I’m sad to say that I’ve never had the chance to attend Sonar in Barcelona. I feel like I have. I’ve been hearing about it nonstop for more than a decade now. The most amazing music, most amazing vibe, most amazing setting, I have yet to hear anything negative about it. If you’re not familiar with the idea behind Sonar, it’s rather simple and straightforward: blend artistry with entertainment, celebrate the avant-garde and experimentation and explore the boundaries of electronic music and its cultural iterations—a winning formula, indeed.
It’s not exactly Barcelona (read: the Mediterranean coast), but the prestigious festival is gearing up for an eight-city tour across North America starting Oct 31 and will feature a mix of live performance and DJ sets by a pretty stellar bill: Die Antwoord, Azari & III, Seth Troxler, Paul Kalkbrenner, Tiga, Gesaffelstein and Nic Fanciulli. This’ll be the first time Sonar has undertaken a full tour anywhere in the world. I know where I’ll be November 10th—see dates below.
Wanna go? Two lucky Magnetic readers out there will get the chance. We’ve got two pairs of tickets up for grabs to the show of your choice. To enter simply follow the two steps below and sit back and wait for an email from us.
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Sonar On Tour dates:
10/31/2012 Chicago @ Congress Theater
11/1/2012 Toronto @ Sound Academy
11/2/2012 New York @ Roseland Ballroom
11/3/2012 Montreal @ Metropolis
11/4/2012 Boston @ House of Blues
11/7/2012 Denver @ Sonar Music Festival - Fillmore Auditorium
11/9/2012 Oakland @ Fox Theater*
11/10/2012 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall *
** Gesaffelstein will play Denver, Toronto and Chicago dates only
* Tiga will not play these dates