Last year, Lane 8 embarked on an extraordinary tour that revolved around a strange concept to your average millennial - don’t use your cell phone. Indeed, the ‘This Never Happened’ tour took a great risk on banning what is perhaps the most ubiquitous piece of technology on the planet; however, in the end, the music won out, and the tour sold out stops left and right, including the iconic Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
This summer, Lane 8 is expanding on the ‘This Never Happened’ concept by growing it into scenic outdoor locales and lush, cavernous warehouses. Today, he announces a series of ‘Summer Gatherings’ in New York City, Colorado, and San Francisco, all at expansive summer venues. The gatherings will feature a 2 hour warmup set from Lane 8, followed by a set from an unannounced special guest, before another 3 hour closing set from Lane 8.
Here’s what Lane 8 had to say about expanding the ‘This Never Happened’ concept into essentially mini, boutique festivals:
“The response to our This Never Happened tour last year completely blew me away. The shows were among my favorite club experiences ever - and to see you all embrace the concept and make those shows so incredible was one of the proudest moments of my career. I truly feel that we developed a connection with music and each other that needs to be built upon and nurtured.
I've had a little dream of doing a series of extended daytime events since we launched the TNH concept. So, this summer, we are excited to bring TNH back, with a twist, for the Summer Gatherings - three extended daytime parties in three unique locations with an extra focus on positivity, character and atmosphere.
I’ve always felt there’s a special magic that comes together at the best daytime events, so my team and I have been searching high and low for locations that have that unique and positive vibe. I'm really excited to announce the first three - the stunning outdoor Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Colorado, the outdoor courtyard of The Well in Brooklyn and an amazing warehouse space in San Francisco.
Each has its own unique character and vibe, and we’ll be putting in extra touches to make the events even more special.
We’re also changing the format of the events to create a more expanded musical journey. I'll start each of these shows with a 2 hour warmup set - then our special guest Luttrell will take over, before a 3 hour closing set from me.
I also wanted to share some new music as we announce these shows - and Little Voices was made with exactly this kind of show in mind. I've been closing a lot of my sets with this recently, hope you enjoy and hope to see you this summer :)
Check out the ‘This Never Happened Summer Gathering’ dates below:
TNH Colorado @ Mishawaka Amphitheater: Saturday 29th July
TNH NYC @ The Well: Saturday 9th September
TNH SF @ Secret Warehouse: Saturday 23rd September