Amps events IS back. Their latest show announcement came today on Instagram: Diplo at the Metro on October 30th.
They’re calling the show “Fright Night,” and so far all we know is the headlining performer Diplo.
The Floridian producer and DJ join a solid fall lineup for the Metro, which already includes Flosstradamus, Snails, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, and Alesso coming up this weekend.
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A superstar DJ and label owner, Diplo is not only the genius behind his own alias but also the musical stylings of Major Lazer. His major influence over the years is his homegrown sound, Miami Bass Music. However, he’s created a unique, iconic Diplo-sound that combines his variety of musical tastes – 80’s pop, electronica, and southern hip-hop to name a few.
A superstar in the electronic world, there’s little this producer hasn’t done. With M.I.A. and the track “Paper Planes,” he revolutionized the alternative electro-pop scene in 2009. His conceptual project Major Lazer solidified rave culture and toured the world as a live-party sound system, and continues to do so today.
By the late 2010s, his super duos with Skrillex (Jack Ü) and Mark Ronson (Silk City) both yielded Grammy wins for his collaborations with Justin Bieber and Dua Lipa.
If that wasn’t enough, the American comedy series What Would Diplo Do? follows the good-natured producer (played by James Van Der Beek) as he performs, records, and navigates mistakes in everyday life.
It was a short-lived series, but was able to showcase iconic moments in the performer’s life that fans might recognize, like the conceptualization of his famed single “Where Are Ü Now” or an infamous Twitter beef with Calvin Harris.
This will be Diplo’s first return to New Orleans since his appearance at the Mardi Gras event Krewe Du Kanaval in 2019. And as live music continues to return to our calendars for 2021, we can’t wait to see what else is coming up.
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