After immense success spanning over a decade, Diamanté Anthony Blackmon, otherwise known as Carnage, has announced his retirement from music and touring. The globally-renowned artist will embark on a 5-show grand finale tour known as “Carnage & Rare Presents: Thank You”.
These shows will be the last time fans can experience a CARNAGE performance. To bring the evolution of Carnage around in a full circle, he is heading back to the venues and cities that catapulted his career over a decade ago. Tickets go on sale this Monday, details can be found on ThankYouCarnage.com
Taking over Avalon (LA) for the last time on May 26th, Carnage will pay homage to the west coast club that gave him his first headline booking before becoming one of the largest acts to ever grace the stage. On May 28th, Carnage will return to Webster Hall (NY), the venue that hosted his first sold-out show in New York, with celebrity guest appearances from acts like Tiësto dating back as far as 2013.
On May 30th, Carnage wraps up his North American existence at Stereo Live Houston for his true final performance. A very special market and venue for Carnage and Diamanté personally. Before hanging up the jersey forever, Carnage will head to Australia for his two final festival performances on June 4th (Sydney) and 11th (Gold Coast) at Lunar Electric Festival.
Diamanté Anthony Blackmon is the American Dream. Diamanté grew up in Guatemala but returned to the US at just 10 years old speaking very little English. Against all odds, Diamanté grew into Carnage, one of the most dominant musical superstars in the world.
Carnage broke onto the scene in 2012 when he self uploaded his first song, “Teke Teke”, onto YouTube. In that same year, Carnage produced records for the then-unknown rapper G-Eazy such as “Loaded” and “Down For Me”. Shortly thereafter Carnage released his first major single “Michael Jordan” quickly slingshotting Carnage to stardom.
Known as a larger-than-life DJ and a trap music sensation, Carnage quickly transcended dance music and became an artist every major hip-hop and pop name wanted to work with. Having collaborated with the likes of Drake, G-Eazy, Migos, Mac Miller, Lil Pump, Steve Aoki, Tyga, XXXTentacion, and many more, the Carnage legacy will live on through his extensive and highly-influential music catalog.
Carnage’s relentless touring schedule brought his inimitable live shows to over 10 million fans globally at 1,200+ shows rocking the stages of Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, and Tomorrowland, all while producing his debut studio album Papi Gordo which instantly became the #1 Dance Album in the United States.
At its peak, hit song ‘I Like Tuh’ with ILoveMakonnen became a top 30 track on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became RIAA-Gold certified, while ‘Bricks’, ‘Toca’ and ‘WDYW’ topped charts worldwide. With a combined steam count of over 2 Billion, Carnage remains one of the most versatile producers to cross over between hip-hop and dance music as seamlessly as he does.
Carnage Reveals Final Ever RETIREMENT ‘Thank You’ Shows
Tour Dates Here:
Los Angeles // May 26th
New York // May 28th
Houston // May 30th
Australia // June 4th
Australia // June 11th