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Gareth Emery announces end to marathon 7-hour sets

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One of the Northwest’s favorite producers, Gareth Emery, has officially put an end date on his All-Night sets. These incredibly impressive sets last up to 7 hours and have taken place in cities all over the world. Set locations range from The Shrine in LA, Terminal 5 in New York, Electric Brixton in London, to Echostage in DC.

Gareth shared in an Instagram post that these sets take an insane amount of preparation and that despite these events being ridiculously amazing, it is time for them to come to a bittersweet end. His plans for the future include additional time to create new tracks and a focus on continuing to advance his already stunning production as shown in his Laserface tour when he wowed audiences in the PNW with his stop in Seattle earlier this year.

With that hardening news, the last OpenXClose show will be held in Portland, Oregon at the venue 45 East. It’s just a short drive from the Seattle area, so if you want to catch his last show of this kind, it’s not going to be difficult to catch him there in October.

Although these all-night ventures are coming to an end, Gareth Emery plans to bring all of his ethereal synths to his future performances. He also shared that he really wants to create more sets with an underground and obscure vibe, which can only excite fans to see what he will bring to the scene moving forward. As always, with Gareth, this will probably mean more unreleased tracks and unique paths he goes down in the future.

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⁣I am retiring from all-night sets so this will be the final #openXclose show!⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ As I have written about, playing all night is something I have immensely enjoyed over the years.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Starting from my first ever all-nighter (a 7 hour set at Sankeys, Manchester in 2011), I’ve got to play all night in many of my favorite cities around the world at epic venues like The Shrine in LA, Terminal 5 in New York, Electric Brixton in London, and most recently, Echostage in DC.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ But, all good things come to an end.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ These sets take a massive amount of preparation time, which I’d rather put towards writing new music.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ So my last #openXclose will be in Portland. This city wouldn’t have been a place I expected to do this, but they have sold out my last 3 shows there, so this is my thank-you back to them for such amazing support over the years.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Although #openXclose is ending, the vibe will live on in my normal sets, which I plan to make a little more underground, obscure, and more like my all-night sets. More of a journey. More new and unreleased material. More surprises. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ If you’ve got a favorite memory of one of my all-night sets, please share it here, I’d love to read them.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ And for anyone who plans to come to Portland, I’m excited.⁣⁣⁣ Follow the link in my bio to pre-register. Gaz xx⁣⁣⁣ Flyer pic by @ericm_nyc

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Pre-registration is now open for the final OpenXClose show here. You can also peep Gareth Emery’s latest release, ‘Laserface 01 (Aperture)‘, here.

How do you feel about Gareth’s announcement of choosing to end his OpenXClose sets? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section on Facebook and Twitter!

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