Eric Prydz breaks US tour drought for ID Fest

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As reported by MTV over in the U.S., Swedish titan Eric Prydz hasn’t toured the States “in a big way” since 2007. His hesitance to work the North American circuit is no doubt tied to the DJ’s well-documented fear of flying, which thwarted his Australian tour in the summer of 2008/’09. Either Prydz has found some medication that works, a new Zen state, or a boat, but he’s set to headline the ‘EDM’ roadshow Identity Festival across the U.S. in July and August 2012.

The Swede of course has a new compilation to spread the word on, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda, which arrives in Australia on 18 May. He’ll be showing it off to the neon-drenched ‘rage’ hordes in amphitheatres from Cincinnati to Phoenix, backed up by a fleet of big acts. Wolfgang Gartner, Hardwell, Madeon, Excision, Porter Robinson, Nero, Paul van Dyk, Showtek and Arty are all in the touring party, with many more set to be announced. This is the second year of Identity Festival, with 2011’s tour headlined by Kaskade and Steve Aoki.

As previously reported on inthemix, Eric Prydz presents Pryda is a three-disc collection of his key productions under the moniker. The first disc in the package comprises previously unreleased Pryda material, while discs two and three focus on the enduring weapons he’s turned out over the years. All this is a lead-up to the Eric Prydz debut artist album, which is set for a late-2012 release. Is this U.S. jaunt a glimmer of hope for us?


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cizza said on the 27th Apr, 2012

Oh boo hoo, the US hasnt seen him since 07. Life sucks.


Stocko12 said on the 27th Apr, 2012

can we please cure this guys fear of flying.


asadi said on the 27th Apr, 2012

ffs just come to aus lol
morphine or general anaesthetic


blackt86 said on the 27th Apr, 2012

Stay in Sweden knob. You let me down on new years and I'll never forgive you


SlicyDicer said on the 3rd May, 2012

Would still see him if he came down but will never forgive him, don't announce shit like that if you're not 100%


scoobersteve said on the 15th May, 2012

Woohoo I'll be at the Dallas one! Prydaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa