DJ Lag set to embark on Alpha-Zulu world tour this month
The gqom pioneer will hit every continent over the course of 2023
South African gqom pioneer DJ Lag is set to embark on a world tour starting this month, hitting every single continent throughout the next 10 months.
Kicking off in India’s Bangalore, the Alpha-Zulu tour will see DJ Lab head from India to Africa, then North America and Europe — before heading to Asia, South America, and Australia later in the year.
“Alpha-Zulu (A-Z) represents something that goes from start to finish and this tour is about performing, collaborating and recording on every continent,” says DJ Lag on the newly announced tour.
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“I want to blend genres and create new sounds along the way. It is going to be about exploring and experimenting on stages and studios from Mumbai to Miami to Accra and many more in-between.”
After seven years of touring, DJ Lag says that this is his “first chance” to share with his audience the goings-on behind the scenes, and hopes to stop off along the way to collaborate and make new music.
“This year is all about touring, collaborating, recording and releasing music from all over the world,” he added. “There is a lot I am looking forward to on this tour, including outside the music! Like finding the best barber in the world!”
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The Alpha-Zulu tour follows the release of DJ Lag’s debut album, ‘Meeting With The King’ last February. The first stop on his Alpha-Zulu tour comes exactly a year since the release of his inaugural record, starting today in Bangalore. Check out the initial run of shows below.
First tour dates:
17/02 - GYLT // Bangalore, India
18/02 - Great Eastern Mills // Mumbai, India
24/02 - Delhi, India
25/02 - Artistry // Goa, India
04/03 - Bacardi Holiday Club // Balfour, South Africa
11/03 - Ultra SA // Johannesburg, South Africa
18/03 - suero // Floyd // Miami, USA
25/03 - Girls Love Ama // 529 // Atlanta, USA
31/03 - Elsewhere // Brooklyn, USA
01/04 - Standard Time // Toronto, Canada
27/04 - Paradiso // Amsterdam, Netherlands
29/04 - Donau Festival // Donau, Austria
13/05 - La Graviere // Geneva, Switzerland
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