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Chromeo played Summerstage with Big Freedia who’s touring this fall, playing Glasslands (pics, dates)

“Chromeo turning Central Park into a dance party rn” – @chelawhita

“Saw @chromeo last night in Central Park. One of the most fun nights I’ve had in so long! Danced my bum off” – @jaglever

Chromeo / Big Freedia @ Central Park Summerstage 9/12/2014
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It was a long wait for Chromeo, but after an agonizing 30 minutes, white lights poured out from the stage in every direction, and with seemingly no transitional moment at all, Dave 1’s guitar wailed from between the LEDs. Without warning, the concert was in full swing.

Dave 1 and P-Thugg are, if you’ll excuse the phrase, groove-machines. DJ set or fully live, the two produce a sound that bounces across the stage, through the crowd, and right back to them again, forever fueling a cycle of funky, self-sustaining energy. [Village Voice]

Canadian dance-duo Chromeo brought their groove party tour to Central Park Summerstage with some help from New Orleans bounce music pioneer and twerkaholic Big Freedia on Friday (9/12), part of the tour. Playing tracks from this year’s White Women and favorites like “Needy Girl,” “Bonafide Lovin'” and “Sexy Socialite,” plus a stunning light show, the duo certainly got the crowd moving. Pics from the show are in this post.

Chromeo recently earned a spot as a short-list nominee for this year’s Polaris Prize competition alongside stiff competition from the likes of Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac Demarco and more. The set on Saturday was one of their last of the summer, only hitting Austin City Limits in October before getting off the road for a bit.

Opener Big Freedia, whose Fuse reality series just got picked up for two more seasons, gave a shout out from the Central Park stage to fellow bounce artist Nicky Da B who died earlier this month. NYC will more of Big Freedia on October 4 at Glasslands with Friendly Ghost and a DJ set from Le Chev. Tickets are on sale. In other news, look for Big Freedia’s memoirs to be published in 2015.

All Big Freedia tour dates, plus more pics from the Summerstage show, below…

photos by Chris La Putt

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Big Freedia – 2014 Tour Dates
Sep 19 Riot Fest Byers, CO
Sep 21 Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014 West Hollywood, CA
Sep 25 Tipitinas New Orleans, LA
Sep 27 Bear’s on Fairfield Shreveport, LA
Sep 28 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
Sep 29 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Sep 30 New Mountain Asheville Asheville, NC
Oct 01 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Oct 02 Howard Theatre Washington, DC
Oct 03 The Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA
Oct 04 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Oct 05 Royale Boston Boston, MA
Oct 07 Il Motore Montreal, Canada
Oct 08 The Hoxton Toronto, Canada
Oct 09 The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
Oct 10 Concord Music Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 11 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Oct 12 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Oct 15 The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 17 Neumos Seattle, WA
Oct 18 The Cobalt Vancouver, Canada
Oct 20 STAR THEATER Portland, OR
Oct 23 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA
Nov 01 Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, LA

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