Mad Decent Block Party: Outkast, Diplo, Skrillex Among 2014 Acts
By Scott T. Sterling
The annual Mad Decent Block Party tour is going extra large for 2014.
Recently reunited hip-hop heroes OutKast top the tour’s marquee selection of artists, which also includes such musical luminaries as A$AP Ferg, Sleigh Bells, Chance the Rapper, Fatboy Slim and Action Bronson.
Presale tickets for the 22-city tour are available now, and come with a slew of extras. Fans who go the early bird route will receive an exclusive mix from Diplo (who founded the Mad Decent label), a special ‘zine (which promises “No Words! Reading Sucks!”), stickers, a patch and, of course, a ticket to the big event. The public sale is set for this Friday, April 11.
Those eager to see which artists will be performing in which cities can check out a partial list on the Block Party ticket page. So far, OutKast is only confirmed to headline the Denver, Colo., show on Aug. 22. Other cities, like Los Angeles and San Diego, have yet to announce any performers other than Diplo.
Also among the acts to hit select cities will be Jack U, the DJ super-group of Diplo and Skrillex. The freshly-minted duo received much acclaim from fans and pundits alike after an incendiary set at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
A complete list of acts on this year’s Mad Decent Block Party Tour: Outkast, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Bear Mountain, Big Gigantic, Bro Safari, Bunji Garlin, Cashmere Cat, Chance the Rapper, Chrome Sparks, Dan Deacon, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Dirty South Joe, DJ Sega, DJ Snake, Djemba Djemba, Elliphant, Fatboy Slim, Flosstradamus, Flume, Flux Pavilion, Grandtheft, Griz, GTA, Jack U, Jillionaire, Kaytranada, Keys N Krates, Laidback Luke, LIZ, Mr. Carmack, Paper Diamond, Paul Devro, Riff Raff, RJD2, RL Grime, Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Smalltown DJs, STRFKR, Swizzy Mack, Thugli, Toy Selectah & Friends, Trippy Turtle, Walshy Fire, Wave Racer, What So Not, Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead.
See below for a full list of dates on the tour.
Mad Decent Block Party Tour Dates
7/26 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution Live
7/27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade Music Park
8/1 – Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion’
8/2 – Norfolk, Va. @ Scope Plaza
8/8 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
8/9 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ MCU Park at Coney Island
8/10 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
8/15 – Toronto, Ontario @ Fort York Garrison Commons
8/16 – Detroit, Mich. @ Meadow Brook Music Festival
8/17 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Encore Beach Club
8/22 – Denver, Colo. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
8/23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ 12th Avenue North
8/29 – New Orleans, La. @ Mardi Gras World
8/30 – New Braunfels, Texas @ Whitewater Amphitheater
8/31 – Dallas, Texas – Club Zouk Outside Lot
9/5 – Calgary, Alberta @ Shaw Millennium Park
9/12 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rawhide
9/13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ LA Center Studios
9/14 – San Diego, Calif. @ LED
9/19 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
9/20 – Eugene, Ore. @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
9/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ West Jet Concert Stage