LMFAO Discuss Musical Inspirations, Announce North American Tour

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Since last summer, LMFAO have been blowing up the charts. Their No. 1 hit, “Party Rock Anthem” introduced them to the music world and they continue to impress with the energetic “Sexy and I Know It.”

Recently, the duo’s Redfoo confessed that their performance at the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna was a dream come true.

“If Michael Jackson is our number one, Madonna is the number-two inspiration for everything LMFAO does,” Redfoo told Rolling Stone.

“I don’t know how many people were in the stadium, but they didn’t exist. All that existed was me and Madonna. In rehearsal, she said, ‘If you were working out more, you could lift me a little easier.’ Her biceps were way more cut up than mine. She was like, ‘Get a jump-rope.'”

Redfoo is the son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. So, he is no stranger to the music scene. Growing up he saw Smokey Robinson frequently as well as Run-DMC and Michael Jackson.

“The first time I remember meeting Michael Jackson was at my dad’s house for the Motown 25th after party,” he said. “He was nerdy and sweet and the nicest person in the world.”

Redfoo wrote the hook to “Party Rock Anthem” and explained that once he changed “Everybody’s gonna have a good time” to “Everybody just have a good time,” the song took shape.

“That ‘just’ was key. I made it a command, to focus people on what to do now that we’re here together. Our lyrics are very calculated, even if they appear simple,” he said.

With tour dates just released for LMFAO’s “Sorry For The Party Rocking Trek” the duo’s mission to “make the world a party planet” is coming to fruition. To see if they’re coming to your town, see the tour dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday.

May 22: Columbus, OH (Nationwide Arena)
May 23: Detroit, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
May 25: Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
May 26: Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
May 28: Denver, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
May 30: Salt Lake City, UT (Maverik Center)
June 1: Spokane, WA (Spokane Arena)
June 2: Seattle, WA (KeyArena)
June 5: Los Angeles, CA (STAPLES Center)
June 6: Sacramento, CA (Power Balance Pavilion)
June 8: Oakland, CA (ORACLE Arena)
June 9: San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center)
June 12: Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
June 13: Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
June 15: Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
June 19: Charlotte, NC (Bojangles’ Coliseum)
June 20: Atlanta, GA (Philips Arena)
June 22: Miami, FL (AmericanAirlines Arena)
June 23: Orlando, FL (Amway Center)
June 25: Washington, DC (Patriot Center)
June 26: Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
June 28: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
June 29: Newark, NJ (Prudential Center)
June 30: Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
July 1: Worcester, MA (DCU Center)
July 4: Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)

– Annie Reuter, CBS Local/New York

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