Malaa is bringing his signature street style house jams back to Concord Music Hall on Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9 as part of his Illegal Tour.
Malaa, whose true identity remains hidden behind a balaclava, first hit the house music scene in 2015 with the release of his debut major label single, “Pregnant.” Since then, he has released a solo EP, Illicit; the Illegal Mixtape; No Redemption, a joint-EP with fellow Parisian DJ Tchami; as well as a multitude of hit singles that showcase his unique blend of ghetto, future and deep house music.
“House music was born in Chicago and brings people together. Malaa does exactly that and knows to bring the heat,” said Gabriella Gonzalez, a frequent Concord Music Hall concert-goer with a passion for house music, who first saw Malaa perform at Lollapalooza in 2018. “Malaa creates this vibe that you won't find anywhere else. His music is a unique form of music that gives complete freedom of expression. I recommend anyone to go to his shows and see for yourself.”
After playing the Perry’s stage at Lollapalooza this past summer, Malaa announced that he would be adding two Chicago dates to his Illegal Tour run. Out of the 13 cities Malaa will be visiting this fall, Chicago is the only city to have two back-to-back shows.
Lollapalooza was so incredible I had to bring the Illegal Tour to Chicago. Adding NOV 8+9 at Concord Music Hall. Artist pre-sale starts tomorrow @ 10AM CT. Sign up for first access at https://t.co/mfV22ojL8k pic.twitter.com/HhO46384v0— Malaa (@Malaamusic) August 7, 2018
The Illegal Tour began on October 10 in Toronto and is promoting the forthcoming Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, which is set to be released this fall. So far, Malaa has released two singles from his unheard mixtape: “Bling Bling” and “Cash Money.”
“On this tour, I’m definitely looking forward to hearing new music from Malaa’s upcoming mixtape [Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2]. I’m curious to see how his set will differ from previous sets I’ve seen. DJs tend to change their style when playing at festivals versus smaller venues and clubs like Concord,” said Rodrigo Resendiz, a house music fan who has seen Malaa perform two very different sets in Chicago and Miami.
Fans who attend this tour can expect to hear unreleased tracks from Illegal Mixtape Vol. 2, as well as shuffle-ready crowd pleasing hits.
“I’d say we’re pretty lucky to be the only city getting back-to-back shows on this tour. Malaa’s shows create such a fun environment and are a guaranteed good time. If you’re a fan of deep house, tech house, bass house or just house music in general, Malaa is a must see. Even for those that aren’t too familiar with house music can easily walk in with an open mind and walk out amazed,” said Resendiz.
Night Two is SOLD OUT, so grab your tickets for Night One HERE while supplies last!
Written by Nikki Roberts
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