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Girl Talk returns to the State Theatre

Posted May 22, 2012, at 2:44 p.m.
Last modified May 22, 2012, at 4:02 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine – Girl Talk, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, State Theatre.

Tickets go on-sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online www.statetheatreportland.com. $25 advance, $30 day of show / General Admission, all ages.

DJ Mash-up king Greg Gillis’s, aka Girl Talk, live shows tend to turn into frantic dance parties the very second Gillis touches finger to his mouse-pad, so expect a fun time on August 16 when he stops by the State Theatre, his first return since his SOLD OUT show at the State in February 2011.

Some laptop artists get a reputation for being dull live, but that definitely can’t be said about mash-up master Girl Talk. The Pittsburgh-based beat maker has earned a reputation for energized live shows, inviting fans on stage and pulling off goofy stunts like rigging toilet paper rolls onto leaf blowers. Now, Girl Talk is planning to take his sweat-dropping live show on a lengthy North American tour.

Celebrating 10-plus years of sample-obsessed production and relentless touring, Gregg Gillis returns with All Day, his fifth album as Girl Talk, and his most epic, densely layered, and meticulously composed musical statement to date. Continuing the saga from the previously acclaimed albums, Night Ripper and Feed the Animals, Gillis lays down a more diverse range of samples to unfold a larger dynamic between slower transitions and extreme cut-ups with the grand intent of creating the most insane and complex pop collage album ever heard.

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