Day 1 of the sold out fourth edition of Rowdytown, Big Gigantic’s annual Red Rocks party, kicks off in just a few hours. In anticipation, the Boulder-based duo just released a documentary film entitled ‘Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story’. Watch the video HERE and get ready to get ROWDY. If you’re not able to make it to the Rocks, you can pay-per-view the live stream HERE. If you do make it however, look for our photographers both nights and get your picture taken!
Official MSO press release below:
“GET ON UP” NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES
SEPTEMBER 30 IN BOISE
SEPTEMBER 30 IN BOISE
Tonight, Friday, September 25, Boulder, CO–based group BIG GIGANTIC will take the stage at the first of two sold-out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. It’s been a long road for saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken to “ROWDYTOWN IV,” the fourth installment of their massive hometown experience. Their journey is beautifully captured in Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story, the short documentary film which chronicles the duo’s history and how they broke saxophone into dance music alongside a compellingbehind the scenes look at producing last year’s Rowdytown show.
Wrote Matt Medved of Billboard (9/24/15), “The Boulder live/electronic outfit–comprised of saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken–is a rollicking, funk-fueled roller coaster in concert, careening through blistering sax breakdowns and snarling synth bass drops while commanding the fervent fandom usually reserved for jam bands. Big Gigantic’s scene-straddling balancing act has elevated them to a rare sort of festival staple–equally at home playing ‘heads-only’ outings like Electric Forest, Shambhala, and Camp Bisco as mainstream festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival. They also remain hometown heroes in Colorado, where their annual Rowdytown concert series at the hallowed Red Rocks Amphitheatre-set to kick off this weekend from Sept. 25-26 – has sold out every year since its 2012 debut. The event features prominently in their new documentary, Dream Big: A Big Gigantic Story…” View it now here: https://youtu.be/jWYSPE7JO-8
For tonight and tomorrow’s “ROWDYTOWN IV,” BIG GIGANTIC will be partnering with TourGigs for a Pay-Per-View live stream event. The HD multi-cam live stream kicks off at 10:20PM MT (both nights) with a looping replay of the each night’s show for about 24 hours after it airs. Anyone who purchases the webcast can watch the replay. Each night’s webcast can be purchased a la carte for $12.99 or bundle the two nights together for $21.99. The show will feature projection mapping visuals on the venue’s famous rocks plus BIG GIGANTICwill start off each night with a “Big Gigantic Mixtape 2009/2010,”playing a mix of older tunes with a full live band featuring The Motet. For those who will be at Red Rocks, “ROWDYTOWN IV” also features different support lineups each night with hotly tippedup-and-coming talent Thomas Jack, Jauz, and DeFunk on Friday (9/25) and RL Grime, Snails, and Two Fresh on Saturday (9/26). Support acts will not be included in the pay-per-view stream.
Immediately after ROWDYTOWN, BIG GIGANTIC will head to TomorrowWorld in Georgia and then set out on their “Get On Up” headlining tour. Named for their critically acclaimed single that was recently featured in the June 8 episode of FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” during their Detroit auditions, the tour kicks off September 30 in Boise and takes the acclaimed electronic music duo throughout the West Coast, stopping in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Spokane, Park City, Missoula, Eugene, Reno and Oakland before wrapping October 11 in Arcata, CA. The Floozies support on most dates. Additionally, BIG GIGANTIC will spend Halloween weekend with a handful of festival dates performing at Wicked Halloween in Lowell, MA on Friday, October 30 and then Halloween evening Saturday, October 31 at Freaky Deaky in Chicago, IL. See below for full list of upcoming dates and venues. Tickets for non-festival dates are available now via www.biggigantic.net.
Listen to “Get On Up” on Soundcloud HERE, where it has been played more than 2.2 million times, or download the song for free via www.biggigantic.net.
Catch BIG GIGANTIC on the road in the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 9/25 Morrison, CO Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat 9/26 Morrison, CO Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sun 9/27 Atlanta, GA TomorrowWorld
(10:30pm-12:00am @ Mythical Frames Stage)
“Get On Up Tour” with The Floozies supporting
Wed 9/30 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Thu 10/1 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Fri 10/2 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Sat 10/3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sun 10/4 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Tue 10/6 Park City, UT Park City Live
Wed 10/7 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
Thu 10/8 Eugene, OR McDonald Theater
Fri 10/9 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sat 10/10 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
*Sun 10/11 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University
*denotes The Floozies not appearing at this date
Fri 10/30 Lowell, MA Wicked Halloween @ Tsongas Center
Sat 10/31 Chicago, IL Freaky Deaky @ Toyota Park
About BIG GIGANTIC:
Formed in 2008, saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli (classically trained with a master’s degree in jazz from the Manhattan School of Music) and drummerJeremy Salken interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. The Boulder, CO-based duo leaves no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop. Their latest album, THE NIGHT IS YOUNG, was released in February 2014 as a free download on their website www.biggigantic.net, and has already logged 700,000 downloads to date. The album marks the fifth album for the duo following Fire It Up (2009), Wide Awake(2009), A Place Behind The Moon (2010) and 2012’s Nocturnal (which has received more than one million downloads to date). BIG GIGANTIC have spent the last few years on various sold-out headlining tours across the country and received rave reviews from their many festival appearances that have included Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Hangout, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Outside Lands among many others. In 2014, the duo made their debut at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden performing with Bassnectar, and also that year teamed up with their good friend Skrillex to be a part of and act as Musical Director of his Bonnaroo Superjam, featuring the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mystikal, Robbie Krieger from The Doors, Damian Marley, Janelle Monae and many more for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Check out the performances along with behind-the-scenes footage here: http://uverse.com/bonnaroo.