Diplo and Switch Announce Major Lazer Album and Tour

Diplo and Switch Announce Major Lazer Album and Tour
Major Lazer prep album and tour By Josiah Hughes In case you don't keep up with our excellent daily Click Hear column, Major Lazer is the ridiculously hype-worthy future dancehall collaboration of hipster super-producers Diplo and Switch. According to their press sheet, the duo were commissioned by a "Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984" and had lasers put in it's place.

With Major Lazer, Diplo and Switch add a quirky sci-fi element to dancehall to make it that much more exciting. So it's great news that the duo have announced that their debut album, Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do, will be released on June 16 via Downtown and Mad Decent. The 13-track album will feature a ton of guest spots, including Santigold, Amanda Blank, and Crookers.

On top of the album, Major Lazer will be taking their show on the road. Kicking off in New York City in mid-June, the duo will traverse North American and the UK, making their sole Canadian stop in Vancouver on June 24.

Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do tracklising:

1. "Hold The Line" ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold
2. "When You Hear The Bassline" ft. Ms. Thing
3. "Can't Stop Now" ft. Mr. Vegas and Jovi Rockwell
4. "Lazer Theme" ft. Future Trouble
5. "Anything Goes" ft. Turbulence
6. "Cash Flow" ft. Jah Dan
7. "Mary Jane" ft. Mr. Evil and Mapei
8. "Bruk Out" ft. T.O.K. and Ms. Thing
9. "What U Like" ft. Amanda Blank and Einstein
10."Keep It Goin'" Louder ft. Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze
11. "Pon De Floor" ft. Vybz Kartel
12. "Baby" ft. Prince Zimboo
13. "Jump Up" ft. Leftside and Supahype (co-produced by Crookers)

Major Lazer tour dates:

6/13 New York, NY - SOBs
6/18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
6/19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
6/20 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
6/24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
6/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
6/26 San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
6/27 Los Angeles, CA - L.A. Memorial Coliseum & Expo
7/05 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
7/10 Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
7/11 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
8/07 Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
8/31 London, England - Carnival
9/05 Stradbally, Ireland - Electric Picnic
9/12 Isle of Wight, England - Bestival