Just days after his second sold out Brixton All Night bash, Andy C has just announced his largest solo show to date: London’s legendary Alexandra Palace, March 24 2016.
“Selling out two O2 Academy Brixton shows is something I could previously only have dreamt of, so to be playing ALL NIGHT at such an iconic venue like Ally Pally is unbelievable. I can’t wait for this show… I’m going in on the music and production, and making sure this will be a night to remember for everyone.”
A 10,000+ capacity venue, this is massive in every direction… Not just in terms of crowd size, not just for Andy C’s profile, but for drum & bass in general.
Electronic acts who have performed at the venue include The Prodigy, David Guetta, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Faithless and Disclosure. We’re talking Grammy winners, platinum sellers and record breakers. The biggest in their league who have major commercial hits (even The Prodigy aren’t shy of a chart smasher or two over the years)
Sure, Andy C is the biggest in his league too (30 odd best DJ trophies don’t lie), and he’s played to much bigger crowds at festivals, but the big difference here is that he’ll be single-handedly colouring the 140 year old building gully.
All Night shows are about digging deep and representing all corners of the ever-evolving scene. In this sense he’s the first DJ to really do this (certainly for such an extended period of time) and this is the best bit about it; he represents what’s great, unique even, about drum & bass.
We won’t be going there to hear big hits (although he might drop a few of his own VIPs of hits a la the Jack U edit he made earlier this year), we won’t be going there to raise our lighters to well-known tracks that have soundtracked the most sentimental moments in our lives (although we won’t complain if he chops and double drops a few classics along the way), we’ll be going because Andy is a seismic selector with tracks none of us have ever heard, All Night is about a proper jungle journey and this is going to be a whole new level for drum & bass.
Tickets went on presale at 9am today. Over 10,000 people signed up for his previous All Night shows so, even though it’s double the size of his Brixton shows, it could potentially sell-out on the first wave of tickets. Info/sign-up here.