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As the cold consumed the city of Chicago, the anticipation at 306 North Halsted grew heavily with the hopes of a wonderful opening night for the GENERATION WILD TOUR. And those hopes would soon turn into beautiful memories as the night proved to be a complete success.

We were graciously met up with Danny Avila and Mikael Weermets inside their immaculate tour bus outside the Hard Rock Hotel, just before the crew left for the inaugural night. And let me tell you, these guys are true class.

After the interviews were finished, we chatted for several minutes before we all made our trip over to The MID. Upon arriving there, their management ensured that we got in with no problems (even with my DC kicks J) and were brought straight backstage. The night commenced with Mikael Weermets on the decks, followed by New York’s own dBerrie. Next, came the young and energetic Avila, and to finish the night was Mr. Deniz Koyu. Each performer respectively played to their strengths with their varying sets, but the way in which they all complimented the artist before and after them, made for one cohesive unit of sound that exemplifies GENERATION WILD.

And if the artist names headlining the tour were not enough, the entire journey is being completely documented and photographed by KIRILL WAS HERE, otherwise described by MTV as “the most prominent nightlife photographer in America.” The interaction of the crowd, the artists and everything going on backstage was second to none and KIRILL did not miss a beat.

Check out our some of our photos below, as well as exclusive interviews with Danny Avila and Mikael Weermets, and be sure to follow the Generation Wild Tour on Facebook to get the latest news!