The Crofoot, AEG Live and Paxahau present: BASSNECTAR with BIG GIGANTIC at Compuware Arena

doors at 7pm
tickets: $32 ADV; $35 DOS (buy tickets)


By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. The experience of Bassnectar is more visceral than auditory, as the music sets any stage for an adventure without rules or limitations. On Bassnectar's stage, there is no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge.

Bassnectar is the brainchild of Lorin Ashton, and his open-sourced musical project is as diverse as it is imaginary, as raw as it is meticulous, and as fierce as it is stunning. Spanning the spectrum of sonic style, the music draws inspiration from every genre imaginable and supplies a synthesis of intense, wobbling basslines and hypnotic soundscapes for a devout international audience that desires the beautiful and the bestial in the same breath.

In whatever medium Bassnectar works, music is the lure and social impact is the sincere intention. According to Ashton, “We are so blessed, and so deeply fortunate to be alive and awake right now…it’s a basic truth, but it’s very powerful. I think privilege confers responsibility, and Bassnectar is a reflection of that opportunity to give back; the motion of my cells bouncing back at the world.”

Bassnectar's latest release, Divergent Spectrum (2011), debuted at number 6 on the itunes overall chart and number 42 on Billboard, with greater accolades expected for this latest in a long line of releases. Bassnectar’s other most recent releases are Cozza Frenzy (2009), Timestretch (2010), and Wildstyle (2010), which reached #102 on Billboard's top 200 and #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. Through his self-run Amorphous Music label and studio, Ashton has remixed/collaborated with the likes of Ellie Goulding, Gogol Bordello, KRS-One, Perry Farrel, Fever Ray, Spearhead, and STS9; as well as created various remix projects with producers such as Z-trip, Diplo, BT, ill.Gates, 6Blocc, DJ Vadim, RJD2, and Jantsen.

Perhaps greater than his chart success has been the success of Bassnectar's acclaimed touring events, featuring an awe-inspiring wall of sound and a visual vanguard to match. The Bassnectar tour has headlined stops at some of the most noted venues in the US, with advance sell outs at venues such as Colorado's Red Rocks, Chicago's Aragon, and Asheville's Civic Center. And after a long line of sold-out tour dates, Bassnectar never fails to gather monster crowds on the festival circuit. Some of his most celebrated sets take place at top festivals including Coachella, Wakarusa, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and EDC Vegas. Whether performing at an intimate club or at a major festival, Bassnectar energizes audiences for an escapade unlike any other.

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Compuware Arena is located at 14900 Beck Rd., Plymouth, MI, 48170 • 734-453-6400This event is general admission. The main floor is available on a first come, first serve basis.


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