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Life in Color tour brings DJ Steve Aoki to Fresno

DJ/producer Steve Aoki returns to Fresno to headline the Life in Color tour, Saturday Dec. 10 at the Fresno Convention Center.
DJ/producer Steve Aoki returns to Fresno to headline the Life in Color tour, Saturday Dec. 10 at the Fresno Convention Center. Special to The Bee

The world’s largest paint party is coming back to Fresno – and it’s bringing along one of the world’s best-known electronic dance musicians.

The Life in Color tour announced it will stop at the Fresno Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 10. The rave-style art and dance performance will be headlined by EDM star Steve Aoki.

Tickets for the tour cost $31.50; the show is open to ages 17 and older with valid identification. They are available now at the convention center box office, online at Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-745-3000.

More than a simple EDM show, Life in Color is known for an over-the-top carnival atmosphere, with aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists and fire shows all leading up to the infamous neon paint blast. The annual tour, which sells more than 500,000 tickets each year, stopped in Fresno in 2014 and 2015. Aoki last played in 2011 at the Rainbow Ballroom.

Aoki is a big name in electronic dance music and a draw on his own. Known for collaborations with the likes of will.i.am., LMFAO and Iggy Azalea, he once headlined the highest grossing EDM tour in North America, according to concert site Pollstar, and is the subject of the Nextflix documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.” He is also the founder of the indie-rock heavy Dim Mak Records – bands such as Gossip, Bloc Party and the Kills.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

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