The man who gave us 'Good Life' and 'Big Fun' will touch down in cities worldwide as part of his ongoing 'The Elevator Tour', a celebration of his twenty-year music history.
Kevin Saunderson, along with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, is considered one of the founding fathers of techno. He took the deep sound of Detroit Techno from the underground to clubs the world over with his recordings as Inner City, The Reese Project and E-Dancer. He's best known for the classics 'Big Fun' and 'Good Life' but in late 2004 unearthed his Inner City guise on 'Say Something'.
The Elevator Tour is to celebrate Saunderson's twenty-year music history. At each gig he will spin both house and techno DJ sets as well as perform an eighty-minute live show incorporating all of his productions from 1986-2006. The live shows will be his first since the E-Dancer tours of the late nineties. Saunderson will be packing all the tools of the trade for the live shows which will consist of documentary footage and graphics mixed live using a Pioneer DVJ, and audio mixed using Ableton Live and Final Scratch.
The tour will be followed by the release of an anthology compilation covering the twenty-year production history of Kevin Saunderson together with a remix package.
Kevin Saunderson Elevator World Tour Dates
Aug 19 2006 Belgrade TBA
Aug 26 2006 Mexico TBA
Sep 1 2006 Moscow @ Gorod Club
Sep 2 2006 Vienna @ City Club Pyramide
Sep 9 2006 Holland @ TBA
Sep 15 2006 Kuala Lumpur @ Zouk
Sep 16 2006 Jakarta @ Embassy
Sep 22 2006 Singapore @ Attica
Sep 23 2006 Osaka TBC
Sep 27 2006 Sapporo TBC
Sep 29 2006 Tokyo EWT live @ Ageha
Sep 30 2006 Tokyo @ Ageha
Oct 6 2006 Melbourne @ Honky tonks
Oct 7 2006 Melbourne EWT Live @ Godskitchen, Melbourne Park
Oct 9 2006 Taipei EWT Live @ Luxy
Oct 12 2006 Auckland EWT live
Oct 13 2006 Wellington EWT Live @ Sandwiches
Oct 14 2006 Sydney EWT Live @ Chinese Laundry
The Elevator World Tour is an ongoing tour which will run into early 2007. Additional tour dates will be added to the line-up so check the official website to see when Kevin Saunderson will be stopping off in your city.