Following his acclaimed December 20120 sell-out show at The O2 in Dublin, Deadmaus is set to return to the capital for an Irish Tour Date in 2012. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Deadmaus will be performing live on stage at The RDS in Dublin on Wednesday the 6th of June 2012. This live concert date will take place in the Simmonscourt indoor venue within the RDS showgrounds. Tickets for Deadmaus live at The Rds in Dublin are priced from €39.05 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 9th of December 2011 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets.
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The ever increasing popularity of Deadmaus in Ireland was demonstrated when he made the giant leap from playing The Academy in October 2009 to performing a sell-out show at The O2, Dublin in front of 12,000 ecstatic fans. He went on to headline the second stage this year’s Oxegen festival where he performed in front of a capacity crowd.
Deadmaus is firmly established as one of the most innovative and popular electronic live acts globally. His driving foresight is constantly pushing the technological boundaries of his stage show. In May 2010 he unveiled the visual orgy of the cube stage and his highly anticipated L.E.D ‘mau5ehead’. The year climaxed with a 17,000 capacity sell out show at London’s Earls Court. He is the first ever electronic artist to headline the legendary venue. Additionally the dancefloor icon’s multi award winning albums have seen him achieve that rare balance, appealing to both the clubbing cognoscenti and musical masses.
Joel Zimmerman doesn’t like being called a DJ. The dance music phenomenon from Toronto, better known as Deadmau5, rolls his eyes at the description which he sees as a hopelessly outdated way of describing what he does. His sets are closer to live performances as he assembles tracks on the fly using cutting edge computer technology including software that he’s helped to write himself. “There are no CDs involved,” he explains. “It’s a technological orgy up there and I try and keep it more my music than anyone else’s. If people come out to see Deadmau5 I want them to hear Deadmau5 music.”
Faxing Berlin was one of the first things Zimmerman released under the moniker Deadmau5, using the same name as his one-man web developing business, which itself was named after a dead mouse he found in his computer (the unusual alphanumeric spelling is so it can function as a user name for online chat-rooms). He sent Faxing Berlin to Chris Lake, who passed it to Pete Tong, who played it on his Radio 1 show. The subsequent exposure turned it into one of the biggest records of 2007. The fusion of trance chords and house beats spawned a series of imitators. “It was quite a buzz to know that I’d influenced the course of dance music,” says Zimmerman with a smile. In 2008, Deadmau5 was the biggest selling artist on Beatport.
Zimmerman’s next masterstroke was to rework his image. Part of the Deadmau5 logo was a grinning mouse head with oversized ears, which he decided to turn into a mask. The first time he wore it at a club, the audience were stunned. “I remember putting it on and looking out of the visor and seeing everyone in utter bewilderment,” he says. “They were like, ‘Who is this guy? Is he for real?’ But they warmed up to it real fast. When the lights came on in the helmet and they started blinking to the beat, the place went crazy.”
2010 saw his relentless work schedule continue unabated. In February he performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver during the medal presentations. In March, he won three International Dance Music Awards including Best Artist (Solo) and Best American DJ. In April he won Dance Recording of the Year for For Lack of a Better Name at the Juno Awards
In May 2011, his sold out UK tour included three consecutive nights at the Brixton O2 Academy as he continued to redefine dance music in the live arena. Fans were treated to the visual orgy of his new stage show, and of course, the unveiling of his highly anticipated L.E.D ‘mau5ehead’. Like a mutant rodent Frankenstein, it had finally been given life!
In June 2011, Deadmau5 won Best Electro House Artist, Best Progressive House Artist, and “most influential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic music over the past twelve months” at the Beatport Music Awards. He also performed live at the Electric Daisy Carnival’s Kinetic Fields section in Los Angeles, made his main stage UK festival debut at Creamfields and also embarked upon an exclusive weekly resident for Cream @ Amnesia in Ibiza.
Deadmau5’s dizzying upward trajectory continued when he headlined his first ever outdoor UK show at London’s Victoria Park in June 2011.
A dancefloor icon, Deadmau5 has made dance music exciting again.
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