Steve Aoki in conjunction with Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City of Los Angeles and Dim Mak Records today announced “LAoki,” a free concert to be held in downtown L.A. on Saturday, May 16. To attend the show, concertgoers will be required to sign up for more information on The Mayor’s Volunteer Corps. The event will take place on Broadway between 4th and 6th Streets in an area that’s been greatly revitalized over the last decade. Organizers estimate the number of available tickets will be between five and ten thousand, though an official capacity has yet to be determined and the street closures may expand.
“I wanted to do something big, not just the shows I always do, but something that gives back to Los Angeles, the city that raised me and built my career,” Aoki, 37, tells Billboard. “The Mayor and I thought it was a good idea to do something with community service that’s on the streets of downtown L.A. So it’ s more than just a show. ”
Like AOKI’s 2012 Grammy-nominated debut Wonderland and Neon Future I (which included his gold single and Top 40 radio hit “Delirious [Boneless]”), Neon Future II is an all-star extravaganza from one of dance music’s most heralded entertainers. The full track listing includes Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo, NERVO, Matthew Koma and Moxie, with spoken word contributions from Interstellar executive producer & MIT professor Kip Thorne as well as director/producer/creator J.J. Abrams and–bringing a different twist to the fold are Youtube sensation / folk rock band, Walk Off The Earth.
To celebrate the release of NEON FUTURE II, STEVE AOKI, in conjunction with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angeles, has announced LAoki, a free concert powered by Scion to thank his fans and the city he loves, happening on Saturday, May 16 in the heart of downtown. This legendary event will take place per a street closure on Broadway between 4rd and 6th Streets, allowing fans the opportunity to experience a once in a life time concert by AOKI on release week of NEON FUTURE II , set against the backdrop of the downtown Los Angeles skyline. Tickets can be obtained today by signing up for information regarding the Mayor’s Volunteer Corps at http://smarturl.it/LAokiShow.
Says STEVE AOKI, a native Angeleno, “My whole career was built in Los Angeles, so it only made sense to do the biggest show of my life on the streets of downtown, just blocks from my label Dim Mak’s homebase. Making it a free show is my thank you to the city that’s given me so much, but I also felt it was important to encourage others to give back as well. To get a ticket, all you have to do is sign up for more information on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Volunteer Corps. Hopefully my fans will learn about something they can do to help build a better city. Los Angeles is my heart. I love this city.”
“I’m proud to partner with my friend Steve Aoki on a special live music event that will connect Angelenos with both the music and the city they love,” says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “In the entertainment capital of the world, we’re showing how arts and culture continue to thrive in the heart of L.A.”
“Besides being an internationally renowned music producer and DJ, Steve Aoki is an artist who believes strongly in philanthropy and giving back to the community,” adds Councilmember José Huizar. “By providing a free concert on historic Broadway in DTLA that requires concert goers to seek out information on volunteering, he is providing a vehicle to positively impact lives in our great city through the gift of music. I applaud the spirit of this concert and I thank Steve Aoki and Mayor Garcetti for their efforts.”
The complete track listing for STEVE AOKI’s NEON FUTURE II is:
- Time Capsule (intro)
- I Love It When You Cry (Moxoki) – Steve Aoki & Moxie
- Youth Dem (Turn Up) featuring Snoop Lion
- Hysteria featuring Matthew Koma
- Darker Than Blood featuring Linkin Park
- Lightning Strikes – Steve Aoki, NERVO & Tony Junior
- Tars (Interlude) featuring Kip Thorne
- Home Well Go (Take My Hand) – Steve Aoki & Walk Off The Earth
- Heaven on Earth featuring Sherry St. Germain
- Holding up the World featuring Harrison and Albin Myers
- Light Years featuring Rivers Cuomo
- Warp Speed (Outro) featuring J.J. Abrams
Pre-order NEON FUTURE II at: http://smarturl.it/NeonFutureII