DEADMAU5 RETURNS W/ 'FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME'
His name may conjure up images of a lifeless rodent, but the Canadian born self- confessed techno geek otherwise known as DEADMAU5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) punches like a heavyweight. On September 22, the Grammy-nominated, Juno Award-winning electronic music sensation who has racked up more than 5,000,000 hits on MySpace will unleash his second album for ULTRA Records--titled FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME--and then set off on a massive fall tour throughout North America.
Over the last two years, DEADMAU5 has gone from near obscurity to becoming a superstar as an innovative live performer. This past spring he sold out two nights at New York City’s Webster Hall and one night at Hollywood, CA’s legendary 4,000- capacity Palladium. This summer he’ll perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Electric Zoo in New York, Glastonbury in the U.K. and a host of other European festivals. In the fall, he’ll launch his mammoth world-wide ‘For Lack Of A Better Name’ tour encompassing over 30 dates in North America alone, including the headlining slot on the highly anticipated annual HARD Halloween event taking place at The Forum in Los Angeles.
The trek will kick off September 23 at Ritual in Ottowa, the day after For Lack Of A Better Name drops in both Canada and the U.S. The non-stop routing will take DEADMAU5 through markets up and down both seaboards and throughout the interior of both countries with stops in his hometown of Toronto, San Francisco, Denver, Little Rock and everywhere in between, all while wearing his signature custom-made mau5head. The complete listing of tour markets follows below.
On For Lack Of A Better Name, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2008 debut Random Album Title, DEADMAU5 takes a different turn by incorporating various styles of music into multi-blocks of songs. The album will include “Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff,” featuring Pendulum’s Rob Swire, and the title track, both of which he’ll perform on tour. Further details about the album will be unveiled at a later date.
Meanwhile, the video for DEADMAU5 and Kaskade’s club smash “I Remember” continues to make waves. Already garnering over 500K views on YouTube, the video has been favored by the likes of AOL as the Video of the Day and featured by both MySpace US and UK. Shot in Manchester, U.K., the video stars favorite actor Stephen Graham (This is England, Snatch). View the full length ten minute video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRj91VZG4Dw.
DEADMAU5’s tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sun 8/2 Wasaga Beach, ON The Dome
Wed 8/5 Niagara Falls, ON Dragonfly
Fri 8/7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Sat 8/8 Miami Beach, FL Mansion Night Club
Sun 8/9 Chicago, IL Grant Park - Lollapalooza
Wed 9/2 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Thu 9/3 Charlotte, NC The Forum
Fri 9/4 San Juan, PR The Arena at Pier 10
Sat 9/5 New York, NY Randalls Island – Electric Zoo
Sun 9/6 El Paso, TX Club 101
Mon 9/7 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
The ‘For Lack Of A Better Name’ world tour dates in North America are:
Wed 9/23 Ottawa, ON Ritual
Thu 9/24 Quebec City Dagobert Night Club
Fri 9/25 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Sat 9/26 Toronto, ON The Guvernment
Tue 9/29 Winnipeg, MB Republic Nightclub
Wed 9/30 Calgary, AB Flames Central
Thu 10/1 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Edmonton Events Centre
Sat 10/3 Seattle, WA Showbox at the SODO
Wed 10/28 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Thu 10/29 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom
Sat 10/31 Los Angeles, CA HARD @ The Forum
Sun 11/1 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Mon 11/2 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Wed 11/4 Denver, CO The Ogden
Fri 11/6 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Sat 11/7 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Sun 11/8 Houston, TX House of Blues
Tue 11/10 Little Rock, AR The Village
Wed 11/11 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Thu 11/12 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Fri 11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
Sun 11/15 Tampa, FL The Ritz
Tue 11/17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Wed 11/18 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Thu 11/19 Nashville, TN Limelight
Sat 11/21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Sun 11/22 Philadelphia, PA TLA
Mon 11/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue 11/24 Boston, MA Roxy Boston