Kygo Inks Worldwide Record Deal With Sony/Ultra Music & Announces North American Tour

September 4, 2014 -

Derek Kademian

Sony/Ultra Music announced that they've signed Kygo, the Norwegian tropical house star who's been slaying the internet with several remixes including, "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran and "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye. In less than a year Kygo has skyrocketed to fame, opened for Avicci only a few weeks ago in Norway, and caught the ear of Coldplay's Chris Martin and Diplo among others.

Kygo's fall tour is nearly sold out, so if you're quick enough you might be able to snag some tickets. With tropical house on the rise, this is only the beginning for the 23-year-old. Sony/Ultra Music released this statement:

Kygo, the 23-year-old Norwegian producer /DJ, has sprung to international prominence following a series of high-profile and hugely successful remixes for artists including Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Passenger, The Weeknd and Marvin Gaye.  His remix of ‘I See Fire’ by Ed Sheeran has been played over 11 million times on Soundcloud making it one of the top ten most played tracks on the platform.  It has also been played more than 40 million times on YouTube. The Kygo official channel on Soundcloud has had over 80 million plays.  He has recently been playing major European festivals such asTomorrowland and Findings, and was recently asked by Chris Martin  to do official remixes for Coldplay (‘Midnight’).

His new long-term deal with Sony Music will see him producing original solo material which is expected for release in late 2014 when he will also be undertaking his first solo tour of North America and Europe. This will include 18 sold out shows in the US where he will be released in partnership with Ultra.


Patrick Moxey, President Electronic Dance Music, Sony Music Entertainment & President of Ultra Records says:  “We’re delighted to be working with Kygo, who is an extraordinarily talented musician, with unique melodies, he represents the new breed of electronic sound.  Kygo’s assembled a massive group of fans through the Internet and we’re excited for the next stage of his growth.”

Adam Granite, President, Northern & Eastern Europe and Africa, Sony Music International says:  "We are incredibly pleased to announce this signing. Kygo is a very talented artist and we look forward to taking his career to the next level as we build upon his strong social following.  We are proud he chose to join the Sony Music family and we are very confident in his bright future across the globe.”

Myles Shear, manager of Kygo “We’re thrilled to have signed with the great team at Sony International, their belief in Kygo and power they bring to the table in breaking him on a worldwide level is unprecedented.” Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (AKA Kygo) says:  “I’m really excited for the future and working with the teams at Sony and Ultra in developing my music and bringing it to new audiences around the world.”

-via Sony Music

Kygo North American Fall Tour Dates
September 26 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
September 27 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
September 28 – MHow – Brooklyn, NY
September 29 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
October 1 – Balch Fieldhouse – Boulder, CO
October 2 – Monarch Theater – Phoenix, AZ
October 3 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
October 4 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
October 5 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
October 8 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
October 9 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
October 10 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
October 11 – Bang Bang – San Diego, CA
October 14 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
October 15 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
October 16 – SAT – Montreal, QC
October 17 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
October 18 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

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