Parties: Updated- Paul van Dyk will play a special 5 hour set for the first time ever trance event on a pier in New York City. This will be the sixth consecutive year that he plays outdoors in NYC, and fans from all over the world are once again expected to attend. Win 2 tickets to this very special performance and concert info inside!
(New York, NY) – For five consecutive years Paul van Dyk’s annual concerts in Central Park have been one of New York City’s most anticipated live music events. In 2007, over 10,000 loyal fans from around the world descended upon New York City with the sole purpose of experiencing their favorite artist in this surreal environment. This year, van Dyk and Made Event leave the friendly confines of Central Park and travel west to the famed Pier 54 for a waterside dance music extravaganza that’s never been experienced before, on Saturday, August 16th 2008.
For the first time ever in New York City, Paul van Dyk’s 4-hour live set is to be accompanied by a full sound system installation engineered specifically for this event by acclaimed sound design company Integral Sound. Fans in attendance at Pier 54 will enjoy Paul van Dyk’s music in its purest form and at an unmatched level of clarity.
In the past PVD has played at Central Park’s Summer Stage, a great performance venue, but it was created for smaller crowds, with diverse musical artists, and had limited sound systems that were installed for all events, not just for Made Event productions. This year, MadeEvent will control the sound and lighting, same as the outdoor Armin Van Buuren events they produce, it is expected that the sound and lighting production will be of the highest quality, because it will be specifically for an electronic dance event.
Historically, Pier 54 was considered one of New York’s key launching spots for ocean liners and it even provided a point of origin for the Lusitania’s first voyage. To this day, Pier 54’s breathtaking original steel arch entrance greets visitors to what has become one of the city’s largest performance spaces. With the back drop of the Hudson River and the sun begining its evening descent, this promises to be a very special atmosphere.
Paul van Dyk has made no secret of his passion for New York City, producing a hit song titled “New York City”, coming to NewYork several times a year, naming his label and radio show VONYC, and during an interview with me during WMC ’07, he said the outdoor concert in New York is one of his “favorite gigs of the year”. Previous concerts have featured live vocalists, percussionists, and other special guests, heard on van Dyk’s releases.
Tickets for Paul van Dyk at Pier 54 are available at ticketweb.com In the coming weeks Made Event will reveal the very special surprises and themes associated with Paul van Dyk at Pier 54. It’s something that no Paul van Dyk fan will want to miss!
ABOUT PAUL VAN DYK
A pioneer in the genre of Electronic Music, Paul van Dyk not only surpasses the standard to which DJs are regarded – he is the meter to which they are measured. He recently received three International Dance Music Awards at the 2008 Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida for his latest album In Between. In 2005, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his original album Reflections – this marked the first time NARAS recognized this category. His original productions from Reflections have been synced into major motion pictures such as Into the Blue, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, television’s Entertainment Tonight and MTV’s Cribsinternational ad campaigns for Motorola, HBO, Land Rover, and JEEP. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels around the world over 16 times each year to sold out performances internationally.
Paul van Dyk
Saturday, Aug 16, 2008
Hudson River Park’s Pier 54
13th St and West St, New York City