Fans of Calvin Harris may need to buy a plane ticket to Las Vegas if they want to catch a show anytime soon.
The Scottish singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ is known for filling dance floors around the world, but looks to be making a temporary home in Sin City thanks to a deal with Hakkasan Group.
The collaboration will see Harris work exclusively across the group’s portfolio of high-end restaurants and nightclubs for the next three years.
"Hakkasan Group's heritage in part goes right back to the '90s golden era of dance music and I am excited to be able to play a part in this next chapter of its story,” explained Harris.
“Its venues are some of the best in the world for dance music and the opportunity to be part of the wider group as it develops into other markets and sectors is a really exciting prospect for me as an artist. We have some great ideas up our sleeves."
In addition to the residency deal, the 31-year-old will also act as a music consultant for Hakkasan’s various brands, with the intention of refining and curating sounds for both venues and hotel spaces. According to Hakkasan, the deal is a part of its 'brand-first' philosophy, which is about creating world-class experiences that push the boundaries of hospitality.
"Calvin Harris' dedication, passion and creativity echo Hakkasan Group's approach to business so it's the perfect partnership for us. I have been involved in electronic music for many years now, so on a personal level it is hugely exciting to work with the leading international DJ talents,” said Neil Moffitt, CEO of Hakkasan Group.
“On a professional level, today's announcement is important in what it says about our Group: that we are committed to creating unbeatable experiences for our guests," he added.
The company is expanding rapidly with a steady trickle of openings and expansions in the US, Middle East and East Asia, along with the renovation of PURE Nightclub at Caesars in Las Vegas, set to reopen as Omnia. A total of 15 new venues are scheduled to open globally in the coming year.
Another bold move from Hakkasan was the recent tie-up with MGM Resorts International, which formed MGM Hakkasan Hospitality. That collaboration will see a new 200-room boutique hotel open on the Palm in Dubai – opening 2017.