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Steve Aoki gives back by putting on a free show in Downtown LA

Let the city of Los Angeles eat cake! Steve Aoki, a southern California native, has partnered with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to put on “LAoki,” a free show on May 16th in Downtown L.A. To gain free admission, attendees must sign up for Garcetti’s Volunteer Corps initiative. According to the Los Angeles Mayor’s website, “The Mayor’s Volunteer Corps connects people with meaningful volunteer opportunities that support Mayor Garcetti’s objectives to revitalize Los Angeles, strengthen neighborhoods, improve the workforce, and inspire civic pride in all Angelenos—resulting in real, measurable, long-term change for the residents of Los Angeles.”


“LAoki” is tied to the celebration of Aoki’s new studio album, Neon Future II, with the release date set for May 12, 2015. This album is sure to make a huge splash, as it features collaborations with Moxie, Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, NERVO, Levi Dylan, and many more. While the free show, which Aoki’s management reports Steve himself is fronting the cost of, is a great way to promote the new album, Aoki’s reason for putting it on goes much deeper than that.

“My whole career was built in Los Angeles, so it only made sense to do the biggest show of my life on the streets of downtown, just blocks from my label Dim Mak’s homebase,” Aoki said in a statement. “Making it a free show is my thank you to the city that’s given me so much, but I also felt it was important to encourage others to give back as well.” You can check out all the details at

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