The tour, which kicked off in Miami on Sunday (Jan. 13), also coincides with the release of Pan-Pot's mobilee back to back documentary, a year-long tour diary covering their sets at some of Europe's biggest festivals and clubs.
The unlikely duo, Tassilo Ippenger, a former West German business administration student, and Thomas Benedix, a former East German army member, met in Berlin thanks to their mutual love for techno, and have since released over 16 releases over the last seven years.
As we gear up to check out their live show, Spinner RPM spoke with Pan-Pot about preparing for their U.S. tour, their favorite American cities, and more.
"We have a pretty nice standing in the U.S., but more underground than in Europe. As a matter of fact we have a U.S. visa now, so we'll come back more often and regular," Tasillo tells us, sounding enthusiastic about their trip.
"We have never been in Denver so far, so this will be exciting. San Francisco is also always like coming home as one of our really good friends, Clint Stewart, lives there. He always takes care of us like a father and takes us to the woods. NYC will be amazing, as we love the city and the vibe, very inspiring."
While many acts treat touring as an opportunity to get paid to party, Pan-Pot have a much different road trip in mind.
"I got myself a rental car and will make a short trip to the Grand Canyon between the gigs, and I got my holiday planed where I will spend some more days on Hawaii after the tour," Thomas explains. "Burning Man last year was already amazing, but crazy, and I am really looking forward to seeing some more of America's quiet places and nature."
Partying in America may leave much to be desired for a couple of Berlin techno vets, but a jaunt to Hawaii after checking out the Grand Canyon doesn't sound too bad.
Finally, Thomas reveals his must-have item for touring with Tassilo, and no, it's not a rubber raft, for boating in the crowd while pounding a vodka bottle full of water.
"I never forget a deck of cards and much practicing before the tour so I can beat Tassilo."