Richie Hawtin announces the Return of CLOSE

Iconic electronic music artist and technology visionary RICHIE HAWTIN today (25th July) announces he will return to North America at the end of 2018 for his only territory show this year of CLOSE – his award-winning audio-visual show which takes you closer to his unique way of performing. The British / Canadian artist will play an extended show at Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner in New York City on Saturday, December 8 produced by OUTPOST Events.

Pre-sale starts today, 25th July at 10 am with code ‘closelive’ here
General on-sale starts this Monday 30th July.

The show, CLOSE – SPONTANEITY AND SYHNCHRONICITY, explores the relationship between human creativity and the innovative technologies that enable an artist to express themselves. The show was voted Best Live Performance at the Ibiza DJ Awards this year and Best Live Performance 2017 at the DJ Awards. Having debuted the concept at Coachella followed by shows at Primavera Sound, ADE and Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House, CLOSE opens up the DJ booth for a transparent masterclass in Spontaneity & Synchronicity. It represents how far the art of DJing can be pushed today, thanks to a completely improvised performance which means no two shows are the same.

In recent years, HAWTIN’s pioneering work has crossed over into artistic and cultural fields, collaborating with Anish Kapoor one of the most influential sculptors working today–at the Grand Palais in Paris; performing live as Plastikman at the Guggenheim in New York for fashion designer Raf Simons; and creating soundscapes to the photographic work of Andreas Gursky at the Gagosian in New York and K20 in Dusseldorf. HAWTIN’s electronic productions and DJ sets make him one of the most respected artists to emerge from the early 1990s techno scene.

Support for CLOSE at Avant Gardner NYC will be announced at a later time, including a very special guest artist.

RICHIE HAWTIN states, “New York has been important to me since the early 1990s from the early Storm raves, record shopping at Sonic Groove, and meeting new friends like Joey Beltram and Sven Vath at New Music Seminar, to years of great times at different clubs and venues from Brooklyn to Manhattan. I’m looking forward to presenting CLOSE at Avant Gardner, a show where I feel you get to see me at my best!”

The Great Hall at Avant Gardner is the quintessential Brooklyn industrial warehouse, that’s anything but. A massive and soaring space equipped with KV2 Audio’s VHD5.0 sound system, customizable rigging capabilities and fully programmable lighting fixtures built to immerse attendees in the ultimate show experience.

OUTPOST is an event series produced by the award-winning team at OUTPUT featuring top-tier electronic artists in world-class performance spaces.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.