When it comes to Norwegian DJ and Producer Matoma, whose name originates from a play on the Lion King’s classic feel-good phrase ‘Hakuna Matata,’ there are simply no worries to be had thanks to his uplifting music and positive demeanor.
The viby 26-year-old Trondheim, Norway-native born Tom Lagergren, is currently on the road bringing his One In A Million tour to major markets across Europe and North America.
The tour promotes the debut studio album for Matoma, sharing its title and due for release in early March. Fans can expect to enjoy brand new tracks throughout the tour along with the album’s leading single Slow featuring Noah Cyrus, as well as other fan-favorite originals and remixes, including Old Thing Back, False Alarm and Staying Up with The Vamps.
Lagergren says the scale of this tour, with its increased level of production, brand new original music and massive venues, are beyond his wildest expectations.
“It’s mindblowing and crazy,” he said. “I can’t describe how a guy from a small town in Norway would get to travel all over the world, to San Francisco, and play ballrooms. It’s going to be incredible.”
One thing is certain for this show: the dreamy Biggie-tribute track West Coast Party is going to blow the lid off the place.
Lagergren has always claimed that his music and the Matoma persona, “is all about spreading love to the people.”
But now he’s trying to take an extra step by spreading some of that love to the environment and international communities in need by committing to keeping the tour carbon neutral through participation in the Climate Neutral Now initiative started by UN Climate Change, and through donations of a $1 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund for every ticket sold in the US.
Written By: Aaron Nelson