John Summit To Release Debut Album ‘Comfort In Chaos’


John Summit To Release Debut Album ‘Comfort In Chaos’

With Comfort In Chaos, Summit reveals the man behind the icon, injecting his usual body-first approach to dance music with genuine heart and emotion. Summit strived to push himself musically and emotionally – hence tapping into a part of his identity that might not be immediately apparent to a lot of fans. Fans old and new will find moments of extraordinary beauty (and hedonism) across the album, which nods to Summit’s core Chicago house roots while touching on British genres he loves like garage, liquid and dancefloor drum & bass.

On Comfort in Chaos, Summit shares, “Trying to find peace in chaos is the overarching theme of this album – this is a far more emotional, melodic body of work for me, because it’s my most introspective work to date. John Summit is the performing act, but when I write music I get more vulnerable – while writing this album, I had to go from being in the mindset of John Summit to being John Schuster, my real name.”

Summit brought in Puerto Rican visual artist Marcos Alvarado for the album’s artwork, someone Summit has been a fan of for years and sought out specifically to help bring his vision to life in an abstract way. Alvarado exclusively created the art for the entirety of Comfort In Chaos and its singles, eschewing pop’s traditional face-first branding in favor of an aesthetic that draws a line between Alvarado’s themes of consciousness, meditation and spirituality and Summit’s attempt to channel that in his music.

John Summit has been on a nonstop tear. He was recently announced as the brand new face of Bose and just released a new collaboration with dance music virtuoso and drum & bass pioneer Sub Focus, “Go Back,” featuring electro-soul songstress Julia Church, the latest single off the forthcoming album to major acclaim with the song first premiering on BBC Radio 1’s New Music Show. This Spring, he performed two electrifying sets at Coachella, including a massive solo set closing out the Sahara Tent as one of the headlining acts along with an unforgettable performance with Dom Dolla as Everything Always at the Outdoor Theatre along with two exhilarating performances at EDC (one solo and another closing out the festival B2B with Green Velvet). Additional album singles, “EAT THE BASS” and magical collaboration “Shiver” with hotly tipped and in demand UK artist/singer & songwriter Hayla, have made waves on dance floors everywhere. He’s set to hit the road on a global run of shows with stops in New York, Toronto, Mykonos, Ibiza and many more.

His rise in the dance music scene has been nothing short of meteoric, being the only DJ named in Forbes 30 under 30 list along with a significant callout as the next “dance music sensation” in Rolling Stone’s Future 25, selling out his first stadium headline show (22,000 tickets) at Los Angeles’ BMO Stadium last December, and announcing the sell out of his June Madison Square Garden headline less than two hours after tickets went on-sale.

Saturday, June 1: Columbus, OH – Breakaway Music Festival
Friday, June 7: Denver, CO – Regenerate Festival
Saturday, June 8: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Saturday, June 15 – Sunday, June 16: Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23: Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
Saturday, June 29: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, June 29: New York, NY – Experts Only at Brooklyn Navy Yard – MSG Afterparty
Sunday, June 30: New York, NY – Dreamland Pride In Central Park
Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 6: Surrey, Canada – FVDED In the Park
Saturday, July 6: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Tuesday, July 9: Calgary, AB – Badlands Music Festival
Saturday, July 13: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21: Weeze, NRW – Parookaville
Friday, July 26: Ibiza, Balearic Islands – Ushuaïa, Ibiza
Thursday, August 1: Mykonos, Greece – Cavo Paradiso Club
Saturday, August 3: Newcastle, UK – Newcastle Town Moor
Saturday, August 10: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Saturday, August 17: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Sunday, August 18 – Thursday, August 22: Pag, Croatia – Sonus Festival
Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25: Daresbury, England – Creamfields
Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24: Zürich, Switzerland – Zürich Open Air
Saturday, August 31: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Friday, September 13: Gorge, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Everything Always with Dom Dolla)
Saturday, September 21: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Beach
Friday, November 22: Las Vegas, NV – LIV Nightclub
& more to be announced

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