by Kody Jon Klein, Published July 16, 2012
UPDATE NOTE: Because of a back injury, Tiesto's visit to EMU has been rescheduled to February 27, 2013. He is expected to make a full recovery. Tickets originally purchased for the Oct. 11 show will be honored at the Feb. 27 performance, and do not require any additional action. Refunds are available by calling the EMU ticket office at 734-487-2282, if requested by Feb. 15, 2013. Visit emutix.com for further questions.
YPSILANTI - Popular electronic musician Tiesto will be returning to the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center October 11, 2012, as part of the second installment of his "Tiësto's Club Life College Invasion Tour." Tiesto first performed at EMU in September 2011.
Tiesto is an internationally renowned DJ who has received numerous accolades, including a Grammy nomination and several MTV awards. He was DJ Magazine's "No. 1 DJ in the World" from 2002 to 2004 and has ranked in the top three on its "Top 100 DJs" list every year since then.
Tiesto has more than 12 million friends on Facebook, over 1 million followers on Twitter, and more than 300 million hits on Youtube. His podcast, Club Life Podcast, is the most popular music podcast on iTunes in the U.S.
"The last Tiesto show did great, so the promoters decided to bring him here again," said Marcia Szabo, assistant director of the Convocation Center. "Electronic dance music is hot right now, so it seems to make sense."
Tiesto's media representative, Justin Kleinfeld of rephlektor incorporated [sic], said this year's tour will include unique competitions that will enable fans to interact with Tiesto in ways they've never been able to before. More information about the tour is available at Tiesto University.
Main floor tickets are $40 and lower bowl tickets are $30. They can be purchased online at emutix.com or over the phone at 734-487-2282. College students can purchase lower bowl tickets in person at a reduced rate of $20.00 at any EMU ticket office. There is no reduced rate for main floor tickets.
The EMU Convocation Center is located at 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. For more information, go to The Convocation homepage or call 734-487-5386.