Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music producer/DJ Zedd (aka Anton Zaslavski), best known for his song entitled, “Clarity” featuring Foxes, will bring his True Colors Tour presented by T-Mobile to Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205, on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, at 7:30pm. Supporting acts include DJ Dillon Francis and DJ Alex Metric.
Zedd was raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians. He began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day. At age twelve, Zedd learned to play the drums and, soon after, he began performing with the post-hardcore/metal trio, Dioramic. As a preteen, he was already composing and producing numerous rock songs in his band’s own studio. Zedd’s awareness of other genres widened, and in 2009 his interest in producing electronic music was piqued after hearing the French electronic duo Justice. With his gift for musicality and background in composition, instrumentation and production, the move into the realm of electronic dance music was seamless.
2009 proved to be a watershed year for Zedd. It was during this year that he began producing electronic music, and within an incredibly short period of time amassed widespread critical and audience acclaim. This acclaim caught the interest of six-time Grammy Award-winning electronic dance music pioneer and trailblazer Skrillex, who essentially found him on the net and signed him to his new OWSLA label. He caught the ear of Interscope A&R Dave Rene and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine and successfully released several official remixes for powerhouse artists such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, P. Diddy, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex on labels including Interscope, mau5trap and EMI.
Zedd signed with Interscope Records in 2012 and released his debut LP, Clarity, in October to much critical acclaim. The album’s first single, “Spectrum,” featuring Cherrytree Records recording artist Matthew Koma, garnered massive global attention, soaring to #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Song chart and ultimately was named their Dance Club Song of the year as well as iTunes “Breakthrough Album of the Year (Dance) for 2012.
Zedd made his national television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in October of 2013 where he turned his signature style upside down performing a stripped down version of his new single “Clarity” – showcasing his classical training by playing piano alongside a string quartet and vocals from Foxes. In early summer of 2013, he went on to again perform the track on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time accompanied by The Roots. The performance culminated in an unprecedented DJ performance replete with LED grandeur that simulated the festival performance experience for the first time on national television.
Just as it seemed the attention surrounding the young producer had reached a fever pitch, he unleashed another monstrous single, “Stay The Night” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore. The track debuted at #8 on iTunes and sold over 78,000 copies the first day, eliminating any doubt about his ability to consistently craft hit songs with substance. Similarly, Zedd delivered another home run at the top of 2014 with the release of “Find You”, Ft. Matthew Koma and Swedish vocal powerhouse Miriam Bryant. The trio performed the smash single live on the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 3rd, 2014.
Zedd’s stellar development is undoubtedly linked to his unique and highly recognizable style of composition which stands out in a crowded field. His meticulously detailed and carefully produced tracks are remarkably distinct, drawing from his complex musicality and diverse background spanning from classical to post-hardcore/metal to electro house. Already a powerhouse beyond the EDM realm, Zedd’s originality continues to fuel his momentum, propelling him forward with every beat. [from Zedd biography]
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Live Nation presents
True Colors Tour presented by T-Mobile
with supporting acts
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm