“XYZ” can refer to several things such as the top-level domain name or the 80’s hard rock band. It’s also the latest single from world-renowned electronic musician deadmau5 released today, June 17. Fast tracking synths and driving beats dominate as a nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental, serving as the lead single from the We Are Friends Vol. 11 label compilation due out on mau5trap later this year.
Listen to deadmau5’ “XYZ” now: https://wearefriend5.ffm.to/waf11
Since 2012, We Are Friends (WAF) has been a music compilation series with the clear idea of giving airtime to fresh, newly discovered talent from deadmau5’ mau5trap label. With its 11th edition due to arrive later this year and new singles to drop from the label’s key and rising players before then leading with “XYZ,” the mau5trap family is celebrating the milestone with its first-ever branded tour: deadmau5 presents We Are Friends. Headlined by deadmau5, NERO (DJ set) will support on all shows with Kasablanca, Lamorn and more friends TBA on select dates.
Presented with Live Nation, the WAF trek kicks off July 15 in Philadelphia at The Met and will take deadmau5 and friends across the U.S. through December with stops in Madison, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Boston. Also included are stops at iconic venues such as The Gorge in Washington and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Look for more dates to be announced.
Dates for the deadmau5 presents We Are Friends tour are:
Fri Jul 15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met
Thu Jul 21 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
Sat Jul 30 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
Sat Aug 20 - Washington, DC - Echostage
Sat Aug 27 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre
Sat Sep 17 - Buffalo, NY - Outer Harbor Buffalo
Fri Sep 23 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sat Oct 01 - Cincinnati, OH - ICON Music Center (indoors)
Sat Oct 08 - Indianapolis, IN - TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park
Sat Oct 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre
Fri Oct 21 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic
Fri Nov 04 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Nov 05 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Nov 12 - TBD
Sat Nov 19 - TBD
Fri Nov 25 - TBD
Fri Dec 16 - Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway