The architect, pioneer, and instigator of trance music’s global dominance is at it again. FERRY CORSTEN drops his latest self-produced artist album TWICE IN A BLUE MOON on January 27 via ULTRA Records as he gets ready to embark on his latest U.S. tour.
Kicking off February 5 at Opera in Atlanta , the Dutch superstar DJ will head to Houston , TX , Washington , DC , San Antonio and Dallas , TX before making his way to New Orleans to perform at Ampersand during this year’s Mardi Gras. Next up, Corsten will transform Tabu in Orlando and The Kennedy in Tampa before rounding out the tour with performances at The Roxy in Boston and Bleu in Detroit .
TWICE IN A BLUE MOON, named loosely for his daughter Gabriella Skye in reference to a very beautiful English rose as well as a rare full moon, features “Radio Crash,” the first and only track Corsten incorporated into his sets as a preview before the release, and the upcoming second single, “Made of Love” showcasing the beautiful vocals of Betsie Larkin. Produced from a melodic point of view rather than an electro one as on his previous artist album L.E.F, the new 12-track album reflects the cool progression that trance has taken. According to Corsten, “I feel that the album is more like a story being told rather than a compilation of tracks.”
The international DJ has consistently been voted one of the top 10 DJs in the world (according to DJ Magazine’s definitive “Top 100 DJ” chart) for five years and was recently named the “Best Trance DJ” at the 2007 DJ Awards in Ibiza . He has played for hundreds of thousands of fans in amphitheaters, fields and nightclubs throughout the world and has even had his life’s work interpreted in music, video and décor at UDC’s Masquerade event at the 12,000-capacity arena Ahoy in Rotterdam , The Netherlands. The accomplished producer and remixer, who has remade the likes of Duran Duran, U2, Moby, and Public Enemy and can be heard on his XM Radio show “Corsten’s Countdown,” also uses his high profile for good, serving as an ambassador for the KidsRights Foundation, which increases awareness of the plight of disadvantaged children worldwide. Within the close-knit international DJ community, Corsten is regarded as someone who creates the most complete, energetic, melodic records in dance music.
FERRY CORSTEN’s Twice in a Blue Moon tour dates are:
DATE CITY VENUE
Thu 2/5 Atlanta , GA Opera
Fri 2/6 Houston , TX Bar Rio
Sat 2/7 Washington , DC Glow at Fur
Fri 2/20 San Antonio , TX Bar Rio
Sat 2/21 Dallas , TX Lizard Lounge
Mon 2/23 New Orleans , LA Ampersand
Tue 2/24 Orlando , FL Tabu
Wed 2/25 Tampa , FL The Kennedy
Thu 2/26 Boston , MA The Roxy
Fri 2/27 Detroit , MI Bleu
Sat 2/28 New York , NY Webster Hall