Most dance music fans of the early-mid 2000s remember Girl Talk. As the stage name of Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh-based DJ and mash-up extraordinaire was taking the underground club scene by storm with his jam-packed sets mixing all the greatest pop/hip-hop hits over dance music beats. Since then, Girl Talk has appeared at one-off festivals every few years, but has mostly remained out of the spotlight. Until now.
Ten years after releasing his last album, 2018’s All Day, Girl Talk has announced his triumphant return with an 18-stop North American tour. Kicking off in late March, Girl Talk will be bringing his high energy sets to ballrooms and concert theaters all over the US and Canada. With stops in Chicago, Toronto, Denver, Austin, and more, and a performance at Governor’s Ball in June, Girl Talk will be on the road until late May when he wraps the tour in Boston, Massachusetts.
Despite being out of the limelight for years, Girl Talk has been active in the studio alongside some well-known artists. His production credits include T-Pain, Tory Lanez, and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few. His most recognizable album, 2006’s Night Ripper, was the project that really put him on the map in the nightclub scene. Keep in mind, this was the pre-2010 dance music boom, all before the global mainstreaming of “EDM” and the celebritizating of producers. Cue the mass nostalgia.
Tickets to Girl Talk’s 2020 North American tour will be on sale beginning Friday, February 14.
Photo credit: Joey Kennedy.