Sixteen shows, 19 days, and 45,000 screaming house music fans may sound like a recipe for disaster, but it’s what’s on the bill for Benny Benassi’s “Rough Road” tour. The tour features Benassi, Krewella, Pink is Punk, and Congorock, and EDM culture merrymaking kicked off Oct. 17 in Austin. The DJs will be touring the west coast and Canada throughout October and early November. Benassi is not only performing at his regular stops, but has also added venues that he hasn’t previously played at.
The complete list of dates for “Rough Road” are:
10/19 Houston, TX Stereo Live
10/20 McAllen, TX Pharr Event Center
10/21 San Antonio, TX Rio
10/23 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Pavilion
10/24 El Paso, TX Buchanan's
10/25 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10/26 Las Vegas, NV Marquee
10/27 Los Angeles, CA Exchange
10/28 San Diego, CA Fluxx
10/30 Santa Barbara, CA Earl Warren Showgrounds
11/1 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
11/2 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
11/3 Vancouver, BC Celebrities
With Benassi regularly headlining massive festivals, winning Grammy’s, and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, we predict the show won’t be a hard sell. Perhaps “Rough Road” would have been a better name for his previous tour through California. Titled “The Benny Benassi Musical Bike Tour,” the DJ traveled from club to club on a bike.
To take a peak into the mind of the don of house music, who almost became a pro-bicyclist before turning to music, read our interview with him here.