Excision Unleashes Massive North American Executioner Tour 2014

February 12th, 2014


excision executioner tour 2014

One of the most renowned names in the electronic music, dubstep super devil Excision, fully kicked off his 2014 tour last month. After numerous tours, like last year’s bone crushing Executioner Tour with Paper Diamond, this year X will bring the bass on an international crawl with over 60+ shows coming to all corners of North America.
Producer Jeff Abel is the face behind Excision, and alongside fellow Canadians Downlink and Datsik, is leading the charge of electronic talent pouring out of British Columbia. Since his debut as Excision in 2004, Abel has since shot to stardom in the EDM community playing at a never ending list of concerts and international festivals. He’s also dabbled in other aspects of the electronic community, including the co-founding his own label Rottun Records with Downlink, creating the genre defining live dubstep super-group Destroid, and helping to pioneer the technology behind his one of a kind Executioner stage setup.
Spanning over four months, the massive 2014 tour promises to fall nothing short of fans’ growing expectations of Excision. With 150,000 watts thundering bass powered by PK Sound (the same tech wizards behind Datsik’s Digital Assassins Tour) prepare for some of the loudest beats on the planet – consider yourself forewarned. Also along for this tour, Excision will once again dominate the stage with his intensely unique Executioner video and lighting installation. Abel personally helped to curate this project, going through over 66 stage redesigns and hiring over 50 international animators to bring the Executioner to life. The result juts away from traditional two-dimensional LCD screen visuals and rather creates a 3D stage design transforming the stage into robots and other mechanical visuals complete with CO2 blasters, lasers, fog, and even snow machines. Excision himself also helped to hack the bridge gaps between Serato and Abelton in order to create a seamless unification of visuals and sound.

While the Excision experience is gargantuan in its own, it certainly does not eclipse the extraordinary energy and talent provided by the supporting headliners. Electro euro group Dirtyphonics has risen in massively popularity last year on following the 2013 Irreverence Tour powered by super label Dim Mak. As their beats have only gotten dirtier and more intense the group has gained noticed and worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Flux Pavilion, Linkin Park, Borgore, 12th Planet. Also along for the ride will be transcendent bass guru ill GATES; for the past 16 years this Toronto/San Francisco based producer has earned a stellar reputation for his flawless navigation of heavy bass tones and its synergy with varied genres such as jazz and hip hop. His efforts have earned him collaborations with Bassnectar, SPL, Datsik, and even electric funkadelic group Beats Antique.
Northeast dates kick off in early March with premiere stops in New York. In addition to general admission tickets the Excision team is also hooking you up with a wazoo level of tour bundles for those who want to get their hands on exclusive tour extras. Ranging from a t-shirt and sticker bundle to the Ultimate VIP experience, there is a level of extras for all fans alike.


3/14 (Fri): Best Buy Theater, NYC

3/15 (Sat): Best Buy Theater, NYC

3/21 (Fri): Electric Factory, Philly

3/24 (Mon): State Theater, Portland

3/25 (Tue): F Shed, Syracuse

3/26 (Wed): Fete, Providence

3/27 (Thu): House of Blues, Boston *GIVEAWAY*

3/28 (Fri): The Dome, Wallingford

4/10 (Thu): Town Ballroom, Buffalo

4/12 (Sat): Stage AE, Pittsburgh


Full Dates Here


Written by contributor Seth Hiravy. Find him on Twitter here.

A hybrid child of the 203 & 860, Seth would save up any allowance money he had and raid the dance section of his local CD store for anything with a 4X4 beat. By high school, he organized his area’s first electronic event. While this proved to be a disaster, he wrote a killer college acceptance letter about it - thus a music journalist was born. Today he continues to document from behind the keyboard. When he’s not searching for the perfect emoji or making festival posters/totems, he enjoys long walks into parallel universes, pulling off shameless dance moves, and leading the fight against kids from CT who feel wearing cowboy hats is okay.

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