The UK leg of the 'Kaleidoscope' became one of the most extravagant tours that the UK have ever seen. The shows were no-holds-barred, off the wall productions hosted by the world's premiere DJ. In fact, they didn't exceed expectations so much as blow them wide open.
No expense was spared as his live shows transformed into fantastical celebrations of dance music itself. Visuals were kicked up into another level entirely, lightshows beamed out as if into space, and of course Tiësto's wondrously euphoric brand of dance reduced the audience to a sweaty frenzy.
Tiësto is a man of "firsts". He was the first DJ to sell out dates at the Brixton Academy (two nights in a row), Alexandra Palace, the O2 Arena, and last summer he was the first DJ to headline and sell-out a truly wondrous show at Victoria Park, London to over 25,000 fans. He is the only DJ ever to sell out a three-month residency at Priviledge in Ibiza last summer, where he played to over 100,000 people and now Tiësto is coming back in the UK, straight off the back of his critically acclaimed sell out shows across England, Scotland and Wales.
Indeed, add to the list, writing and performing music for the 2004 Olympics for an audience over 4 Billion. Remixing everyone from Britney Spears to The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, selling out a 150 date world tour, collecting awards and nominations from the Grammy's and MTV Music Awards, getting a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. To anyone else, any one of these milestones might sound staggering, but to the one-man electronic artist, producer and DJ phenomenon known as Tiësto, it's just another regular day in the life.
Tiesto's fourth studio album 'Kaleidoscope' featuring collaborations with an all star cast of Nelly Furtado, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Jonsi (Sigur Ros) and Calvin Harris is out now on [PIAS] / Musical Freedom. Also, listen out for the stunning single 'Who Wants To Be Alone' featuring Nelly Furtado, currently being hammered by the UK radio stations. It's a summer smash!