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For Fans Of: Dillon Francis, Flying Lotus, Miike Snow, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Flosstradamus

Peace Is The Mission, the new album from Major Lazer, will be released June 1 on Mad Decent. Lead single “Lean On” featuring and DJ Snake is climbing at pop radio, approaching the top 30 and becoming the most streamed Major Lazer track ever with over 278 million streams worldwide. The song is currently #1 worldwide on Shazam and #2 on global Spotify charts—for the past four weeks—making it Spotify’s most-streamed independent release ever. Watch the video, Major Lazer’s highest streamed with 91 million views, below.

Major Lazer will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” June 24.

Following the June release, Major Lazer will embark on a global tour this summer playing festivals worldwide and select Mad Decent Block Party dates in the U.S. with further headline dates this fall followed by the label’s annual Mad Decent Boat Party cruise this November. Please see full tour details below. Peace Is The Mission is available now for preorder with instant downloads of “Lean On,” “Roll the Bass,” “Night Riders” and “Too Original.”

The new release is the first of several records to come from Major Lazer over the next year. Peace Is The Mission features contributions from Ellie Goulding, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, Wild Belle and more in addition to a remix of Major Lazer’s contribution to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 soundtrack, “All My Love” with Ariana Grande and Machel Montano.

Major Lazer is the dancehall-inspired project comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Firefronted by fictional Jamaican ex-commando, Major Lazer. Peace Is The Mission follows the group’s previous two LPs, Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do and Free The Universe, both released to widespread critical acclaim. Founded in 2008 by Diplo and U.K. producer Switch, the group has toured worldwide and collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend along with dancehall legends like Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel and Elephant Man.

Additionally, the first season of an animated series featuring the group’s imaginary frontman premiered on FXX in April with appearances this season from Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Tiësto, RiFF RAFF, Charli XCX, Ezra Koenig, Trinidad James and more.

Diplo, a.k.a. Wesley Pentz, is a Grammy-nominated producer whose meteoric rise from the Philly club circuit has led to collaborations with Beyonce, Usher, Snoop Dogg, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Madonna and many more with more than 13 million track sales to date as both a producer and an artist.

Diplo was catapulted into stardom following work with M.I.A. on her acclaimed mixtape Piracy Funds Terrorism Vol. 1 and 2007 smash “Paper Planes,” which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. His newest project is Jack Ü, a collaboration with fellow EDM superstar Skrillex. The duo headlined Madison Square Garden on News Years Eve 2015 and their debut album, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, is out now.

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Peace Is The Mission Tracklisting

1. Be Together ft. Wild Belle
2. Too Original ft. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell
3. Blaze Up The Fire ft. Chronixx
4. Lean On ft. MØ & DJ Snake
5. Powerful ft. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley
6. Light It Up ft. Nyla
7. Roll the Bass
8. Night Riders ft. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra
9. All My Love ft. Ariana Grande & Machel Montano (Remix)

“It’s hard to think of anyone else who could bring so much together inside one gigantic DJ tent and make it all flow so well.”—Rolling Stone, June 4, 2015

“A sweeping, luxuriant piece of work…”—Stereogum

“A bouncy banger…“Lean On” packs big beats and punchy melodies galore”—Consequence of Sound

“In their new single…Major Lazer throw a dancehall party straight out of 1993”—SPIN

Major Lazer 2015 Tour Dates

June 03: Las Vegas, NV – Surrender
June 06: Ozark, AR – Wakarusa
June 07: Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
June 14: Las Vegas, NV – XS
June 18: Las Vegas, NV – Encore Beach Club
June 26: Odense, Denmark – Tinderbox Festival
June 27: Norrkobing, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
July 02: Warsaw, Poland – Open’er Festival
July 03: London, UK – Wireless Festival
July 04: Belfort, FR – Eurockeennes Festival
July 12: Las Vegas, NV – XS
July 29: Hamilton, Bermuda – Cup Match Summer Splash
July 31: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park*
August 01: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live*
August 07: Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing*
August 8: Brooklyn, NY – MCU Park*
August 14: Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
August 15: Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival
August 16: Gallipoli, IT – Day Off Music Festival
August 17: Benicassim, ES – Sun Splash Festival
August 20: St. Poelten, AT – Frequency Festival
August 21: Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Festival
August 23: Biddinghuizen, NL – Lowlands Festival
August 28: Nashville, TN – Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater*
August 29: Toronto, ON – Fort York Garrison Commons*
August 30: Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater*
September 04: Calgary, AB – Shaw Millennium Park*
September 06: Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater*
September 11: Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater UC Berkeley*
September 12: Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater*
September 13: San Diego, CA – LED*
September 18: Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide*
September 19: Los Angeles, CA – LA Center Studios*
September 25-27: Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Festival
September 26: Chicago, IL – TBA*
October 01: Paris, France – Olympia
October 02: Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
October 03: Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
October 07: Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
October 08: Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
October 09: Copenhagen, Denmark – The Forum
October 10: Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
October 14: Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
October 15: Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Academy
October 16: Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
October 17: London, UK – Alexandra Palace
November 11-15: Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico – Mad Decent Boat Party

[Dates marked with an * are Mad Decent Block Party events.]