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BREAKING: Gareth Emery announces retirement from all-night sets

Gareth Emery announces final ever openXclose set!

“I am retiring from all-night sets so this will be the final openXclose show!” Gareth Emery has just announced via Instagram.

Gareth Emery has delivered mesmerising musical journeys across the globe with his epic openXclose extended sets since 2011. He’s performed marathon sets at venues like The Shrine in LA, Terminal 5 in New York, Electric Brixton in London, and most recently, Echostage in DC, lasting for hours, filled with plenty of hands-in-the-air action and plenty of feels!

But, all good things come to an end.

Today, the ‘Concrete Angel’ hit-maker has announced his retirement from the all-nighter style sets to focus more on creating new music, with his final ever openXclose show to be held at 45 East nightclub in Portland on Saturday October 12.

“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,” he revealed in his post today.

“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.”

Gareth Emery’s final ever openXclose show will take punters on an all­-encompassing journey across the spectrum of electronic dance music. Pre-register here.

See his full statement below.

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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.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Gaz xx⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ flyer pic by @ericm_nyc

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