Tiësto is one of the biggest names in the electronic dance music scene; he is a producer and DJ and has made a name for himself worldwide as a dynamic, energetic, and talented performer. He has successfully toured around the world many times and was the first live DJ to perform during the Olympic ceremonies at the Athens games. Tiësto had previously released three popular studio albums and has just launched a North American tour to promote his fourth album Kaleidoscope.
Tiësto’s first Canadian stop on the Kaleidoscope tour was at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec and I was lucky enough to attend the show. The doors opened at 8PM with an opening act starting at 9PM, but security was very tight and most of the crowd was filtering in around 9:30 or so. I can say that Tiësto’s opening act, Kill The Noise, was providing an outstanding welcome for everyone as we entered.
The Bell Centre as a venue isn’t the type I prefer for a show like this, in my mind music like Tiësto’s needs to be heard in a club atmosphere. Moving around the seated area till we found a better spot the venue didn’t seem to matter as much anymore. The venue was lit like a club, had a great stage and set in place and amazing visibility to the performer.
Kill The Noise was bringing the crowd into a club feel immediately with his tight set and great mixing skills. Everyone took to their feet right away and was dancing along to his beats and synths. He was very good, but the crowd still started chanting Tiësto’s name around 10:40 in anticipation of the famed DJ coming to the stage.