival

Tiga, Boys Noize, Thomas Von Party + special guests TBA

May 7: Berlin, Germany @ MÜNZE

Tiga, Ivan Smagghe, Konrad Black, Thomas Von Party

May 8: Madrid, Spain @ Fabrik

Tiga, 2ManyDJs, Matias Aguayo, Rebolledo, Thomas Von Party,

June 4-14: Australia @ We Love Sounds Festival

(Melbourne, Perth, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide)

Tiga, Felix Da Housecat, Zombie Nation, Seth Troxler, Proxy (Live), Thomas Von Party, Gus Da Hoodrat

July 9: Liege, Belgium @ Ardentes Festival

Tiga, Zombie Nation, Riton, Proxy (Live), Matt Walsh

July 30: Emmaboda, Sweden @ Emmaboda Festival

Tiga, Erol Alkan, Proxy (Live), Jori Hulkkonen, Jesper Dahlback, Thomas Von Party

August 27: LED, London @ Victoria Park

Tiga, Azari & III plus more to be announced