Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nero Kick Off US Tour + Announce "Me And You" EP Release

Me And You
November 1, 2011
Nero's Joe Ray and Dan Stephens ache to bestow post-dubstep with its can-you-
believe-this-shit? flash of stadium-size euphoria, ehancing (or defiling, depending
on your perspective) the genre's bass-heavy paylod with trancey synths and wailing
vocals. - Spin
Nero, aka North West London producers, remixers du jour, DJs and artists Dan Stephens and
Joe Ray, now one of the biggest names in both dubstep and drum and bass released their indie/
dubstep hybrid smash single Promises on August 8. Promises stormed straight to the top of the UK
charts, while their debut album Welcome Reality followed the week after and did the same. Released
on Chase and Status’ label MTA, Welcome Reality is quickly approaching Gold. The album features the
global smash - where stadium rock meets dubstep  "Me and You", which is now being released in the
US on Cherrytree/Interscope Records on November 1st at all digital retail and streaming partners.
The brand new EP package features a never- before-released new remix of “Me And You” by  
Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia; plus a Skrillex remix of "Promises" that has not
been available for sale in the US before. "Me and You" charted at number 15 in the UK and
was the most played record on Radio 1 for three weeks in a row.
1. Me And You (Album Version) 
2. Me And You (Steve Angello Remix)
3. Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix)
This summer saw Nero DJ on tours through out the UK and US and appeared on various dates on
this summer's Identity Tour, plus all major UK music festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival,
Reading, and Wireless. In unison with the release of their debut album and first official US EP
release they are about to premiere their monster of a new live show in North America and are
booked for an intensive run in various cities which includes the newly announced Los Angeles
show at The Music Box on October 29th. Additional shows include New York City's Webster
Halland Denver's First Bank Center with Skrillex and more.
The live show sees Dan and Joe performing on keyboards, touch screen lemurs and laptops,
and are bringing along guest performer Alana on vocals. “We’ve known her since we were 16,”
explains Dan. “She’s always been part of the Nero gang. She’s got a good A&R sensibility, and she’s
been on all the singles. She helps give us a ‘band’ feel, a bit like Massive Attack.” It is a visual led
performance and see's them performing from a custom build booth consisting of ghetto blasters,
retro TVs, old amps and an arcade machine centre piece. Additional DJ dates are also announced.
They have had their fair share of releases on all the right labels, won several awards  including
2010's Beatport Awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep track for "Act Like You Know,"  
and receiving nominations for BBC’s Sound of 2011, XFM’s Sound of 2011, and Music Week’s
Top 15. They've also done remixes for the great and good, including The Streets, La
Roux, deadmau5, N*E*R*D and Daft Punk.
Tour Dates
Oct 26 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium (DJ set)
Oct 27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (DJ set)
Oct 28 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair (live)
Oct 29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box (live)
Oct 31 – Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center (live)
Nov 2 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (live)
Nov 4 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (live)
Nov 5 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (live)
Nov 6 – Atlanta, GA –The Masquerade (DJ set)
Dec 15 - Boston MA Royale NightClub  (Dj Set)
Dec 16 - Hartford CT Webster Theater  (Dj Set)
Dec 17  - Atlantic City NJ Showboat Hotel & Casino - House of Blues  (Dj set)
Dec 20 - Victoria BC 9one9  (Dj Set)
Dec 21 - Edmonton AB Edmonton Events Centre (Dj Set)
Dec 27 - San Diego CA House of Blues (Dj Set)
Dec 29 - San Francisco CA Ruby Skye (Dj Set)
Dec 30 - Miami Beach FL Jackie Gleason Theater - Fillmore Stage (DJ)
More On Nero:Official Site

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