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Around the World in 80 Raves: Flux Pavilion Stops Over in NYC

| May 09, 2017

New York's famed Webster Hall has played host to multiple EDM artists over the past few years. Most recently, Flux Pavilion stopped over in the City That Never Sleeps as part of his 'Around the World in 80 Raves' tour.

While not exactly around the world, the ambitious US tour will be stopping over in over 40 cities across the United States. Joshua Steele (the lesser known monicker of British producer Flux Pavilion) will be joined by a rotating cast of producers including Moksi, G-Buck, Kayzo, Trollphace, Francis Derelle, Spag Heddy, Wilkinson, Jaykode and Grandtheft.

Around the World in 80 Raves was shaping up to be an amazing bass tour, and when it stopped over in New York, I couldn't miss it. 

New York's own Anamanaguchi opened for Flux with a set that was filled with almost every genre from all ends of the EDM spectrum. From anime-inspired happy hardstyle to wobbling bass, Anamanaguchi kept the sounds fresh throughout the night and keyed the crowd to a fever pitch. By the time Flux Pavilion took the stage, the venue was packed. 

Bassheads from all five boroughs gathered for what turned out to be an incredible set. Flux rolled through a repertoire of bass hits, one of my favorites being his bass-charged remix of Ookay's Thief.  

Among his own tracks, Flux dropped crowd favorites, from "Cannonball" to "Bass Cannon," 'Pull the Trigger" and his classic: "I Can't Stop."

The music was incredible, and the crowd was on fire. There were glowing balloons bouncing around, people were headbanging, shuffling, and gloving in every corner of Webster Hall.

Mosh pits formed several times throughout the show (that was my cue to scurry out of the way) but the good vibes were infectious. Despite the heat and the stuffiness, people fed off of Flux's pure energy. How else could you headbang for 4 hours straight? 

One of my favorite things about these intimate club shows is that when the audience chants "one more song! One more song!" The producer usually acquiesces.

When bassheads weren't ready for the show to end, Flux granted his fans one more song. And what else could Flux close with besides "Gold Dust?" It's truly something to see a sea of people headbanging in unison to a track, but that's the kind of fans that Flux attracts. 

In case you weren't in Manhattan for this cannonball (pun fully intended) of a show, Around the World in 80 Raves will be stopping over in multiple cities. Scroll down for show dates and locations! If you can't make it to a show, you can still catch Flux and all his bass at EDC Las Vegas this summer. 

If you're able to catch Flux on tour, dress your best with our bass tees. Not feeling a bass tee? Check out our Festival Season Collection, we promise you'll find something you love! 

 

4/28/2017 – WEBSTER HALL, NEW YORK
4/29/2017 – HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON
5/3/2017 – HIGHER GROUND, BURLINGTON
5/4/2017 – UNIUN, TORONTO
5/5/2017 – NEW CITY GAS, MONTREAL
5/10/2017 – THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND
5/11/2017 – THE NORVA, NORFOLK
5/12/2017 – MUSIC FARM, COLUMBIA
5/13/2017 – GLOBAL EVENTS CENTER, NASHVILLE
5/17/2017 – THE COTILLION, WICHITA
5/18/2017 – THE PAGEANT, ST LOUIS
5/19/2017 – CONCORD MUSIC HALL, CHICAGO
5/20/2017 – RED ROCKS (GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL), DENVER
5/25/2017 – BOURBON THEATER, LINCOLN
5/26/2017 – MIDLAND, KANSAS CITY
5/27/2017 – MYTH LIVE, MINNEAPOLIS
5/30/2017 – THE ORANGE PEEL, ASHEVILLE
5/31/2017 – TRACK 29, CHATTANOOGA
6/1/2017 – THE INTERNATIONAL, KNOXVILLE
6/2/2017 – GEORGIA THEATRE, ATHENS
6/3/2017 – ELAN NIGHTCLUB, SAVANNAH
6/6/2017 – CAINS BALLROOM, TULSA
6/7/2017 – REPUBLIC NOLA, NEW ORLEANS
6/8/2017 – THE MARC, SAN MARCOS
6/9/2017 – STEREO LIVE, HOUSTON
6/10/2017 – STEREO LIVE, DALLAS

about the writer

Lindsay Moriyama

Lindsey Moriyama

Read More...Lindsey was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii but now she lives, writes, bartends and stretches paychecks in New York City.

Illenium, Gareth Emery and Porter Robinson are her favorites, but you'll find her at any EDM event in any borough. A lover of every genre from trance to dubstep, you can find her on the fringes of a crowd gloving, dancing and bringing good vibes. A PLURR fairy, basshead, trance child and kandi kid all in one, this scene is her world.

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