Cloak & Dagger 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring DAF’s US Debut and only North American Appearance

Plus Exclusive L.A. Performances by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Boy Harsher, Tamaryn, BOAN, and Black Mare  

The once-in-a-lifetime, immersive dark celebration will descend upon the historic State Theatre in Los Angeles from 2:00 PM. to 2:00 AM on November 10, 2018

Pre-sale starts today at 10am PDT
Public on sale this Thursday, July 19 at 10am PDT Via TicketFly
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“Like a living story world — like Sleep No More, but with bands” 
 - The Verge
“A new breed of black-clad vamps undulates in darkness”
—'Best Members Only Party'
"A Noise Extravaganza" 
- Revolver
Los Angeles, CA (July 17, 2018) — Fans of all things dark and mysterious will convene at the State Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on November 10th, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. for Cloak & Dagger 2018, a magical and immersive day-into-evening celebration featuring She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Black Mare, Boy Harsher, Tamaryn, and BOAN; plus, the US debut and only American appearance ever by “godfathers of techno” DAF (Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López and Robert Görl). This once-in-a-lifetime event is presented by Spaceland Presents, Restless Nites, and Cloak & Dagger. The multi-genre, darker spectrum sounds will be curated by DJ Adam 12 (Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge) and talent buyer Brian Tarney (Restless Nites). This will be the first show in 20 years at the State Theatre, the largest of the classic theaters on Broadway, and the first show since being converted back to a performance space from an old cult church.
This C&D event is a stand alone show, with plans to return in 2019 with the second Cloak & Dagger Festival.

Pivotal figures in the evolution of electronic music, DAF/Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft  have influenced industrial, techno, hip-hop, punk, and metal acts around the world since they formed in 1978 in Germany. Their combination of punk rock’s energy with live drums and synthesizers is often cited by purists like Steve Albini, who has said, "The electronic music I liked was radical and different, shit like the White Noise, Xenakis, Suicide, Kraftwerk, and the earliest stuff from Cabaret Voltaire, SPK and DAF. When that scene and those people got co-opted by dance/club music I felt like we’d lost a war.” This rare US appearance by DAF follows the release of their 40-year career-spanning box set in September. 

We are extremely excited to present the very first DAF performance in the United States ever, the same year they are celebrating their 40 year anniversary as a band,” says Bravin. “My band, She Wants Revenge, will be a part of the lineup again and we definitely have some surprises lined up for this show.”

She Wants Revenge emerged in 2003 and have since toured with Depeche Mode and the Psychedelic Furs, gaining new fans in 2015 when American Horror Story: Hotel licensed “Tear You Apart.” Also in 2015, Producer Michael Patterson and Bravin jumpstarted the Cloak & Dagger weekly party on Tuesday nights in Los Angeles to cater to the more sophisticated, “darker side of nightlife.” 

From a members-only weekly party in 2015, Cloak & Dagger grew into Cloak & Dagger : Dusk Til Dawn in 2017, a 2-day festival featuring headliners Jesus and Mary Chain, and KMFDM. Cloak & Dagger also have monthly events in Chicago and Mexico City, and have big plans for spring 2019, including expanding to other cities including London. While the music curation for these special events runs the gamut from pop to hip-hop to electronic and post-punk, they all share a dark edge that connects them across genres, attracting an audience that is similarly eclectic. Despite the emphasis on the darker side of things, Cloak & Dagger events are all about positive vibes and good energy. As with Cloak & Dagger’s weekly members-only parties, an all-black dress code is strongly encouraged. Guests are also expected to respect everyone’s personal space and to not go anywhere uninvited. 

Returning to recreate Cloak & Dagger’s magical, experiential world will be award-winning writer/director Annie Lesser, an expert in immersive and interactive performance. She will be joined by visual designer Adam LaBay, who most recently created the lighting and laser effects for Childish Gambino’s acclaimed Saturday Night Live performance. Together, they will craft the subliminally immersive environment that is the trademark of Cloak & Dagger’s weekly parties. “Annie started working with Cloak & Dagger in the very beginning of the weekly club. She has since become a well known, award winning writer/director. She wrote everything for the ‘Cloak & Dagger: Dusk Till Dawn Festival’ last year,” says Adam Bravin. “I feel like a lot of festivals are trying to do more immersive stuff, but they're just brushing the surface,” Annie said in 2017. “Having a music festival have its own story really feels like something that makes it stand out.” Guests will have access to two types of experiences: exclusive one-on-one storylines and a more subtle narrative, requiring guests to pay close attention to their surroundings in order to participate. Especially chosen guests will be led into experiences at any moment. Hidden stories and narratives add even more mystery to the experience. 

This is the level of experience that fans and members of Cloak & Dagger have come to expect, in addition to a roster stacked with amazing bands and DJ Adam 12’s genre-busting dark set. “After the success of Cloak & Dagger : Dusk Till Dawn in 2017, we are so excited to continue our relationship with Spaceland Presents and Restless Nites and offer our next collaboration in November of 2018,” says Bravin. “Together with Brian Tarney (RN) as well as Liz Garo and Mitchell Frank (SP) we’ve come up with a very special lineup for this show on November 10th at The State Theater, DTLA.” 
Cloak & Dagger at The State Theatre, DTLA
Saturday, November 10, 2018 
 703 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tickets Available Thursday July 19 at TicketFly
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About Cloak & Dagger 
Cloak & Dagger began as a weekly party in Hollywood in 2015. Founded by Michael Patterson and Adam Bravin (of She Wants Revenge), the private club caters to fans of all dark waves on the music spectrum. Their combination of immersive theatricality and cross-genre curation have made it one of the more popular parties in the country. Voted 'Best Members Only Club' in LA by LA Weekly, Cloak & Dagger is now in its third year and in its second year as annual day-to-night event and hosts events in Chicago and Mexico City, with plans to add more cities soon.
About Spaceland 
Is one of the most influential independent concert promotion firms in L.A producing over 800 concerts & events every year. Spaceland is known as innovative
concert promoter by blending cultural institutions and landmarks with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy.
Spaceland secures top-notch music talent for a collection of concert series throughout L.A which include; First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in Macarthur Park and MOCA Music. Spaceland also curates and co-produces the favorite summertime Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier, the three-day long Desert Daze musical festival in Lake Perris and LA's favorite block party Echo Park Rising.
In 2017, Spaceland expanded is footprint and produced two niche festivals in downtown L.A; vegan-themed Circle V and the inaugural dark wave inspired, Cloak and Dagger from Dusk til Dawn.
Spaceland Presents is the sister company to LA's music venues, The Echo, Echoplex and The Regent Theater and media company, DoLA.
About Restless Nites 
Restless Nites is the definitive curated event guide and promoter serving Los Angeles, New York, and beyond. Restless Nites exposes the best that nightlife has to offer to a loyal audience of music lovers, art buffs, film geeks, and more. Restless Nites produces and promotes a wide range of events with partners like Goldenvoice, LA Philharmonic, Spaceland Presents, Red Bull Sound Select and many more.
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