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Sound Wave Music Festival: Calvin Harris

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Daniel Taibleson

Scottsdale, Ariz. –  on Saturday, September 29, located at Big Surf Waterpark, 1500 N. McClintock Drive in Tempe, Ariz. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Scottish singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, Calvin Harris, has made notable waves in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene since the release of his debut gold-selling album in 2007, I Created Disco. Since then, the 27-year-old has released a second gold-selling album and worked with numerous artists including LMFAO and Kylie Minogue. One of his most recent and well-known collaborations features pop sensation Rihanna on the quadruple-platinum hit “We Found Love”. The song was No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks, the longest No. 1 reign since Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”. Other hits include his tracks “Awooga”, “Bounce ft. Kelis” and “Feel So Close”. Since wrapping up his tour with Rihanna in 2011, Harris has maintained a residency at the Las Vegas hotels Wynn and Encore, as well as playing sold out shows and festivals around the world. In 2011, Harris was nominated for the “Greatest Dance Act of All Time” by the EDM magazine Mixmag and was named the most successful songwriter in the 2011 UK singles chart by the trade magazine Music Week, beating out artists like Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran. Harris’ third solo album is set to release later this year featuring his collaborations with Ne-Yo, Kelis, Rihanna and Example. Past Sound Wave headliners included Kaskade, Dirty South, Diplo, Porter Robinson and Boys Noize. More acts to be announced at a later date. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, To apply for media credentials for Sound Wave, please fill out an application at   ABOUT DISCO DONNIE PRESENTS Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, generating over 1,000 club events, arena shows and outdoor festivals annually. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative, creative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment. For more information, please visit ABOUT SLE Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) is a full service entertainment, events and public relations agency. SLE specializes in event planning, coordination, and production, talent booking and management, marketing and promotions, new media and design.