Electro-dance artist Eric Prydz may be afraid of flying, but that won’t stop him visiting Australia for the first time ever as a Future Music Festival headliner.
“I've been to a lot of other places, but I haven't been to Australia. So that alone is a pretty good reason to finally come and do this tour with Future.”
This run of Australian dates will see Eric unveil the EPIC (Eric Prydz In Concert) touring experience for the first time down under. “Well EPIC was a live show we started working on a few years back and we started out doing it in the UK. It wasn't really something that we toured with, it's bigger than a jumbo jet, it's a massive structure, a lot of holograms and projection mapping.
“I did the EPIC 2.0 as we call it — which is the updated version — which is technically so much more advanced and logistically it's now tourable. So we just did two shows in New York and one in LA. It's kind of hard to explain, but anyone who wants to know what it's like can probably go on YouTube and check it out. It's really cool.“
When it comes to the live performance, don’t expect a pre-synced show from Eric. Rather, this man enjoys performing without the aid of a safety net. “I just think it's more fun. A lot of these big production shows that people do now are all pre-synced, because they need to sync with the fireworks, the cannon, the visuals, the lasers and the this and the that. It’s basically what everybody does — they have everything pre-programmed and they go and press play, which I'm absolutely fine with. I don't really care if it's really hard for them to produce what's coming out of the speakers or not. I only care about what I see.
“But for us as a team doing EPIC, we just thought it would be so much more fun and challenging for ourselves. And it's also going to be more fun for the people that come and see it because each show is going to be unique. More like when you do a normal club set, when you go and take the night as it comes.”
Eric Prydz plays Future Music Festival at the RNA Showgrounds March 1.