National U.S. Tour Launching July 15th In Philadelphia
Featuring deadmau5 With Special Guest Support Nero (DJ Set), Kasablanca, Lamorn, And Other Friends
Tickets On Sale Thursday, April 28th At 10:00 AM Local At Livenation.com
deadmau5 Teams With Fandiem In Support Of The ASPCA Donate To Win A Trip To ‘Friends In Miami: The Ultimate Miami Basel Adventure’
‘We Are Friends (VOL 11)’ Compilation To Arrive Later This Year On mau5trap
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, 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 Bensley, BlackGummy, EDDIE, HNTR, LUPA, Morgin Madison and No Mana on select dates.
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 in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 28 at 10:00am local time at livenation.com.
deadmau5 is proud to partner with Fandiem throughout the WAF tour to inspire his fans to give back and win a chance for ‘Friends in Miami: The Ultimate Miami Basel Adventure.’ In support of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), deadmau5 fans can get involved and Donate to Win at the time of ticket purchase, in person across all tour stops, and online via https://fandiem.com/sweeps/deadmau5. Fans (21+ only) are automatically entered for a chance to win:
- GRAND PRIZE: One (1) grand prize winner will receive round trip travel for two (2) to Miami Beach, FL + hotel accommodations, an exclusive jet ski adventure with deadmau5 (winner + guest), two (2) guest list passes for the deadmau5 show in Miami, a photo opportunity with deadmau5, two (2) priority access passes to the mau5hop Miami pop-up during Basel, a custom-designed and autographed mau5head, and merch bundle.
- RUNNER UP: One (1) runner up winner will receive two (2) guest list passes to a non-festival show of their choice (General admission, backstage access not included) and a special deadmau5 merch package.
- Anyone that donates $100 or more and will get a custom deadmau5 lapel pin.
For the tour, deadmau5—who is always active in the metaverse—is offering on April 26 ‘Market Lunchin,’ a new NFT drop with MakersPlace, the premier marketplace for rare and authentic digital artworks. The ‘1 of 1’ piece is part of a series of seven 1 of 1’s, with each owner receiving guestlist access to every single show on the tour. View the full collection here. deadmau5 is also putting aside a limited number of guestlist spots for each show to offer holders of his head5 collection. All attendees at each show will be gifted an NFT badge commemorating the tour. Look for unique opportunities throughout the tour for deadmau5 NFT holders including metaverse afterparties, unlocked new music and more.
The tour is also offering a limited number of WAF Tour Experience packages as a ticket add-on for each city. The package includes perks like a meet & greet with deadmau5, photo opportunity, early entry, merch bundle, a city specific digital badge and more. WAF Tour Experience packages are available for purchase only at www.mau5hop.com.
Dates for the deadmau5 presets 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 10 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre^+
Sat Sep 17 Buffalo, NY Outer Harbor Buffalo^#
Fri Sep 23 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island^<
Sat Oct 01 Cincinnati, OH The Andrew J Brady Music Center^#
Sat Oct 08 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park^#
Sat Oct 15 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre^#+
Fri Oct 21 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium^#-
Fri Nov 04 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*^+<
Sat Nov 05 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*^+<
Fri Dec 16 Boston, MA MGM Music Hall at Fenway^#<
* AEG Co-Promotion
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Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People and “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.
Over a decade since its formation, mau5trap—the independent label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5—has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre- defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade,” placing it in the Top 10. It has served as an influential platform for dance music heavyweights such as Zedd, Feed Me, REZZ, Moguai, Noisia, Chris Lake, i_o and many more. A combination of electronic music, techno, progressive, electro, and leftfield sounds, the label acts as a hotbed for rising talent such as Lamorn, Kasablanca, Morgin Madison, No Mana, BlackGummy, and more.
NERO are a three-piece band from London, consisting of producers Daniel Stephens, Joseph Ray, and vocalist Alana Watson. Their #1 debut album Welcome Reality went platinum in 2011, alongside winning a Grammy for single “Promises.” Their second studio album Between II Worlds was released in 2015. NERO worked with Baz Luhrmann on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, have produced for Muse, have multiple collaborations with Skrillex, and scored the first of its kind – ‘A Dubstep Symphony’ performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra broadcast live on Radio 1. They broke their silence in December of 2018 with a new single “Lullaby” and are now currently in the studio writing the follow up to it. Longtime friends of the mau5trap family, NERO remixed deadmau5 2x platinum smash “Ghosts N Stuff” and have supported him on various shows including most recently the epic Day of the deadmau5 Miami 2021 line up.
Self-described as an “Audio visual experience,” not much is known about Kasablanca other than it’s a moniker of two veteran producers. Their musical identity comes from their use of melodic retro textures combined with the rhythmic fundamentals of house & techno. Blending genres and influences like Rufus De Soul, Eric Prydz & ARTBAT with the attitude of acts like Justice and Kavinsky, their debut EP, “Human Learning,” garnered the support of underground and main stage DJ’s alike. 2020 also saw them collaborating with Lane 8 on their massive success single “Run” garnering over 15 million streams and earning them a coveted #1 airplay spot on SiriusXM’s BPM station. In 2021, Kasablanca gave fans an idea of what to expect during their live performances, debuting their live show setup during a worldwide stream broadcast in partnership with DJ MAG. Later that year, Kasablanca joined up with mau5trap to release their two-track single “Cronus / Volition.” The identity of Kasablanca may be hidden, but you can expect their signature sounds to be heard in underground clubs and main stages around the globe.
With a sound defined by both the thrill of the future and potent nostalgia, mau5trap artist Lamorn defies the boundaries of electronic music. At just 19-years-old, Lamorn’s musical prowess knows no limits — he’s a bright-eyed multi-instrumentalist with the world at his fingertips. Those who seek warmth and exhilaration will find a home within Lamorn’s blossoming catalog, a collection of songs marked by radiant melodies and innovative electronic elements. Once Lamorn kicked off his artist project in 2019, his captivating, contemporary sound made its way into the hearts of some of the most notable artists in dance music: Lamorn developed a friendship with deadmau5 thanks to tuning into his mau5trap Monday’s live stream and submitting a demo for review. After exchanging music with one another for a couple of weeks, Lamorn submitted a production that moved deadmau5 so much that he decided to sign Lamorn on the spot — this event sparked a professional relationship between the two, resulting in Lamorn’s new home with mau5trap. What’s more, just before becoming involved with deadmau5 and his imprint, Lamorn submitted a remix for ATTLAS’ remix competition for his single “Half Light” featuring Alisa Xayalith — Lamorn won, which landed him a spot on the official remix EP for the single in 2020. To round out the year, Lamorn released an official remix of deadmau5 and Kiesza’s hit single “Bridged By A Lightwave.” In 2021 he released his debut EP Encore to high critical acclaim, followed by a remix of deadmau5 & Foster The People’s “Hyperlandia.”
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