It's ALL GONE PETE TONG?! RIIIGHT BRUV? Maybe! Pete Tong is one man who needs no introduction so we'll just give you the scoop. Mr. Tong is gearing up for a new North American tour at the end of September, and it'll be launching from his new home in Los Angeles. Tong, the host of many BBC Radio 1 programs including Essential Mix and a daily show on Evolution (a dedicated dance music station on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's digital radio platform), glowed about his upcoming move to L.A. “I’m looking forward to being based in Los Angeles,” said Pete Tong. “The electronic dance music scene in the USA has reached a critical mass and the opportunities for our world are taking us into unchartered territory. I feel now its essential to be in the middle of all that." In the middle of that he will be, as his tour will take him to D.C., Vegas, El Paso, Miami, Boston and more.
Tong continued, “LA is an inspiring and creative city where content is king and I look forward to giving the rest of the world a more detailed insight into what going on (in the USA) whilst also looking for better opportunities to represent all the brilliant new artists/ producers and DJ's breaking through in the UK, Europe. I have been involved in radio throughout my career and I think this fresh perspective is going to enable me to make some very exciting shows."
Fans of his BBC work though, don't fret. Information gathered from Tong's camp said: "The move will not affect Tong’s UK broadcast schedule, he will continue to host his weekly shows on BBC Radio 1, recording some shows in LA and presenting the remainder from London."
Tong also announced that the following names would be joining him at his stage at TomorrowWorld:
North American Fall Tour dates:
9 / 21 - iHeartRadio Festival Village, Las Vegas, NV
9 / 27 - Echostage, Washington DC9 / 28 - All Gone Pete Tong arena, TomorrowWorld Festival, Atlanta, GA9 / 29 - Garden Pool, El Paso, TX
10 / 4 - X Club, Charlotte, NC
10 / 5 - Story, Miami, FL
10 / 11 - Yost Theatre, Santa Ana, CA
10 / 12 - Bang Bang, San Diego, CA
10 / 31 - Vessel, San Francisco, CA
11 / 8 - Royale, Boston, MA
11 / 21 - Foundation, Seattle, WA
11 / 23 - Beta, Denver, CO
12 / 6 - The Mid, Chicago, IL
12 / 7 - Elektricity, Detroit, MI