Nero to Support Madonna

Nero to Support Madonna on Her North American "MDNA Tour" This Fall


SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- London's premiere dubstep duo NERO is pleased to announce that they will join one of the biggest tours of the fall: Madonna's MDNA Tour. Nero, which is British-born producers, remixers, DJs, and artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, will open for The Material Girl on the North American leg of her eagerly anticipated tour in support of her most recent album, MDNA on select dates including New York's Madison Square Garden, and Miami's American Airlines Arena. Nero will open the show with a DJ set, featuring live vocals from Alana.

Nero recently appeared at Coachella, Sasquatch, and the Electric Daisy Carnival NYC festivals and is also set to perform several shows on this summer's IDentity Festival, as well as at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Hard Summer Los Angeles in August. Please see below for all of Nero's upcoming tour dates.

Nero has been touring all year in support of their debut album Welcome Reality, which was released by Cherrytree/Interscope Records in December to rave reviews from Spin, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard. With its thunderous bass, hail of house rhythms, lightning flashes of rave synths, and showers of guitar, the album "pulls dubstep toward the arena-pop spotlight without leaving its shadows behind," as the New York Times put it in its review, while Billboard noted that Nero "comes off like a dubstep-powered pop band."

Released in the U.K. in August 2011, Welcome Reality debuted at No. 1 and rapidly earned gold status, fueled by its singles "Innocence," Guilt," "Promises" (which also stormed straight to the top of the UK charts) and "Me and You," which was the most played record on Radio 1 for three weeks in a row and is the first U.S. single from the album. The official video for the song has racked up more than 13 million plays on YouTube. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llDikI2hTtk

        NERO'S upcoming festival dates are as follows:          07/19     Cincinnati, OH  Riverbend Music Center/Identity          07/20     Detroit, MI     Phoenix Theater/Identity          07/21     Toronto, ON     Molson Canadian Amphitheatre/Identity          08/03     Chicago, IL     Grant Park/Lollapalooza          08/04     Los Angeles, CA State Historic Park/Hard Summer          08/10     Dallas, TX      Gexa Energy Pavilion/Identity          08/11     Woodlands TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion/Identity                
        Madonna The MDNA Tour with special guest NERO tour dates are as follows:          08/28                    Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center          08/30                    Montreal, QC             Bell Centre          09/12                    Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre          09/13                    Toronto, ON              Air Canada Centre          09/15                    Atlantic City, NJ        Boardwalk Hall          10/13                    Las Vegas, NV            MGM Grand          10/14                    Las Vegas, NV            MGM Grand          10/16                    Phoenix, AZ              US Airways Center          10/18                    Denver, CO               Pepsi Center          10/20                    Dallas, TX               American Airlines Center          10/21                    Dallas, TX               American Airlines Center          10/24                    Houston, TX              Toyota Center          10/25                    Houston, TX              Toyota Center          10/27                    New Orleans, LA          New Orleans Arena          10/30                    Kansas City, MO          Sprint Center          11/01                    St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center          11/03                    St. Paul, MN             Xcel Energy Center          11/04                    St. Paul, MN             Xcel Energy Center          11/06                    Pittsburgh, PA           Consol Energy Center          11/08                    Detroit, MI              Joe Louis Arena          11/10                    Cleveland, OH            Quicken Loans Arena          11/12                    New York, NY             Madison Square Garden          11/15                    Charlotte, NC            Time Warner Cable Arena          11/17                    Atlanta, GA              Philips Arena          11/19                    Miami, FL                American Airlines Arena          11/20                    Miami, FL                American Airlines Arena                

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