Calvin Harris relives Stereosonic

Having just arrived in Australia to kick-start a tour with Rihanna – and thankfully a bunch of his own club shows around the country – UK electro-pop star Calvin Harris spoke out about his affection for the Australian audiences that welcomed his DJ transformation so warmly on 2010’s Stereosonic tour.

Talking to inthemix ahead of the tour, Calvin explained that Stereosonic was one of the first outings to test his DJ show and the way it was received in November lured him back for another taste of the Australian summer.

“The whole tour was amazing to be honest,” Calvin said of his festival trek with Stereosonic. “Australian crowds are always loads of fun so it was great to play in good weather and see so many people just going off every day.”

As well as the punters at each festival, Calvin Harris shouted out to his tour DJ buddies like Sebastian Ingrosso and Tiesto, the three of whom shared a very visible bromance on the main-stage from the looks of ITM’s Stereosonic photo galleries.

“It’s nice playing the touring festivals as you get to spend some time and chat to all the people involved over the whole week,” he said. “It’s always good to catch up with Tiesto, Ingrosso, Benassi, Afrojack and all the guys, they’re all great to spend time with.”

Beginning his club set activities this weekend, the charismatic Brit seemed amped to get back behind the decks telling inthemix that “there is a lot more room to let the show grow and build on it” than with his previous live act.

Calvin Harris Australian tour dates:

25th Feb – Family (Brisbane)

26th Feb – Superdisco @ The Prince (Melbourne)

27th Feb – Greenwood Hotel (Sydney)

5th March – Mardi Gras 2011 Dance Party @ The Hodern (Sydney) – Headlining act

6th March – Vanity Nightclub (Gold Coast)

10th March – Electric Circus (Adelaide)

11th March – Limelite @ Metropolis Fremantle (Perth)

13th March – Superdisco @ The Prince (Melbourne)