Devin Tailes is no stranger to the spotlight.
The 2007 Sierra High grad has been making waves in the music world ever since making the move down to Los Angeles to pursue what had always been a dream.
Now that she has become a national name thanks to her appearance on the Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” – a song that uses a sample created by Dev, as she’s known in the music world – the budding superstar recently went out on tour to open up for esteemed R&B recording artist Usher.
The 17-date tour will wind through Sacramento with a stop at the Power Balance Pavilion on May 28 and San Jose with a show at the HP Pavilion on May 2 . It will give local fans that have long supported for foray into the music world the chance to see her break into the big time.
The Cataracs – the production duo consisting of Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar and David “Campa” Benjamin Singer-Vine – will join Dev on 17 shows throughout the tour. Despite being separate entities they will perform together. The duo has helped the young starlet launch her career, and according to an interview for Billboard.com, they remain focused on making her a star.
“The Cataracs and I have a really cool live performance set up, and a lot of our songs are featuring each other, so it works out really well,” she told the industry magazine. “It’ll be 20 minutes of hotness.”
Dev’s first album – expected to be titled “The Night the Sun Came Up” – is slated to be released in September. Both Dev and the Cataracs spent most of January in Costa Rica recording the tracks that will be included once it drops.
“It’s really important that Dev has a great album that gives people an honest version of who she is,” Hollowell-Dhar told Billboard. “The album won’t be all club songs; there’s going to be a lot of surprises.”
After Dev released the Ethan Lader-directed video for her track “Booty Bounce,” The Far East Movement optioned the sample and included her vocals on the song that shot up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The dance-heavy song made the up-and-coming artist a household name, and charted at No. 1 in New Zealand and South Korea and No. 2 in Australia and Belgium.
Tickets for the Sacramento show can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, and tickets for the San Jose show can be purchased by visiting www.pavilionboxoffice.com.