Biografia Tiesto Summer of 2008 - DJTiesto.ro
Summer of 2008
Tiësto announced his residence at Privilege which was officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as being the largest club in the world. He played in Ibiza every Monday, from July 7 until September 22. The gigs consisted of four hour sets in the style of his In Search of Sunrise series. In 2007 he had released In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza which was inspired by the island. The residencies also featured the performance of guest deejays, all selected by Tiësto, such as Chris Lake, Andy Duguid, Mat-Zo, Cosmic Gate, Alex Kunnari and Sander van Doorn as well as exclusive appearances by Fonzerelli and Airbase.
Cessna 560 XLS used by Tiësto for the In Search of Sunrise Summer Tour 2008.
On April 28, Tiësto released Elements of Life: Remixed, a recompilation of the Elements of Life album with all songs except "He's A Pirate" being replaced by remixed versions, and "He's A Pirate" being replaced by "No More Heroes", a joint production with mute performer trio Blue Man Group. The song is a remake of the song "Heroes" in his previous album Parade of the Athletes. In mid-2008, Tiësto announced his In Search of Sunrise: Summer Tour 2008, the tour will be presented by Armani Exchange on May 23 and ending on July 4 at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday 13, June and ETD Pop Festival in San Francisco. This tour is in support of his upcoming In Search of Sunrise compilation, which is part of a sponsorship partnership, with exclusive apparel and a limited edition 3 CD set. An exclusive best of CD from the DJ’s own imprint Black Hole Recordings, called 10 Years of Black Hole Recordings will be released later in the year. Armani will also sell an exclusive Tiësto branded tour T-shirt, and the artist will perform at three A|X in-stores during the tour. The tour is based on his previously released In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza and In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia compilations. On August 8, 2008 Tiësto became the first DJ to perform at the famous O2 Arena in London as part of his In Search of Sunrise 7 summer tour, the event was sold out with a capacity of 20,000 people, the event hosted him for 5 hours with 200 square metres (239 sq yd) of LED wall, a 200,000 watt sound system, and 300,000 more watts of lightning. Earlier that day, Tiësto had performed in-store at Armani Exchange on Regent Street in central London.
Due to the past 2008 Olympic Games in August, New York’s Ultra Records announced it is a partner in Coca-Cola’s upcoming WE8 bottle campaign, a promotion that celebrates Coca-Cola’s sponsorship of the Olympic Games in Beijing as well as art and music. Eight musicians and eight artists were chosen, including Tiësto, to create tracks inspired by some specially designed Coke bottles. Tiësto produced a song inspired on "Global Harmony" and on Xiao Xue's design of the Coke bottle which is titled Global Harmony; This is not his first time to be involved with the Olympic Games or Coca-Cola, previously Tiësto participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics and also produced a song for Coca-Cola titled "Searching" which was used on a television commercial. "Corona and Lime", a song by Shwayze includes Tiësto's name in the lyrics, "Bump techno by DJ Tiësto".
In November Tiësto took Maroon 5's "Not Falling Apart" as they requested to have him remix a song from their album It Won't Be Soon Before Long which will be included on Call and Response: The Remix Album which features a variety of their favourite artists. The remix of "Not Falling Apart" is the only version of the song included in the remix album which was released on December 8. On November 29, artists like Tiësto himself, Sied van Riel, Leon Bolier, Joop, and MC Gunner presented a concert at The Sand, Amsterdam promoted by Dance4Life, the sales from the event will go to the foundation to support next year's Schools4Life project. On New Year's Eve he played at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, the next day he played at the Bell Centre in Montreal, ending his In Search of Sunrise: Summer Tour 2008 and to begin 2009.