For the UK leg of his world tour DJ Tiësto is blogging for Mixmag. Here’s his latest entry.
“My second weekend in the UK was fantastic, Three packed 3 shows: Thursday in London, Friday in Cardiff and last night in Liverpool.
In London I played at a historic venue called Brixton Academy. It’s one of those really cool old theatres with the large stair cases on the sides of the stage and the angled floor up to the back wall. I love the history of the place. It used to be a movie theater back in the 30’s, then bands started playing there years. All my favorite bands have played here at one time or another, so it was exciting to do a show here. The venue is smaller than than I usually play in London, but that made for a way more intimate evening. The show was great. It had it’s own pace and kept on building throughout the night. By the end of it, the energy was powerful. London is always a really busy city for me, a lot of friends and business to take care of in that city! My crew came out and helped me start the night off in the dressing room with champagne and they have a pool table in the dressing room. I’m pretty good with the stick!
Second city I played this weekend was Cardiff. Dada life opened for me tonight again, its great having those guys around on my UK Shows. They did 3 weeks with me in the US and its always a lot of fun. The stage was quite a maze to get to here, with make shift stairs coming from the dressing room to the stage. During my set, a large piece of my staging came loose and bumped the screens. Crazy!
Luckily the awesome crew in Cardiff got it fixed up quickly and the show went on with out a hitch.
My final show was in the city by the sea, Liverpool! I played at Echo Arena. It’s right on the water and has a beautiful view of the area, with a large ferris wheel is built in the parking lot next to the venue and at night it lit the whole area up. I saw similar ones in Melbourne and London. I guess everyone loves Ferris Wheels! Tonight was pretty crazy. The crowd was amazing, but I struggled a bit with some technical difficulties. My CD players kept on breaking and it drove me nuts! I saw a Dutch flag with my face on it that said ‘The King!’! Pretty great. I’ve seen that guy at several shows over the years, such a die-hard fan!
So much fun this weekend…now I finally get to go to Dublin! All I’ve heard for the last 2 weeks is how insane that show will be. It sold out a long time ago and it’s the biggest show we’re doing in the UK. Its also 2 days after St. Pattys Day, hopefully everyone’s still partying when I get there!”
1.Trouble Is (Tiësto Remix)- TurboWeekend
2. Papillon (Tiësto Remix)- The Editors
3. Century- Tiësto feat Calvin Harris