Defected continues to set out plans for possibly its busiest year of events yet, recently announcing its North and South America tour for this March and April across five US cities and two shows in Brazil. Joining the label’s schedule for 2022, which includes the brand new Defected Malta festival this October, the already sold-out Defected Croatia festival in August, and club shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, this tour will kick off a summer of house music.
Bringing a host of artists in tow for the tour, including A-Trak, Floorplan, John Summit, Catz ‘N Dogz, Ferreck Dawn, Eats Everything, Sam Divine, and more, this spring will be the first time the London-based music company has hosted shows in the States since 2019 and in Brazil for over a decade.
Kicking things off in Los Angeles at Hollywood nightclub Sound, Defected then head up Highway 1 to Halcyon San Francisco for a second California show. The label then stops at Miami Music Week to throw a pool party during the festival at Island Gardens, before heading to Brooklyn warehouse The Great Hall at Avant Gardner. Closing out the US tour, Defected’s final stop is The Concourse Project in Austin.
Heading to Brazil’s biggest city for the first night, Defected will then take over Sāo Paolo’s ARCA, a 6.4k capacity venue in the heart of the city. The following night the label heads to Green Valley in Camboriú, a five-time winner of DJ Mag’s Best Club Award.
Defected’s North and South America tour runs from 12 March to 2 April.