- Categories: DJ
- Event posted: Feb. 28, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Thursday, March 17, 2011, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
- Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
- Age limit: All ages
If it's Wednesday it must be Latvia. Tonight Tiësto plays to 15,000 dance enthusiasts and music fans in the Baltic State. Already this week the legendary Dutch DJ has wowed the Balearic masses at his summer-long Monday residency at Privilege. Tomorrow he's off to Italy. The day after, Greece.
This is very much business as usual for Tiësto, the ultra-busy DJ who turned the playing of trance music into an art form and whose achievements are unsurpassed.
Inspired by the likes of U2, he invested heavily in the live aspect of his sets, employing his own sound, light and visual crews, creating arena-friendly dance music spectaculars. In 1997 he formed his own label, Black Hole Recordings, to release both the records he made himself and ones made by likeminded electronica visionaries. He has been nominated for a Grammy, had worldwide hit singles (his remix of Delerium's Silence featuring Sarah McLachlan; Dance4Life featuring Faithless's Maxi Jazz), performed at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics with music he composed especially for the occasion, wowed the rock festival crowds at Coachella, and remixed the likes of The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Bloc Party. He is, in short, the biggest DJ in the world.