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New York, NY - Diesel will unleash the biggest international party the world has ever seen on Saturday, October 11, 2008. Diesel xXx (titled triple x) will explode with a worldwide spectacular party taking place in 18 cities around the globe beginning in Tokyo. The party will successively move to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London and Sao Paulo.. The grand finale will take place in New York City with a never before seen "Rock and Roll Circus" themed party for 5,000 of Diesel's closest friends and coolest trendsetters. The legendary event will take place on Pier 3 at the Brooklyn waterfront overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
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Inspired by the old European traveling circuses of yesteryear, the Diesel xXx "Rock and Roll Circus" will create one of the most memorable parties that New York has ever seen. With a visually stimulating and decadent theme, Diesel will present the show of a lifetime with theatrical circus elements including cabaret, fire eaters, trapeze artists, sword swallowing, female roller derby squads amongst other fantastical acts of wonderment- old world European carnival injected with a post-modern American twist! The evening will also feature never been seen before collaborations by several of the biggest names in music reflecting Diesel's iconic brand values - irreverent, sexy, ironic, cool, high energy, and full of style and flair. Already confirmed are N.E.R.D., M.I.A. and Hot Chip. The evening's ringmaster is world renowned nightlife impresario Joey Arias. Fusing the "Rock and Roll Circus" concept with the modern rock show, Diesel will immerse guests in a full-on audio and sensory environment. Full talent line-up and special performances will be revealed soon with one surprise performance announced live during Diesel xXx.

The top secret venue has never hosted an event before and will be turned into a park immediately after making Diesel the one and only brand to use the space and is truly something not to be missed.

The entire xXx global frenzy will be broadcast live on Diesel.com. Users will be able to click in real time on any party around the world and see spectacular images, making the xXx event a truly interactive experience.

But the event is just one part of a blazing hot autumn for Diesel. From September 2008 expect Diesel to provoke and amuse its fans with something else very, very Dirty...something people will be talking about for years to come.

And talking of making history, as part of this autumn's celebrations, Diesel is poised to release a book collection of its iconic advertising. The xXx book is a compendium of all the brand's remarkable communication campaigns and activities.

All I also know is that the UK band O Fracas is also on the NYC bill. Chaka Khan might be playing the party too.

M.I.A.'s last NYC show was at MoMA. Before that she played McCarren Pool.

This show is day after Hot Chip plays Atlanta and a week after they first play Terminal 5 with Growing.

N.E.R.D. also has a Smirnoff event coming up and is playing Roseland Ballroom on October 4th with Common.

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Comments (36)

sooo this wont be open to the public i take it

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:06 AM

they seem to imply that ticket info is coming, but i don't expect it to be too reasonable.

Posted by Isfet | September 25, 2008 9:08 AM

ok, so what ddo i have to do, buy a pair of $250 "trendsetter" jeans made in china by lil children paid about a quarter a day?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:19 AM

Seriously, diesel xXx?

Is this an homage to one of the finest pieces of cinema in the history of mankind? Of course I am speaking of xXx starring Vin Diesel. Our generation's Citizen Kane.

Posted by Kurt Christensen | September 25, 2008 9:21 AM

Stupid party, stupid acts, stupid pants. I'll pass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:26 AM

i tried on a pair of Diesel jeans for shits and giggles once at the store near union square. they made my butt look hawt!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:27 AM

I tried on a pair of diesel jeans once. I shat and giggled, in that order. I locked myself in the dressing room until the police came.

Posted by Nestor, a Poet and BodyBoarding Semi-Pro | September 25, 2008 9:33 AM

what time does mgmt come on? The lead singer is soooo cute! Any1 have his email or # so I can txt him? tnx!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:33 AM

"I tried on a pair of diesel jeans once. I shat and giggled, in that order. I locked myself in the dressing room until the police came"

but how did they make your butt look???

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 9:41 AM

this is pure genius,, a great way to promote any party!.. it was on youtube and break but has been taken down from those sites... prob not work safe to watch!

http://creativity-online.com/work/view?seed=349ffa2b

Posted by Bn | September 25, 2008 9:41 AM

don't you hate pants?!

Posted by jason | September 25, 2008 9:48 AM

9:41 -- shitty.

Posted by Nestor, a Poet and BodyBoarding Semi-Pro | September 25, 2008 9:53 AM

m.i.a. totally sucks.

Posted by grace6697 | September 25, 2008 9:58 AM

First Brett Favre and now M.I.A....if you retire, stay retired! Run to that pay check!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 10:13 AM

What time does Daft Punk shit in a pair of Diesel jeans?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 10:17 AM

i wanna go. i set so many trends.

Posted by sarah | September 25, 2008 10:22 AM

i want to know about daft punk and the jeans!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 10:29 AM

sarah, what trend are you setting today?

P.s. also sign me up on mailing list for infos re: daft punk and jeans

Posted by Nestor, a Poet and Poet | September 25, 2008 10:31 AM

I'm glad MIA is coming out of retirement for such a noble cause..

this is my favorite line:

>>>The evening will also feature never been seen before collaborations by several of the biggest names in music reflecting Diesel's iconic brand values - irreverent, sexy, ironic, cool, high energy, and full of style and flair <<<

...People actually get paid to wtite shit like that my friends....

They should name this event "Douchefest 2008"

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 10:45 AM

is this free? facebook said so....?

Posted by Pedro | September 25, 2008 11:21 AM

MIA is so 05. Next.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 12:07 PM

NOW can we all agree that she's just a lil' fashion whore of the first order masquarading as a third world activist/radical whose drivel is eaten up by the guilt-ridden mobs of brats who've never held a real job in their lives?

Si, se puede!

Posted by hoobajoob junior | September 25, 2008 12:32 PM

>>>The evening will also feature never been seen before collaborations by several of the biggest names in music reflecting Diesel's iconic brand values - irreverent, sexy, ironic, cool, high energy, and full of style and flair <<<


Diesel...Ironic...It's true that any person who will pay that much money on clothing to look like it's been used already...That IS ironic...

10:45 has it down pat--Douches, every one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 12:45 PM

sometimes she looks like a guy with a wig on.
alot of times actually.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 1:46 PM

Diesel's iconic brand values - irreverent, sexy, ironic, poop, cool, high energy, and full of style and mac book air

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 4:56 PM

this is the W.O.R.S.T. bill eva!

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2008 6:57 PM

M.I.A...maya, is one of the finest entertainers I have ever seen. I've seen her show live at least 3 times that I can remember, and got on-stage me-self for a bit of lil dance 1 & 1/2 times...exactly! All you haterzzz out there who claim that MIA is shit....well...you simply don't realize that she is SO graciously bringing to you what WE already know is the FUTURE of MUSIC, and you just might realize it too once your local radio starts playing better music...hopefully that day will come soon for you my friend, we all hope to see that day soon . Or better yet, maybe, your ear drums will wake up n slap the sh)+ outta you for being a sheep. Following along.?? Open your ears please, and prepare for your future. Your future will be great once that process begins.

"When you lose, don't lose the lesson." -Dalai Lama

Posted by xmay | September 29, 2008 11:55 PM

On a side-note,

Regardless of your political party, actually BOTH political parties, think about your candidates for this upcoming election, and ask yourself...what would happen if John McCain were to fall down n pass away in his old age, if elected prez.? WE'd be left with Palin. Ask yourselves, can we REALLY handle another idiot president for the future of this country? Seriously??? Don't we want our leaders for this country to be the smartest ones??? Like our scientists...our teachers and the like....etc. Let's elect smart leaders this time please, not Sarah Palin. That man is old, ya know? Let's think together for once.

“Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.” -Dalai Lama

Posted by xmay | September 30, 2008 12:05 AM

This chick claimed M.I.A. is the future of music and then quoted the Dalai Lama... You are the hipster Sarah Palin.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2008 12:05 AM

See for yourself Sarah Palin in action???...
http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=EqITmC8fPS8

Posted by xmay | September 30, 2008 12:10 AM

Palin '09 anyone???

Posted by xmay | September 30, 2008 12:12 AM

what time is Palin's set?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 8:55 AM

word is that you can get tickets at other music, earwax, turntable, fatbeats and lit

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2008 2:07 PM

Michna goes on at 10:00 PM at Hugs

Posted by gianna | October 8, 2008 1:35 AM

I
m Ironic because my moose muffin folds down bedford ave and eats buttholes. CAN I HAVE HIPSTER ORGY? m-i-a = barbie doll lolcake. Diesel clothes are 4 immigrants. Two many american "coolio's" where boring old McCain plaid.

I don
t see all the hip fun in brooklyn / nyc - where the fuck is it?

oh yeah i wanna drink beers, rock out, dance, kiss a girl, splash paint on broken robots and have an enlightened fun art - music class of nyc youth.

Who ConCurs in this heeby-jeeby?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2008 3:08 AM

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