The global sensation known as Tiësto will be hypnotizing the Bryce Jordan Center at 7 tonight with his smooth trance melodies and electro-house beats.
Tiësto’s “College Invasion Tour” is set to hit large universities nationwide as it did in 2011 for his first “Club Life College Invasion Tour.” The 2011 tour hit 18 universities and had success promoting house music to an American audience, according to his official website.
This Grammy-nominated Dutch electronic dance music pioneer, who has been around since the emergence of house music, has won numerous MTV music awards, and currently has the No. 1 music podcast globally on iTunes.
Tiësto is most known for his hits “Maximal Crazy” and “Escape Me,” as well as his remixes to Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and Coldplay’s “Paradise.”
Accompanying Tiësto to Penn State are house music sensations Quintino and Tommy Trash.
“Since it is a college crowd, I think [Tiësto] will play a lot of vocal mixes and songs college kids have heard before,” said Christian Boinske (sophomore-economics), a local disc jockey.
Tiësto said via email that he expects to add to the Penn State tradition by bringing his College Invasion tour to a passionate and energetic crowd.
“The College Tour is amazing, we bring a big production and some of my best DJ friends to a new school almost every night. It's exciting to play with my friends Tommy Trash and Quintino and give some of the younger fans a true Tiësto experience,” Tiësto said.
Bernie Punt, BJC sales and marketing director, said the floor sold out as soon as it went on sale in the summer last year, but lower event general admission tickets are still on sale for $20.
“What is unique about this show, compared to our past EDM events, is that the opening DJ will be a local product: DJ Kid A.V. of Local Motion Entertainment,” Punt added.
DJ Kid A.V.’s edits and remixes have been featured on the industry’s most respected record pools and sales sites including DirectMusicService.com, DJCity.com, CrooklynClan.net and more.
Kaveh Emami (senior-biology), president of Penn State’s Electronic Dance Music Club, said he is excited to see the local product at the concert.
“I am very delighted to hear that DJ Kid A.V. will be opening up the show and I'll be sure to be there to see his set. I'm really excited to see what he has in store for us during this show, I'm sure he'll get the crowd amped and having an amazing time,” Emami said.
Meanwhile, another local DJ, Josh Somma is looking forward to the headline act.
“Tiësto is well recognized as one of the figureheads of house music by both fans as well as other big name DJs. He's just really good at knowing what people will want to hear,” Somma said.