In 2019 Cosmic Gate will mark a milestone: twenty successive years of music-making union. It’s a period that has given rise to dozens of club classics, genre-shaping hits & outright anthems, 50+ career remixes and 8 (soon to be 9) albums. Regularly reminded of this approaching moment by fans, Nic & Bossi looked at not a way to salute the career landmark, but the way. Fresh off the back of their first Grammy nomination for the best remix of 2018 with their anthematic remix of Gabriel & Dresden's “Only Road”, what they’ll arrive with in the New Year won’t so much rewrite the ‘greatest hits’ rulebook, as leave it for dust.
“What Bossi & I didn’t want says Cosmic Gate’s Nic Chagall, was something that focussed exclusively on our last 20 studio years – a straight up ’greatest hits of Cosmic Gate or whatever. More, we were looking for something that was a broader echo of what we’ve experienced as DJs, with – further – an as-strong emphasis on the future”.
Commencing in Australia on the very eve of their 20th year, 01.01.19 will see the group embark on a tour of 20 cities & clubs, all of which have played notable/remarkable roles in the development of their career. Each handpicked by Nic & Bossi, over the course of the nights’ three-hour sets, the group’s ‘future x present x past’ will be thrillingly recognized, bringing its music electrically to life, Details/dates of the first phase of shows are below, tickets for which are on sale from today here (https://cosmic-gate.de/tour-dates/).
— York Artists (@YorkArtists) December 11, 2018
Cosmic Gate Forward Ever, Backward Never Tour – phase one details:
Dec 31 – Sydney Metro Theatre
Jan 01 – Melbourne Shed 14
Jan 04 – Adelaide HQ
Feb 08 – Toronto, ON Rebel
Feb 09 – Montreal QC New City Gas
Feb 16 – St Petersburg Trancemission
Feb 23 – Utrecht ASOT 900
Mar 01 – Seattle, WA Showbox
Mar 02 – Vancouver, BC Harbour Event Centre
Mar 08 – Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
Mar 09 – San Francisco, CA The Regency
Mar 15 – Chicago, IL Concord
Mar 16 – St Louis, MO RYSE
Mar 22 – Houston, TX Stereo Live
Mar 23 – Dallas, TX Stereo Live
Apr 05 – Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Apr 21 – Cologne Bootshaus
Apr 27 – Singapore Zouk
More dates to be announced …