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DEADMAU5 North American Tour

Friday, May 14th, 2010



Deadmau5 debuts his new LED mau5head and festival show at Coachella April 16, 2010.
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With the news that his current single “Ghosts ‘N Stuff” (Ultra Records), featuring Pendulum’s Rob Swire, hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart, three time Juno Award winner DEADMAU5 announced he will return to North America this summer for a round of high-profile appearances.  Consisting of over 20 dates which launch May 29 at the Sasquatch Music Festival in Washington state, the electronic music producer and performer will tour his innovative festival show featuring stunning high-end production and the new LED-activated mau5head. Highlights on the routing include a headlining slot on Los Angeles’ Electric Daisy Carnival bill (Friday, June 25), as well as featured sets at Bonnaroo in Tennessee (Saturday, June 12), Stadium Green at Soldier Field in Chicago (Friday, July 2), PNE Coliseum in Vancouver, BC (Saturday, July 10) and the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal, QC (Sunday, August 1).

Along the tour route, DEADMAU5 will also perform a few ‘Unhooked’ shows. “Deadmau5 unhooked will mean no massive stage and no LED mau5head,” he says.  “There will still be some form of production, LED screen and lights and all that stuff… but  at some shows it just won’t be possible to supply the LED head of the huge new stage because of travel and routing. That thing isn’t exactly portable!! On the upside, ‘Unhooked’ sets tend to be longer and more diverse.”

DEADMAU5’s new festival show was one of the most talked about performances upon its debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last month, receiving praise in the media (see quotes below). He was also featured in the Los Angeles Times, appearing on the cover of the “Calendar” section (Friday, April 16, 2010).  In the story, Evelyn McDonnell wrote: “…deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead-mouse’) is poised to become 2010′s most talked-about dance act and will bust out the stage prop to prove it.”

“BEST STAGE EFFECTS: DEADMAU5        Like a Lite-Brite with a short fuse, this electronic music performer’s onstage visuals pulsed, glowed, and had a giant crowd exploding in ecstasy with each ebb and flow of his music. It was a sight to see: a 15-foot tall cubic structure stood on its corner, as its sides projected a tangle of multi-colored dots, lines, and other form-shifting shapes. Huge screens in the background blasted even more visuals, and the man born Joel Thomas Zimmerman stood atop the structure in a mouse outfit that was equipped with lights. Nominated for a Grammy and the winner of multiple Canadian Juno Awards, Zimmerman’s dance anthems are, as one glowstick-wielding dancer put it, ‘Hella catchy.’ You could say that again. Thousands of fans were certainly hooked Friday night at the Sahara Tent.” — William Goodman, SPIN.COM (April 17, 2010)

“The night for the party people ended around 1 a.m. with an amazing, high-energy performance and electronics spectacle from dance-master deadmau5.” – Angela Watercutter, WIRED.COM (April 20, 2010)

“…Mr. Mau5 is a headliner at global music festivals, and he’s evolved to live up to the billing by presenting an electrifying set of bombastic lights and razor-edged electro-house Friday night at Coachella. Deadmau5, in his signature mouse-ears costume, blasted the festival’s Sahara tent with sound and light like a radiologist zaps your bones.” – Dennis Romero, (April 17, 2010)

“…deadmau5 offered up a fantastically visual and less commercial (ahem… Jay-Z) brand of dance party that kept adrenaline rushing and bodies gyrating until the final moments of this first cosmic Coachella evening.” – David Hall, The Orange County Register (online; April 17, 2010)

“…Deadmau5  got the after party going in the Sahara Tent with an epic performance and stage show…The enraptured audience pulsated with the music as glow sticks waved in the air, wide-eyed girls were entranced by the movement of LED light gloves, and some fans even took to the tent poles and rafters to show their excitement. Deadmau5 commanded the crowd behind a crazy trippy mouse helmet that displayed an LED light show on the front, showing everything from a happy mouse face, to a melting mouse face, to hypnotizing geometrical patterns as hypnotizing as the mixes Deadmau5 crafted.” – (April 2010)

DEADMAU5’s tour dates in North America this summer are:

Sat 5/29 Quincy, WA The Gorge Amphitheater – Sasquatch Festival (Full)
Sun 5/30 San Diego, CA Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (Unhooked)
Sun 5/30 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vanity (Unhooked)
Mon 5/31 Las Vegas, NV Wet Republic (Unhooked)
Fri 6/4 Santo Domingo, DR The Cave (Unhooked)
Sat 6/5 San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Convention Center (Unhooked)
Sat 6/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival (Full)
Fri 6/25 Los Angeles, CA Electric Daisy Carnival – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park (Full)
Wed 6/30 Toronto, ON Kool Haus (Full)
Thu 7/1 Ottawa, ON Parliament Ultra Club (Full)
Fri 7/2 Chicago, IL Stadium Green at Soldier Field (Full)
Sat 7/3 Detroit, MI The Fillmore (Full)
Mon 7/5 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s Atlantic City – The Pool (Unhooked)
Tue 7/6 Calgary, AB Flames Central (Full)
Fri 7/9 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Center (Unhooked)
Sat 7/10 Vancouver, BC PNE Coliseum (Full)
Sun 7/11 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Waterfront Park (Full)
Fri 7/16 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater – Global Dance (Full)
Sat 7/17 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air (Full)
Wed 7/21 Boston, MA House of Blues (Full)
Sat 7/24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (Full)
Tue 7/27 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre (Full)
Wed 7/28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club (Full)
Sun 8/1 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (Full)e


Friday, May 14th, 2010
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Be sure and check out the review of “The Mall & Misery” and find out what the young panel has to say. James and Brian present themselves as focus group moderators and the band’s true identity was never revealed to protect the innocent.

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Tue-May-18-10 San Diego – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
Wed-May-19-10 Los Angeles – Henry Fonda Theatre
Fri-May-21-10 San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
Mon-May-24-10 Portland – Wonder Ballroom
Tue-May-25-10 Seattle – Showbox at the Market
Wed-May-26-10 Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
Sat-May-29-10 Denver – Gothic Theatre
Mon-May-31-10 Chicago – Vic Theater
Tue-Jun-01-10 Detroit – St. Andrews Hall
Wed-Jun-02-10 Toronto – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Fri-Jun-04-10 Boston – Royale NightClub
Sat-Jun-05-10 NY – The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
Sun-Jun-06-10 Philadelphia – Electric Factory
Mon-Jun-07-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Thu-Jun-10-10 Atlanta – Center Stage
Fri-Jun-11-10 Athens – 40 Watt Club

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“Keys to the Barn” Sweepstakes!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

“Keys to the Barn” Winner plus 10 friends will receive:

• Tickets to the Bonnaroo 2010 Music & Arts Festival
• Roundtrip transportation to and from the fest
• Sleep accommodations via private access to the Fuse Barn (complete with Air Conditioning, Power Generator, Private Restrooms)
• Meet-and-Greet with Bonnaroo 2010 artist and acclaimed LA rock group, Dawes
• Free Twix product throughout the festival weekend

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Winner of Sweepstakes and Friends

To Get a Private Meet and Greet With Band

Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network, and TWIX® Brand announced today that rock band Dawes will make an appearance at the Fuse/TWIX® Barn this summer at Bonnaroo. The band, composed of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Alex Casnoff, will be performing at Bonnaroo and are scheduled for a private meet and greet with the winner of the “Fuse and TWIX® Keys to the Barn Sweepstakes.” The Los Angeles-based band recently released their debut album, North Hills, featuring tunes described as graceful and poetic Southern-tinged rock with an LA influence.

The sweepstakes offers music fans a unique experience to enjoy Bonnaroo in style. Festival lovers can log onto to to enter, and the winner plus ten friends (open to legal residents of the contiguous U.S. & D.C., age 21 years or older as of date of entry) will receive tickets to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, roundtrip transportation arriving June 10 and departing June 13, exclusive access to the air-conditioned Fuse/TWIX® Barn and TWIX® product.

As the exclusive broadcast partner, Fuse will air footage from Bonnaroo in three special one-hour episodes featuring highlight performances from the festival. Fuse will also air “Fuse and TWIX® Festival Reports” on-air and online on both and The “Festival Reports” will provide viewers with a recap of exclusive content from the best festival happenings of the summer.

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennesseeevery June. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of other artists and comedians.

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About Fuse

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at

About Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo was conceived in 2002 and continues to make a strong impact on the American music industry. It has served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. A creative and cultural mega-success, Bonnaroo has also featured a staggeringly diverse range of world-class acts such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Metallica, Neil Young, Radiohead, Willie Nelson, The Police, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Merle Haggard, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Widespread Panic, Death Cab For Cutie, Al Green, Elvis Costello, Amadou and Mariam, Beck, Against Me!, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, The Mars Volta, Common, Burning Spear, the Flaming Lips, among so many others.

The festival is also starting to make quite an impact on the comedy industry as well, as it has featured some of today’s best comedians working today. From Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Flight of the Concords, David Cross and Fred Armisen to Jimmy Fallon, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, Janeane Garofalo, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver and Brian Posehn, Bonnaroo is now considered to be an essential play for every comedian both established and on the rise.


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Lotus Live at The Royal Oak Music Theatre 2/25/10

Video Production, Editing : Raymond Grubb


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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A new double CD featuring some of the best of British new talent is being released by campaign and advice group A Greener Festival with bands tipped from bookers at six of Britain’s best loved festivals including the City Showcase, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, T-in-the-Park, Kendal Calling and Solfest. FESTIVAL HARVEST will be released as a limited edition double CD and will carry the IG (Industry Green) mark, the award from cross music industry climate change initiative Julies Bicycle which identifies a product as committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The album, manufactured by Disc Manufacturing Services, will dispense with the plastic jewel case and will be sold only in 100% card sleeves. The album will also be available to download.

Featured bands include the recently crowned Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition winners Ellen & The Escapades, UK Festival Awards critic nominees Yearner Babies, The Orkid, the outstanding four piece girl band from Plymouth, Lykez, the brilliant and innovative urban act from London, Doncaster’s hot new talent The Beaus along with outstanding contributions from Fangs and A Band Called Quinn, both from Scotland

A Greener Festival co-founder Ben Challis who compiled the album said “Working with six of the top music festivals and two regional music initiatives really unearthed some magical talent. Its an added bonus for us that they all have agreed to support green festivals and the fight against climate change.”

Asked about the bands on the album, producer Luke Westbury said “We asked everyone to put forward their top tips – in any genre – and it was interesting to see that some of the acts like Lincoln’s Changing Horses, Kent’s Tom Williams & The Boat and Leeds based Tiger Shadow were tipped by two or more different festivals. Regional music groups Music South West and Doncaster Music Week both put forward some fantastic choices and the festivals’ choices, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park and City Showcase, really helped us to cover the length and breadth of Britain in our search for the best new talent. Many of the acts will be playing live at Festivals across the Britain this year. The double album features 28 acts – representing the 28 week UK festival season that runs from the 5th March (Cwlym Celtaidd, Porthcawl) to the 19th September (Alchemy Festival, Lincolnshire) according to the leading festival website, .

Festival Harvest will be officially launched at the Great Escape festival and music convention in Brighton on the 14th May. Release Date June 1st as a download and double CD.

This album has been produced to support the work of A Greener Festival, the campaign and advice group that aims to reduce the environmental impact of music festivals around the world in the fight against climate change and pollution. You can find out more at .

This Album has been packaged in recyclable card to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has been certified for the IG mark (Industry Green, see

Acts featured on FESTIVAL HARVEST include:

Ellen And The Escapades

Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition winners, Leeds based Ellen & The Escapades are “dragging the folk rock and psychedelic pop of the late ’60s into the present” and sound “like a youthful Kirsty McColl, with clever, catchy pop songs and some reeling melodies, not to mention the occasional harmonica”.

My Luminaries

Hailing from East London, with a penchant for melodramatic keyboards, and chunky guitars, My Luminaries already won a slot at Glastonbury 2010 with their melodic guitar-laced anthems.

Scott Raba and the Ace

Scott’s influences range from Bob Dylan to artists like the Manic Street Preachers which have helped him to develop a strong sense of melody set off by strong vocals and great story-telling. Every song boasts warm melodies and passionate lyrics!


“Set to follow Dizzee Rascal and Wiley into the big leagues”. Dazed and Confused

The Morning Orchestra

The Morning Orchestra are one of Brighton’s finest young acts, playing their own infectious brand of “Sunshine Pop”. The groups 50′s and 60′s influenced sound is “retro yet refreshing” with the soulful voice of singer David Yeoman putting melody at the forefront of their music. With harmonies galore, shaking rhythms and down-right dirty guitars, The Morning Orchestra present an eclectic mix not to be missed.

The Secret Cinema Band

Centred around the soulful croon of Laurent Francis John, The Secret Cinema Band have the key to melancholy and moody yearning. Using a selection of odd sounds – bass violin, electronic toys – to add flavour to their emotional tunes, they produce epic moments with undeniable hooks.

Tiger Shadow

There’s a trip hop groove holding this Leeds trio together with some witty conversational raps laid over evocative guitar and insistent rhythms. Their songs sound amazingly familiar and the mid-paced shuffle and warm vocal make Tiger Shadow feel like an old friend it’s good to hear again.

Tom Williams And The Boat

Feted by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens in 2009 and buoyed by festival appearances throughout the summer, Tom Williams And The Boat release a new single, ‘Concentrate’ on 8 March. Tom is appearing as special guest on the Chris TT and Stornoway upcoming tours. “Tom’s taken a giant step forward” – Spinner


1. ELLEN & THE ESCAPADES Without You (Smith/Schneider/Quick/Warrender/Calder) 2:59

2. CHANGING HORSES Cut All Strings (Birtill/Cullen) 3:36

3. MIRRORS Lights and Offerings (Mirrors) 4:29

4. SCOTT RABA & THE ACE River Runs Dry (Raba) 4:30

5. HERELDEDUKE Shudda (Brown) 3:09

6. THE MORNING ORCHESTRA Whatever Goes Around (Yeoman/Jones) 3:03

7. REBECCA MAYES Don’t Lose Your Head (Mayes) 3:24

8. FAMILY MACHINE Got It Made (Hyatt/Stilwell/Durbridge/Feller) 3:26

9. MY LUMINARIES Parasol (Ewers) 4:12

10. TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT Concentrate (Williams) 3:44

11. THE SHUTES Satellite Gods (Waters ) 3:17

12. THE SECRET CINEMA BAND Official Neck For The Rope (John/Sherrington/Nikolic/Roggen) 3:34

13. MAYHEW Foxglove (Lawrence/Fonte/Lyon/Webster/Wilcock) 4:20

14. FADED CADENCE The Valediction (Carter) 4:56


1. FANGS Cos I Said So (Marko/Jane/Falls/Lloyd/Robert) 3:39

2. A BAND CALLED QUINN Ghosts From The War (Quinn) 5:55

3. THE BEAUS Final Notice (Beardmore/Nicklin/Fenn) 3:11

4. LYKEZ Ft RAGGZ, D.TAIL & BITTER I Does Dis Ting (Hendrickson/Hendricks/Gay/ Kazim/Enticknap ) 3:57

5. MOPP Ft Beth Hold On (Mopp) 3:22

6. GOODBYE STEREO Lightyears Away (Woodford/Colson/Egerton-Read/Tippets) 3:33

7. LIGHTGUIDES Midget Gems (Cowan/Cowan/Murray) 3:34

8. TIGER SHADOW Escape (Tycho/Komla) 3:14

9. WASHINGTON IRVING The Magician (Black/Anfield/McGarry/Potter/English) 2:12

10. MONTAGE POPULAIRE Sorrow’s Well Rehearsed (Donovan) 4:45

11. THE ORKID Roads From Here (Sinclair) 2:45

12. WOODENBOX WITH A FISTFUL OF FIVERS Twisted Mile (Downer) 3:25

13. YEARNER BABIES Icarus (Swale/Luyendijk) 4:54

14. THE MOLES Neptune’s Beard (Davies/Fuller) 4:40


Discovering new talent – backing the best! City Showcase is a not for profit company that wants to help tomorrow’s talent make it in the commercial world of today – be it through gigs, concerts, shows, workshops or just good old fashioned advice! City Showcase’s track record speaks for itself. Emerging acts between 2003 and 2009 have included Akala, Amanda Ghost, Amy Winehouse, Gabriella Cilmi, Gallows, Ghost of a Thousand, Gurrumul, Hot Chip, Ironik, Jay Sean, Jesca Hoop, Keane, Lady Sovereign, Lisa Mitchell, Lissie, Mr Hudson, N-Dubz, Newton Faulkner, Ray LaMontagne, Razorlight, Scouting for Girls, Seth Lakeman, Sway, The Rifles, Trip, Twin Atlantic, Wallis Bird and We are the Ocean. See for more! City Showcase acts on the album are Scott Raba & The Ace, Lykez and the Morning Orchestra.


Glastonbury is the UK’s largest and most iconic festival. Pyramid Stage headliners in 2010 include U2, Stevie Wonder and Muse. Glastonbury Emerging Talent on the album includes My Luminaries, Tom Williams & The Boat, Mayhew and Ellen & The Escapades all of who will be performing at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival between June 25th – 27th 2010. For more see A winner of the Greener Festival Award 2009.


In 1970 Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance on the Isle of Wight is one of rock’s legendary moments. Revived in 2002, the Isle of Wight Festival is now one of the UK’s most important cultural events. Headliners this year include Jay-Z, The Strokes and Paul McCartney. Its between the 11th – 13th June 2010. A winner of the outstanding Greener Festival Award 2009. Isle of Wight bands include The Shutes and Goodbye Stereo.


Kendal Calling is the innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. Headliners in 2010 include Calvin Harris, Wild Beasts and the Futureheads and The Croissant neuf, winners of the Outstanding Greener Festival Award in 2009 have their own stage. Its from 30th July to the 1st August 2010. .


The Magic Numbers, Alabama 3 and James headline this Cumbrian Festival between 27th-29th August . Solfest is a new entrant for this year’s Greener Festival Awards – and as part of the continued development, Solfest is placing a far greater emphasis on green issues. To that end they have appointed their very own “Green Champion” for the festival. He will be “working tirelessly around the site to reduce every aspect of the carbon footprint of Solfest 2010 “.


T-in-the Park is Scotland’s premiere music festival. Headliners in 2010 include Eminen, Kasabian, Black Eyed Peas and Madness. Its between 9TH – 11TH July 2010. A winner of the Greener Festival Award and the European Green n Clean award in 2009. Scottish bands include A Band Called Quinn, Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers, Lightguides and Washington Irving.


The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at ‘export ready’ bands and Industry Professionals. TGE takes place in Brighton, UK over three days and nights every May with a total attendance of over 15,000 people including 5,000 industry professionals. A variety of insightful industry talks, panel debates, targeted networking sessions and key note interviews are run alongside performances from 350+ new local and international artists, themed parties and club nights in over 34 different venues.


DMS is a leading CD, DVD and vinyl manufacturing company with a proven track record in surpassing client expectations.

The CD has been packaged in 100% card to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has been certified for the ig mark by Julies Bicycle, the cross music industry initiative on climate change. The CD wallet is printed on 270gsm white card with a standard gloss or matt machine finish. It has two internal pockets for two CDs. contact Dave Summers