Ready Fusionites? There’s some news on the street… Nero was scheduled to be on Madonna’s MDNA North American Tour this fall, and pulled out of the tour. “We’re sorry to announce we will not be touring with Madonna later this summer – apologies to any fans who bought tickets,” Nero posted on Facebook. “Instead we’ll be spending the much-needed time in the studio working on our second album. New music coming soon.”
Nero, artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, were scheduled join Madonna for the North American leg of her MDNA Tour in the fall, but the duo has since announced they will no longer be the support act on the tour
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Want some more info on Nero? There’s some really interesting biography info over at Electronic Dance Music.com, or you can view some of the highlights I’ve collected for you here…
Nero was formed in 2004 based out of London, England. The group consists of duo Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, with Alana Watson occasionally stepping in on vocals since 2008. Though producers of Drum and Bass and House , Nero is best know for their contributions to Dubstep.
Stephens and Ray, both born in 1984, grew up in suburban Northwood, London and were introduced by a mutual friends when they were 15. Ray was trained in classicalguitar and Stephens played cello. Both Stephens and Ray had been inspired by various DJs and Electronic groups and set up a studio in Stephens‘ bedroom where it all began.
Aside from their own work and remixes of other Dubstep artists such as Chase & Status, La Roux, Skrillex, Rusko, Skream, The Streets, Booty Love, Calvin Harris and Enter Shikari, Nero has also worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. In collaboration with the Philharmonic Orchestra, they performed a piece known as “Symphony 2808,” creating a unique merger between Classical and Modern music, and opening a path for even more growth in the Dubstep genre.