Are you ready to party, Boise? Better be. Tiësto is coming to teach you.
On a Friday night, no less.
The Revolution Center is a crazy-small venue for Tiësto. Let's put it this way: That tour plays the 20,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 2, the 5,000-capacity Event Center Arena at San Jose State on March 5, the 15,500-capacity Save Mart Center at Fresno State on March 6, the 11,500-capacity Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nev., on March 7, then ... the lil' 2,200-capacity Revolution Center in Garden City on March 8.
Playing for 100,000 people is not unusual for Tiësto. He has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers. He was the first DJ to perform live on stage at the Olympics, which he did at the 2004 summer games in Athens, Greece.
DJing since 1994, Tiësto finishes atop or near the top of DJ-ranking lists each year. In the annual granddaddy contest, DJ Mag’s 100 Popularity Poll, he came in at No. 2 in 2012. (Fellow Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren was No. 1.)
Still, Boise ain't a hot dance club in the United Kingdom. What feels massive overseas doesn't always translate here. So is Tiësto the one? Is this the DJ that sells more than 1,500 tickets in Boise? Will he be the first musical act, period, to sell out the 2,200-capacity Revolution Center?
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Ticketfly. Five hundred special student tickets will be sold for $35. The rest of the house will cost $45.