JUSTICE AND SOULWAX TO HEADLINE HARD HAUNTED MANSION 10/31
WITH SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, CRYSTAL CASTLES, BOYS NOIZE, CROOKERS
DEADMAU5, DJ AM, JASON BENTLEY & DESTRUCTO
The creative team behind the HARD Summer Music Festival and HARD New Year's Eve have again upped the ante with the HARD Haunted Mansion. Guaranteed to be the premiere 2008 Halloween event in L.A. with headliners Justice (France) and Soulwax (Belgium), the grounds of the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown L.A. will be transformed into a Halloween-costumed mega-party with international all-stars Boys Noize (Germany), Crystal Castles (Canada), Simian Mobile Disco (U.K.), Deadmau5 (Canada), and Crookers (Italy). Los Angeles' cream of the crop DJ AM, Jason Bentley, and Destructo round out the non-stop indoor/outdoor event on Friday, October 31.
French duo Justice have quickly become a household name with their best-selling album Ý, outrageous videos, electrifying performances, and their monster hits "D.A.N.C.E." and "We Are Your Friends." Soulwax have proven themselves worldwide as innovative rockers, mash-up DJs and remixers extraordinaire, all documented on their upcoming DVD release. Soulwax have finally found the perfect home for their stadium-sized show with L.A.'s boundary-pushing HARD Festival and its top-notch audio-visual production.
HARD Haunted Mansion expands on the success of the HARD Summer Music Festival which attracted over 7,000 revelers on July 19 to party with N*E*R*D, MSTRKRFT, and rising stars The Bloody Beetroots. HARD Haunted Mansion is open to all ages while the music-loving 21+ set will be treated to multiple bars and upgraded open-bar VIP sections at both the indoor and outdoor stages. VIP tickets and General Admission tickets are on sale now through Groovetickets.com, Ticketmaster and select lifestyle stores.
Hailed as "the party of the year" by URB.com, HARD proved it was a powerhouse with their New Year's and Summer celebrations. "The eclectic lineup reflects the mashed-up party techno that has attracted so many rock fans," exclaimed the Los Angeles Times. Still a few questions remain for HARD Haunted Mansion; will Simian Mobile Disco join Justice on stage for "We Are Your Friends"? Will Alice Glass and Crystal Castles incite a riot? Who are the surprise guest artists? And most importantly... what costume are you wearing to the HARD Haunted Mansion?
HARD Haunted Mansion opens its doors early at 8 p.m. to ensure fast entrance; music continues until 4 a.m.
For tickets, information, and music visit www.hardfest.com.
HARD Haunted Mansion 2008
The Shrine Expo Hall
700 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
8:00p.m. - 4:00a.m.
JUSTICE TO RELEASE LIVE DVD & CD, TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL
A CROSS THE UNIVERSE DROPS DECEMBER 9 ON ATLANTIC RECORDS
In other Justice news, as the duo set out to tour the U.S.A. for the second time, multi-award winning directors and intimate friends of the band, Romain Gavras ("Stress" director) and So-Me ("D.A.N.C.E.," "DVNO") taped every second of that three week tour that looks like it lasted three years. This documentary ain't about how cool Justice's live show is (the bonus CD is here for that), but is all about the extraordinary things that can happen when a bunch of frogs gets dropped in dreamy America.
A Cross The Universe, the live CD + DVD release will include recordings of Justice's signature headbanging live sets along with show footage and various hijinks captured as the band toured the U.S. in March 2008. Screenings of the film will be held in each city around the DJ sets late October.
"At the forefront of a new school of electronic music." -NEW YORK TIMES
Justice Tour Dates:
10/18/08 Sat Makuhari Messe Tokyo, JP
10/22/08 Wed Club Betong Olso, NO
10/23/08 Thu The Maria Berlin, GER
10/24/08 Fri Queen Club Paris, FRA
10/26/08 Sun Ambassador Theatre Dublin, IR
10/28/08 Tue Metropolis Montreal, QC
10/29/08 Wed Circa Toronto, ON
10/30/08 Thu Webster Hall New York, NY
10/31/08 Fri Shrine Expo Center Los Angeles, CA
11/01/08 Sat Calle 2 Guadalajara, MX
11/08/08 Sat The Warehouse Manchester, GB
11/14/08 Fri Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
12/31/08 Wed Congress Theater Chicago, IL
Confirmed Screenings of A Cross The Universe:
10/30/08 NEW YORK, NY IFC CENTER @ 7 p.m.