By Sarah Edelstein & JJ Posway
Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, has become a staple in the American EDM scene. He is “the original long hair behind the tables,” amassing an enormous fan base and having sold over 220k tickets to his solo shows alone in 2012. Starting his musical career promoting and participating in the death metal scene, Ashton was hooked to electronic music after attending his first rave in 1995. He quickly took to DJing and producing his own music. The fall of 2012 saw the release of the Freestyle EP and Mixtape which teamed Ashton up with acclaimed artists such as Angel Haze, Mimi Page and DC Breaks while in the midst of his fall tour. Shortly after its release he sold out his second consecutive New Year’s Eve show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Bassnectar is particularly infamous for incomparably raucous live shows that feature state of the art lightshows and enough bass to work crowds into palpable frenzies. His performances are so successful and sought out that in 2011 he made the top 3 hard ticket sales along with fellow EDM artists Deadmau5 and Tiesto. The Bassnectar tour, which travels with its own custom sound rig, has headlined stops at some of the most noted venues and festivals in the country and always attracts massive sold-out crowds, some numbering over 10,000 for non-festival solo show dates.
Bassnectar will be making his way back to Atlanta for the first time in 2013 for his spring tour. Georgia Theatre presents Bassnectar at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on May 10th & 11th. Bass Heads prepare yourselves, the up-close and personal environment of the Tabernacle guarantees a great show! Hopefully you snagged your ticket before both nights SOLD OUT!