Defected announces 2022 North and South America tour

Defected North and South America 2022 tour
Defected North and South America 2022 tour

Defected continues to lay out plans for its busiest year of shows yet, announcing a North and South America tour this March and April 2022 that will take in five major US cities and two shows in Brazil. Joining Defected’s ever-expanding schedule for 2022, which includes the brand new Defected Malta festival this October, the award-winning, already sold-out Defected Croatia festival in August, and club shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, this tour will kick off what is set to be a long hot summer of house music. The tour will feature a slew of A-List artists, including A-Trak, Floorplan, John Summit, Catz ‘N Dogz, Ferreck Dawn, Eats Everything, Sam Divine, and others, and will mark the first time the London-based music company has performed in the United States since 2019 and in Brazil in over a decade.

North America shows including the Miami Music Week 2022.

Following the cancellation of Defected’s 2020 USA tour due to global lockdowns, the label returns to the battle with its first transatlantic outing since its return to dancefloors at the end of last year. Beginning in Los Angeles at the expansive Hollywood nightclub Sound, Defected will then travel up Highway 1 to the warehouse-style venue Halcyon San Francisco for a second California show. The label then stops at Miami Music Week to throw an epic pool party during the festival at the stunning Island Gardens, before heading to renowned Brooklyn warehouse The Great Hall at Avant Gardner. Defected’s final stop on their US tour is The Concourse Project in Austin, a massive space with world-class production capabilities.

South America stops including Brazil.

Defected’s growing fanbase in South America demonstrates the label’s and clubbing brand’s global appeal. Defected will perform for the first time in Brazil’s largest city, So Paolo, at the ARCA, a 6400 capacity venue in the city’s heart. The following night, Defected will perform at Cambori’s Green Valley, a five-time winner of DJ Mag’s Best Club Award. Located in the heart of the Brazilian jungle and a truly unique clubbing experience often described to be closer to that of a festival, Green Valley has been an unmatched success story in the Brazilian electronic scene.

The artists on the lineup.

The North and South America tour showcase talent from both sides of the Atlantic, bringing European names such as Polish house heavyweights Catz ‘n Dogz, the Netherlands’ man-of-the-moment Ferreck Dawn, Spanish mainstay David Penn, and huge UK names such as Gorgon City, Sam Divine, and Melé. The tour also features legendary Canadian selector A-Trak, as well as homegrown US talent such as techno pioneer Robert Hood‘s collaboration with daughter Lyric Floorplan, rising star LP Giobbi, and Beatport’s #1 selling artist John Summit. Finally, Brazil is represented by established DJ and producer Ashibah and rising star Aline Rocha.

Defected’s North and South America tour runs from 12th March – 2nd April, for tickets and further information head to Defected’s website.