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Cashmere Cat heads out on massive North American tour with Ariana Grande

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 25. Feb, 2015

Cashmere Cat to support Ariana Grande on the North American leg of her global ‘Honeymoon Tour’.

Last year saw Cashmere Cat contributing a track to Ariana Grande’s chart-topping album ‘My Everything’. In February and March, Grande returns the favour by bringing Cashmere Cat along as a high-profile support act for her 25-date North American ‘Honeymoon Tour’.

Magnus August Høiberg, better known under his alias Cashmere Cat, first received international attention in 2012, for his talents for remixing tracks by artists such as Lana Del Ray, Drake, and Jeremih. The 27-year-old from Halden, Norway released his debut EP Mirror Maru the same year, presenting his own take on seductive R&B, 00’s club Hip Hop and French Electro.

”His debut EP Mirror Maru is comprised of four tracks of colorful, warm EDM suffused with R&B leanings and backed by regimented drum samples,” writes Pitchfork. “And though it’s only 15 minutes long, the EP manages to communicate a fully realized artistic persona, one that finds the beating heart underneath all that scratched vinyl”.

Kanye West collab

Cashmere Cat has collaborated with many influential artists in recent years, including Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Charli XCX, Jeremih and Miguel.

The Cat caught ‘one to watch’ buzz early in 2014 from the single ‘With Me’ premiered with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One & video premiere at Rolling Stone – not to mention 30+ international headline dates including a packed out SXSW, MMW & Music Hall of Williamsburg, In February 2014 Cat appeared feature on the Ludacris single “Party Girls” alongside Jeremih & Wiz Khalifa, which allowed him to star in his first Hype Williams directed video. What a crazy life; this unprecedented mention for a producer signals a sea change happening in popular music & the role of our ‘underground’ producers as acknowledged artists in their own right. A world in which Cashmere Cat effortlessly embodies his own underground influences of glittering RnB, French Electro & 00’s club Hip . On ‘Wedding Bells’ – his debut vinyl EP – he is truly free, non beholden to conventional pop arrangement we find Cat in abundant celebration with a range of highly syncopated pentatonic workouts. Four songs built in equal parts from glittering RnB, French Electro & 00’s club Hip Hop – this is wide, cinematic and unabashedly bright new dance music. Rarely does a new artist emerge with such a unique voice across their work – Cashmere Cat is unconcerned with where he fits with DJs and his music is smarter for it.

Be My Baby

The Wedding Bells EP represented the next stage for Cashmere Cat as recording artist and has commanded support so far from: Kode 9, Éclair Fifi, Nguzunguzu, Hud Mo, Rustie, Baauer, Diplo, Skrillex, A Trak, Brodinski – as well as BBC Radio One & Triple J.

July 2014 saw Cahmere Cat unveiled as one of the producers on Ariana Grande’s album ‘My Everything’ with the track ‘Be My Baby – (feat. Cashmere Cat)’.

Earlier in Feb 2015, Cashmere Cat teamed up with no other than Kanye West to co-produce his new track ‘Wolves’.
Cashmere Cat is signed to Mad Love Records (Interscope / Universal US).

Feb 2015 also saw Cashmere Cat being confirmed for the 2015 Coachella Festival.

Ariana Grande’s full Honeymoon Tour feat. Cashmere Cat

Feb. 25, 2015: Kansas City, MO (Independence Event Center)
Feb. 28, 2015: Milwaukee, WI (BMO Harris Bradley Center)
March 01, 2015: Saint Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
March 03, 2015: Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
March 05, 2015: Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
March 07, 2015: Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena)
March 08, 2015: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
March 10, 2015: Pittsburgh, PA (Petersen Events Center)
March 12, 2015: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
March 14, 2015: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
March 15, 2015: Boston, MA (DCU Center)
March 17, 2015: Washington, DC (Patriot Center)
March 20, 2015: New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
March 24, 2015: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
March 26, 2015: Orlando, FL (Amway Center)
March 28, 2015: Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
March 31, 2015: San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
April 01, 2015: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
April 03, 2015: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
April 06, 2015: Phoenix, AZ (US Airways)
April 08, 2015: Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
April 10, 2015: Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
April 12, 2015: San Jose, CA (SAP Center)
April 14, 2015: Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
April 16, 2015: Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)

Cashmere Cat’s support slot on Ariana Grande’s Honeymoon Tour is supported by Music Norway through its Tour Support Programme.


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