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BASS: Paul Oakenfold announces Trance Mission North American fall tour
Edited Press Release

Three time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold returns to his roots as an original pioneer of the global trance scene with a new tour and album concept that launches in the US and Canada this month. His North American tour kicks off October 26 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

“Trance Mission” will bring a fresh visual and audio experience to the hottest dance floors of the world as Oakenfold takes his popular “Full on Fluoro” sound, which has gathered popularity in Europe recently, on the road in the US for the first time. In addition to the tour Oakenfold will release a ”Trance Mission” album featuring brand new versions of ten of his favorite trance releases of all time.

Paul Oakenfold’s diversity as a producer and DJ have earned him mass acclaim from all sides of the dance music scene but despite his successes producing and remixing the likes of Madonna, U2, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, many fans will always associate him with the trance movement in which he has played an integral role for well over two decades.

In the 1990’s Paul’s Perfecto and Perfecto Fluoro record labels were responsible for some of the biggest selling trance releases of all time, including classics like Planet Perfecto’s “Bullet in The Gun”, PPK “ResuRection”, Man with No Name’s “Teleport” and Paul’s own colossal hits Grace “Not Over Yet” and “Southern Sun” – the latter of which has appeared on over 150 compilation albums to date.

Of his 36 Essential mixes for BBC Radio 1, his “GOA Mix”, which perfectly fused underground trance with poignant samples taken from film and radio, was voted the best Essential Mix of all time by Radio 1 listeners. It also received a Silver Award in the Specialist Music Programme category at the 1997 Sony Music Awards.

Paul’s 2011 “Fluorescence” Essential Mix was seen by many as the next chapter to the Goa Mix – with the online archiving of the show attracting over 500,000 listeners in the 3 months after its initial broadcast.

His residencies for Amnesia and Pacha (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound and Home (London) and Planet Perfecto at Rain (Las Vegas) are all well documented as milestones in the evolution of the electronic scene, but it was his residency for Cream in Liverpool that not only set his path towards becoming the one of the biggest headliners in the world but also cemented his status as head of the trance fraternity.

Over ten million album sales later (from two artist albums and over thirty DJ mix compilations) Paul Oakenfold opens a new chapter in the history of trance with his brand new “Trance Mission” tour and album concept.
Trance Mission Tour dates

10/26 – Ruby Skye, San Francisco CA

10/31 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA

11/1 – Rialto Theater, Tucson AZ

11/2 – Avalon, Hollywood CA

11/7 – Beta, Denver CO

11/8 – Voyeur, San Diego CA

11/9 – HHH Festival, Mexico City MX

11/15 – Gossip, Vancouver BC

11/16 – SET Nightclub, Edmonton AB

11/21 – Whisper, Philadelphia PA

11/22 – Elekctricity, Pontiac MI

11/23 – The MID, Chicago IL

11/24 – Cielo, New York NY

12/13 – Phoenix, Charlotte NC

12/14 – Gryphon, Hollywood FL

12/19 – Bear Booth Theater, Anchorage AK

12/21 – Foundation Room, Seattle WA

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