You don’t have to dress like a bullfighter to enjoy fireworks, but it helps. (Photo by Al Powers. Additional photos by Brenton Ho.)
Celebrity deaths come in threes (RIP, Russell Johnson, Ruth Robinson Duccini and Dave Madden), but celebrity DJ birthdays apparently come in pairs (RIP Tiesto and Calv–wait, that’s not right).
On Friday night, Tiesto got into his birthday celebration with fireworks at the stroke of midnight at the corner of Tropicana and Las Vegas Boulevard, while indoors at Hakkasan, Calvin Harris was marking his 30th by playing a set. Tiesto joined him in the booth, probably to whisper, “No one loved ‘Acceptable in the ’80s’ enough to buy you fireworks” in Dutch.
Harris has recently been rumored to have split with Rita Ora–who :gasp: unfollowed him on Instagram–and she was nowhere to be seen that night.
There, however, for the DJ-birthday extravaganza were Joe Jonas, Scott Eastwood, Jeremy Irvine and Miguel, who rolled in around 2:30 a.m. to hit the Ling Ling Club before settling in the main room
Tiesto is doing another edition of his online In the Booth series, focusing on his Hakkasan resideny. This season promises to focus more on a personal look into Tiesto’s life (the personal aspect of fiddling with knobs; what it’s like to be Dutch) and will focus more on interactive pieces (Viewer !!R4v3rz<3M011y!! asks: "What's it like to be Dutch?").
Thsi season will also follow as Tiesto gets ordained and marries a couple of fans. Now you can finally see who beat you in that contest, and why you have to settle for getting married by that fourth Black Eyed Pea who isn’t Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap or Fergie, who no one ever remembers his name.
Pictured: Your wedding officiants. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
Well, not in the “let’s you and me go down to the courthouse” sense but in the “I now pronounce you man and :untz: :untz: :untz: wife” sense.
Tiesto is taking requests for couple who want him to perform their wedding ceremony August 17. If the thing that was making your special day incomplete was a Dutch DJ overseeing your lifelong commitments, you can plead your case email@example.com. We’ll give it four years before you have to visit Deadmau5 Divorce Court.
“I’m going to dedicate my year to Las Vegas. Just Vegas, maybe a couple of festivals. I haven’t decided yet,” Tiësto said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “With the scene blowing up in America, Vegas is so much fun now,” he says. “It’s the right time to do it. I do everything on my gut feeling, and I felt like it’s gonna be awesome there. I’ve been to Ibiza for 10 years, and I love Ibiza, but I always look for something new and a new challenge.”
Like Calvin Harris, Tiesto is signed up for 20 months, and will do 40 dates at Hakkasan with another 20 coming at Wet Republic. He also said he’d be trying to do a new show every week, and would be bringing in new DJs to feature. As if half the population of the Netherlands weren’t already over here wearing expensive headphones.
As long as he’s not going to make her wear pants, we’re cool. (Photos by Erik Kabik)
The Tiesto/Guess partnership is in full swing tomorrow night at the Fashion Show Mall, where the DJ will be spinning for the launch of the Guess Tiesto Limited Edition Capsule Collection at 5:30 p.m., followed by a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Now’s your chance to hear some very special, denim-themed remixes.
$2 million is in DJ fees, $20 million is hazard pay for having to hang out with Paris Hilton. (Photo by Danny Mahoney)
Forbes put together a list of the 10 top paid DJs in the world because, money? We guess? Anyway, the top jock won’t surprise you at all: It’s Tiesto. He hauled in $22 mil last year, with an average nightly gross of $250,000. And that’s probably going to increase when he does his whole Club Life College Invasion Tour coming up this fall, his October show at the frigging Staples Center, and his partnerships with Guess and Spotify.
Also unsurprisingly, Skrillex falls in behind him at $15 million, Swedish House Mafia is at $14 million (not for long), David Guetta is on their heels at $13.5 million, Aoki at $12 million, Deadmau5 is only at sixth with $11.5 million, Pauly D somehow is at $11 million (only half of that from DJing), Kaskade at $10 million, Afrojack at $9 million and Avicii at $7 million.
So let’s see, that’s Wynn, Wynn, Angello going to Wynn, Wynn, Wynn, Wynn, Hard Rock, Marquee, Wynn aaaaand … Wynn. The moral of the story? Get on Beatport and start hanging around Nick Hissom to get him to bump your mixes up the chain.
When are girls going to do away with these over-sized bikinis? (Photos by Erik Kabik | Retna)
Encore Beach Club needed two days to get all its opening mojo out of its system. Saturday saw Ne-Yo come in — shockingly not wearing a suit. Tank top and baseball hat? That is not how a gentleman dresses, under any circumstance. We all know proper pool wear for a gentleman is thus.
On Sunday, Tiesto held down the turntables while Sara Jane Underwood pranced around in a bikini, doing the lord’s work. Alesso stopped by the booth. But, you know, who cares? Bikini. Attention: focused.
Apparently the Dutch are too polite to kick people out of their DJ booths. (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
Tiesto got into his residency at XS Saturday night, and who was there to help him along? Afrojack accessory and newly minted EDM freak Paris Hilton. She’s making up for lost time after her whole Wynn property ban, staying until 4 a.m. She was probably just there to pump Tiesto for tips on the album she’s doing with LMFAO and her boyfriend. God help us all.
Also there to check out Tiesto: Derek Hough, UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer and Drew Carey. Porter Robinson must’ve heard you can lure Carey to your shows if you sign up at XS, because he just signed a residency at the club (along with Surrender and Encore Beach Club) starting Feb. 18 at Surrender.
For the Teisto web series In the Booth, the DJ did a streaming set from XS last Wednesday for CES — with the online documentary premiering tomorrow. Nothing quite says “The Tiesto experience” like shoving a bunch of conventioneers in the club at 9 p.m. to hear 90 minutes of music, but, you know. We suppose it’s not exactly Dogme 95 that the webisode producers are going for.
More jobs should include confetti. (Photos by Danny Mahoney)
XS dropped the left hook to Deadmau5′s overhand right on Saturday night when Tiesto played to a packed house for his residency debut. He was joined by Brad Roulier of Manufactured Superstars and the aforementioned Deadmau5. We assume the only reason Afrojack wasn’t there was for the same reason that they never let the entire presidential Cabinet go to the State of the Union Address.
Tiesto went until daybreak, and he’ll do it again on Wednesday when he’s doing a private gig at the club where he’ll be filming the online-only 10-episode documentary “In the Booth,” for the truly Tiesto-obsessed.
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