PETE TONG & THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA PRESENT IBIZA CLASSICS

PETE TONG & THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA PRESENT IBIZA CLASSICS

A BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2019 CONDUCTED BY JULES BUCKLEY

‘It all goes right for Pete Tong’ 4/5 London Evening Standard

“Why pay to go to Ibiza when the world's most iconic Balearic DJ brings the white sands and tunes to your doorstep with an added sprinkle of euphoria?” The Scottish Sun

“Breath-taking music from start to finish” Newcastle Chronicle

Watch Ibiza Classics Live From The O2

Following a huge sold out tour including two dates at The O2 London last weekend, Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics will be back with a brand new show in December 2019 for their biggest UK tour to date!

Now firmly part of the live music calendar, the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming and Britain's most influential figures in electronic dance music, Pete Tong along with conductor Jules Buckley and 65 piece The Heritage Orchestra will be taking a fresh show of Ibiza Classics to new cities for the first time in 2019 including Bournemouth, Nottingham, Leeds and Cardiff.  

Celebrating the legacy of dance music, Ibiza Classics 2018 saw an unparalleled production, awe inspiring visuals, a mix of brand new songs as well as your favourites White Isle tracks plus outstanding special guests from Beverley Knight to Wiley and Becky Hill to AU/RA.

In 2019 the show will see new reimagined tracks which will soon be featured on their third record fused together incredible visual effects and music technology.  Pete says:

“Ibiza Classics has got bigger and better each year. 2019 is no exception. Expect a bigger production, more special guests and some of the best tracks to come out of Ibiza in the past 20 years.”

Ibiza Classics is the world's most iconic classical electronic music event and promises to be a party like no other. Tickets are on sale Friday 7th December at 9.30am and available from www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.ibizaclassics.com.  

2019 LIVE DATES

WEDNESDAY 4TH DECEMBER      BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER         NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA

FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER                LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER         MANCHESTER ARENA

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER              GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO

TUESDAY 10TH DECEMBER          CARDIFF MOTOROPOINT ARENA

WEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER    BIRMINGHAM ARENA

FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER              LONDON THE O2

SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER        LONDON THE O2

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About Pete Tong

There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong has had over the last twenty years. As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.

The last 18 months have seen him ramp up an already-stacked schedule. In 2015, to celebrate BBC’s 20-year presence in Ibiza, he brought electronic music to BBC’s Proms concert series by having a live orchestra perform dance classics. This December Tong, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra will host a follow up performance at London’s iconic O2 Arena which sold out in hours, and will be accompanied by a December album entitled Classic House on UMC/UMOD/Polydor. In 2016, Tong brought his Essential Mix series stateside with live broadcasts in Los Angeles, Miami and Brooklyn; he took the IMS to Shanghai for its first ever China edition; and he served as producer and music supervisor for Netflix original film XOXO. Presently, he is embarking on his first-ever All Gone Pete Tong North American tour.

Having spent the majority of his life in England, Pete has recently resettled in Los Angeles to begin a new chapter in his life. He’s wasted little time establishing himself in the US, having helped inaugurate Clear Channel Entertainment’s Evolution dance brand in 2013 and recently expanding the programming to the extended two-hour segment, The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong, broadcasting on 90 different Top 40 stations in the US. Meanwhile, his world famous BBC Radio 1 shows, the Essential Mix and Essential Selection, are only growing in popularity: the former continues to be the Holy Grail of mix shows, while the latter is still the best place to premiere a new record.

On the DJing front, Tong is currently championing three premier All Gone Pete Tong residencies in the US. Once a month, you can find him bridging the gap to the underground at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, while in Miami, he’s keeping the integrity of club culture alive at Story. His residency at the SLS Las Vegas sees him performing regularly at the brand new LiFE club, where he’s introducing a whole new palette of underground sounds to the party mecca. Finally, the All Gone Pete Tong brand has achieved global renown through world-class parties in Miami during WMC and Ibiza as well as dedicated stages at festivals like Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo and SW4.

As a music producer, Tong has led an esteemed career over the years with notable releases on Pets Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records, Suara and more. His compilations have garnered critical acclaim--most notably 2013’s 60-track anthology, The Pete Tong Collection. Most recently, he debuted on Beesemyer Music with tech-house anthem “Aurora” alongside John Monkman, while also curating All Gone Ibiza 2016 alongside Andrea Oliva as part of his All Gone Pete Tong compilation series.

On the business side, Tong continues to be a prominent force in both the booking and A&R worlds. In 2008, he co-founded WME’s electronic music division alongside Joel Zimmerman, helping to turn the venture into one of the most powerful booking agencies in the world. He’s also relaunched his label FFRR, reclaiming his reputation for A&R and signing acts like Oliver Heldens, The Magician, Blonde and The Disciples. On top of this, Tong is responsible for founding the International Music Summit, which holds major events in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Singapore. Now in its 6th year, the event is viewed in the industry as The Premier Platform for Thought Leadership in Electronic Music.

When all is said and done, one shudders to think what dance music would have been like without Pete Tong’s influence. Over the years, he’s played a crucial role in breaking new artists and changing the way people think about electronic music. With his new found home in Los Angeles, the British icon is looking to revolutionize the perception of dance music in America. If there’s anyone up for the task, it’s Pete Tong.