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.

deadmau5Over 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

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