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Dillon Francis - Friends Rule Tour

Check out Dillon Francis LIVE when his tour supporting his upcoming album, "Money Sucks, Friends Rule," hits In The Venue December 13th!

Date: 2014-12-13
Time: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Ticket Price: 20+

Special Information: On Sale: August 18 @ 10am. Must be 16+ to attend.

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About This Person/Group

Dillon Francis has already made a name for himself with his groundbreaking remixes, in-demand production mastery, and cutting-edge videos. Now, the artist/producer/remixer/DJ is about to release his long awaited debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule on Columbia Records.

First recognized for helping to bring the tribal dance movement Moombahton to the forefront, he’s scattered the dance music landscape with numerous influential EPs thus far, but it’s the effervescent debut album that the music world has been patiently waiting for.

Tracks include “Get Low” with DJ Snake, the anthemic “Love in the Middle of a Firefight” featuring Brendon Urie (from Panic! At The Disco), “When We Were Young” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard VS Chain Gang of 1974, “We Make It Bounce” featuring Major Lazer & Stylo G, “Set Me Free” featuring producer/DJ Martin Garrix, and the gritty, mind-blowing “All That” featuring Twista and The Rejectz.

Dillon’s journey was full of pit-stops. First he attended art school, then he became a ‘trainee’ in a photography studio where he realized, “I didn’t want to do that – I wanted to play and make music, kind of knowing I was going to have to ‘make’ the music I wanted to hear.”

After spending some time in Atlanta interning for Cory Enemy to get to know the dance music scene, he would move back to LA and hole up in the back house of his parents’ place, getting to know his Ableton Live, 24/7.

One story he relishes is his own personal revelation about Moombahton. “I was introduced to the artist Munchi because he had done a remix for Steve Starks on the same song (“Git ‘Em”) I did, except his was ten times better. I started scouring his SoundCloud, listening to everything. The tracks that were genre labeled “Moombahton” were the only tracks I couldn’t figure out the tempo of by just listening to them,” says Dillon. “So I started experimenting with my own productions.”

Later, Dillon would play a cut of his own for DJ Ruckus, who he was working for at the time, slowed down to 110 bpms. Ruckus loved the track (‘Masta Blasta’) so much, Dillon convinced his manager to send the track to Diplo. “And that was my break,” he says.

He’s been bringing music fans along for the ride ever since. The phenomenal collaborations he’s managed to assemble on the new album speak volumes about his ability to connect all musical dots.

“Love in the Middle of a Firefight” came about because of a tweet. “I just popped Brendon a message saying we should do a song together,” says Dillon. “It was a dream to work with him.”

At the opposite end of the spectrum is the ominous “All That.” “I can’t believe I got to work with Twista,” says Dillon. “That’s one of the wildest tracks I’ve ever done.”

Working with Martin Garrix on “Set Me Free” was another idyllic partnership. “He is so great to be around, has such happiness when he’s creating. The song was truly a labor of love.”

Dillon says making “Get Low” with DJ Snake was a very fulfilling process. “We were intent on finding what works and what doesn’t. I eventually practiced playing it live, which is always my ultimate test if a song is going to work or not.”

But he does believe in the theory of not giving too much away. “Save the best part for last, then you make them want to go back to the beginning,” he says. “And you always leave them wanting more.”

Venue Details

ADDRESS
219 South 600 West

DIRECTIONS
From North:
Depart  I-15 South. At exit 307, take ramp right and follow signs for 400 South. Turn left onto 400 South. Turn right onto 500 West. Turn left onto 600 South, and then immediately bear left onto 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.

From South:
Depart I-15 West / I-80 North. At exit 306, take ramp right and follow signs for 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue

From East:
Depart UT-186 West /400 South / University Blvd toward 500 East. Turn left onto State Street. Turn right onto 500 South. Turn left onto 300 West. Turn left onto 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.

From West:
Depart I-80 East. Take ramp and follow signs for 600 South. Arrive at In The Venue.

PARKING
The lot to the south of the building is owned by the City of Salt Lake. It has posted NO PARKING signs. Fencing and they will ticket/tow cars. Suggested parking would be along 600 West or paid parking at the Gateway Mall.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Trax is preferred option as you can “Park n Ride”. Take the Blue Trax line and use the Old Greek Town stop. Because of Utah’s curfew law, any “All Ages” show has to be over by 11pm, which is around the time of the last departing Trax trains.

WILL CALL
Will Call is handled at the door the night of the event. In The Venue staff can direct you the night of as there is often a separate Will Call line.

GENERAL RULES
No smoking inside the building.
Patrons under 18 are welcome to any of our "All Ages" shows when accompanied by an adult or guardian that is 18+ of age. Age information is specified for each show. Additionally, because of Utah’s curfew law, any “All Ages” show has to be over by 11pm. Patrons 17 and under may not attend shows that will extend past 11pm.