This Summer, Gabriel & Dresden’s Open-To-Close “Classics Only Tour” is coming to a city near you!

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27 gigabytes of music, 13 tour dates, 6+ hours of self-produced
classics. While many DJs today would claim this an impossible feat,
lacking either the stamina or the catalog, dance music pioneers Gabriel
& Dresden
have welcomed the challenge with open arms. Taking us back
to a time of sentimental music and open-to-close sets, Gabriel & Dresden embark on their Classics Only Tour hitting major cities throughout North America this summer.

The beginning of their story isn’t much different from any other in the
industry… Josh Gabriel was an aspiring producer at WMC handing out his
first vinyl record, and Dave Dresden was scouting new music for Pete
Tong’s radio show. But what came from this chance encounter would change
dance music forever, as unbeknownst to them their lucrative partnership
would turn into one of the most accomplished acts of the decade, with
seven IDMA award wins (including two for “Best American DJ”), 19
Billboard #1 Dance Chart hits, and a loyal fan following that would
become their biggest inspiration. Though at the time they were industry
leaders in their own right – with Josh’s degree in music composition
from California Institute of the Arts, engineering recording sessions at
top LA studios and designing music software applications in Silicon
Valley, while Dave got his 10,000 hours as a club DJ, radio programmer,
A&R-man and journalist – together they combined this expertise to
became an unstoppable, tour de force in dance music.

For over 14 years Gabriel & Dresden have ignored trends and instead
chased meaning in their productions. The quintessential definition of
what they’ve dubbed “Emotional Dance Music,” their candid and unreserved
approach has spawned an expansive discography of timeless classics for
their fans to revel in, including “Tracking Treasure Down,” “As The Rush
Comes,” “Beautiful Things” and “Dangerous Power,” as well as newer hits
such as “Tomorrow Comes” and “Rise Up” from their Organized Nature
label. Everybody from Britney Spears and Madonna to The Killers, Annie
Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond
have sought them out for official remixes, while the likes of
Entourage, Nip/Tuck and Rockstar Games have licensed Josh & Dave’s
music to enhance their visual narratives. Gabriel & Dresden’s
incredible contributions to music as a whole has both inspired and
created fans out of many of today’s biggest DJs and producers, and
carved them a place in electronic dance music history.

It’s not easy in this industry for songs to stand the test of time, but
Gabriel & Dresden have consistently proven that they can create
music that moves us in every way possible.“Our fans have been requesting
a tour like this for years” explains Dresden “We felt like now was the
right time to celebrate this music with the people who were there from
the start while at the same time introducing these songs to a generation
of new fans.”

Don’t miss out on this incredible journey with the legendary pair and make sure to catch them when they come to your city!  GRAB YOUR TICKETS, HERE.


5/16 – Whiskey Bar – Portland, OR
5/30 – Avalon – Los Angeles, CA
6/06 – Monarch Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
6/27 – Kingdom – Austin, TX
7/2 – Bespoke – Calgary, AB
7/3 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
7/4 – The Mid – Chicago, IL
7/10 – Ruby Skye -San Francisco, CA
7/11 – Foundation – Seattle, WA
7/24 – Cielo – New York, NY
7/25 – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
7/31 – Opera – Atlanta, GA
8/1 – LeVu – Dallas, TX