Pete Tong announces bunch of USA ventures, plus relocation to LA

By | Published on Friday 6 September 2013

Pete Tong

Presumably to better capitalise on the Americans’ new found love for all things Eee-Dee-Em, Pete Tong has confirmed he is relocating to LA, as well as announcing a bunch of US-based activity, including a tour and festival dates.

Tong has helped US radio giant Clear Channel tap into the boom in dance music Stateside by hosting shows for the group, including a daily programme on the dance strand of the media giant’s iHeartRadio online music service. Being located in the US will aid that work as well as the live ventures, though none of this is expected to interfere with that little old Radio 1 show he still presents each week.

Confirming all this, Tong told CMU: “I’m looking forward to being based in Los Angeles. The electronic dance music scene in the USA has reached a critical mass and the opportunities for our world are taking us into unchartered territory. I feel now it’s essential to be in the middle of all that”.

He added: “LA is an inspiring and creative city where content is king and I look forward to giving the rest of the world a more detailed insight into what going on in the USA whilst also looking for better opportunities to represent all the brilliant new artists/ producers and DJ’s breaking through in the UK, Europe. I have been involved in radio throughout my career and I think this fresh perspective is going to enable me to make some very exciting shows”.