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updated Major Lazer, Diplo, Switch & Sleigh Bells dates, Iheartcomix, Jelly, Mad Decent & SXSW Gear Expo in Austin

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DJ duo Major Lazer will be down in SXSW for a set at Cedar Street Courtyard on Saturday, March 20th. They’ll also be doing the just-announced Iheartcomix/Jelly/Mad Decent three-day day party at Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center.

After that, their shows include Camp Bisco and dates with Sleigh Bells and a number of summer fests around the world. They play NYC’s Terminal 5 on April 3rd for HARD NYC, along with Boys Noize, Buraka Som Sistema (MC/DJ Set), Proxy, Destructo and others. Tickets are still on sale.

Sleigh Bells, who are also at SXSW, go on to tour with Yeasayer, who they play Webster Hall with on May 4th. They also have recently added a show at Market Hotel on May 11th. Sleigh Bells’ Austin schedule (which includes the above-mentioned day party) is below.

Major Lazer’s two halves – DJs Diplo and Switch – have sets of their own at SXSW. Diplo will be at the above-mentioned Mad Decent party, and will be putting on a gear demonstration at SXSW‘s Gear Alley Performance Stage at 2pm on Friday, March 19th (where he’ll be showing off some Ableton, Korg and Audio-Technica gear). The stage is part of SXSW’s new Gear Alley Expo in the Convention Center, which is open to all official showcasing bands and registrants. “Musicians can test out new gear there and it’s next to our SXSW Showcasing Artist Lounge (where bands can get free chair massages, drinks, snacks, use a computer, or relax).”

Switch has a set at NYC’s Webster Hall coming up on June 11th. Info TBA.

All tour dates and video of Major Lazer DJing at SXSW 2009’s Fader Fort are below…

Major Lazer – Live @ SXSW 2009

Major Lazer @ Levis Fader Fort SXSW

Major Lazer – 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 20 SXSW Cedar Street Courtyard Austin, TX
Mar 27 Ultra Music Festival-Bayfront Park Miami, Florida
Mar 28 Masquerade (Heaven Stage) Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 29 Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee
Mar 30 Cats Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Mar 31 Bourbon St Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 02 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 03 Terminal 5 New York, New York
Apr 04 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 06 BoMa Columbus, Ohio
Apr 07 House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 08 The Vogue Indianapolis, Indiana
Apr 09 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, Michigan
Apr 10 Metro Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 13 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
Apr 15 The Knitting Factory Reno, Nevada
Apr 16 Mezzanine San Francisco, California
Apr 17 Coachella (Festival Polo Field) Indio, California
Apr 24 Sound Academy Toronto
May 20 Electronic Beats @ E-Werk Cologne
May 21 Maria Berlin
May 22 Rock In Rio Lisbon
May 26 Village Underground London
May 28 Primavera Sound Barcelona
Jul 15-17 Camp Bisco Mariaville, NY
Jul 16-18 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
Aug 13 Oya Festival Oslo
Aug 14 Flow Festival Helsinki

Diplo – 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 12 empire ballroom edmonton, Alberta
Mar 13 Flames Central Calgary
Mar 14 Venue Nightclub Vancouver
Mar 15 The Belmont Austin, Texas
Mar 27 Ultra Music Festival-Bayfront Park Miami, Florida
May 28 Primavera Sound Barcelona
May 29 The Plug Sheffield, UK
May 29 Stylus Leeds
May 30 Union Street Carpark London
Aug 13 Oya Festival Oslo

Switch – 2010 Tour Dates
May 28 Icon Berlin
May 29 3001 Dusseldorf
Jun 11 Webster Hall New York, New York
Jun 12 Red Dog @ Ohm Chicago, Illinois

Sleigh Bells – 2010 SXSW Tour Dates
Mar 17 IAMSOUND Party @ Malverde Austin, Texas
Mar 18 NPR Party @ The Parish Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Mad Decent Party @ Mexican American Cultural Center Austin, Texas
Mar 20 Pitchfork Party @ The Scoot Inn Austin, Texas

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