Monday, October 17, 2011


deadmau5 will headline his first baseball stadium show at PETCO Park in San Diego October 28. The show—previously set for October 26 at SOMA—also features sets from Tommy Lee & Aero and Feed Me with SOFI, along with special guest Sweden’s Avicii for his only appearance on the tour.

Meanwhile, deadmau5 caused a stir with the New York media:

“This Canadian dance producer concludes his six-night residency at Roseland with all of his trademark enticements: excellently deep progressive house and neo-trance music, staggering digital stage graphics and a terrifyingly oversized mouse head that he will wear determinedly through the night.”

—Stacey Anderson, New York Times preview (10/6/11)

“Think of Joel Zimmerman as a modern-day Superman or, maybe, a musical Mighty Mouse. He’s a thin, mild-mannered, 30-year-old Canadian until he dons his trademark helmet and becomes deadmau5, the brilliant underground electronic musician who’s elevated the style with whirling, intricate compositions.”

—Dan Aquilante, New York Post preview (10/1/11)

“If there are disciplines in which it's unadvisable to work behind a mask that evokes a creepy video-game character with giant mouse ears, "club-music DJ" is not one of them. As deadmau5 (that's "deadmouse" for those not into cryptograms), Canadian Joel Zimmerman has become a major star in a global dance-music network that finds itself intrigued, increasingly, by what is going on in the wilds of North America. It's a change of inflection for a culture that has identified as European since the dawn of rave, but the sound itself remains, as ever, less than concerned about geography. In the case of deadmau5, the sound is big and gleaming, muscular in places and mechanical in others—and all of it fit for spells of dancing or just jumping around when the big beat drops, as it often does.”

Andy Battaglia Wall Street Journal preview (10/5/11)

“deadmau5, the electronic-house producer (known to his pals as Joel Zimmerman) with a certain fondness for rodentia-referencing headgear, kicked off his six-night run at Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday, October 4 with a bang, packing the massive venue with rabid fans—not to mention a mind-melting array flashing lights and sonic boom.”

—Bruce Tatum, Time Out New York (10/5/11) review; View photos at:

“Tuesday night Joel Zimmerman, a.k.a. deadmau5, kicked off a record-breaking, six-night run at New York's Roseland Ballroom for his Meowington's Hax tour, breaking the venue's five-night record previously set by Rage Against the Machine....Hitting the stage around 11 p.m. and playing until just after 1, the show gave everyone in day-glo "mau5" ears, "copymau5" helmets and neon attire plenty of reasons to dance.”

Gabi Porter, (10/5/11) review; View photos at:

“Between the synchronized lighting and the unreal sound system that Roseland Ballroom had to offer the … stop in NYC was unreal. He played all his tracks with slight remixes to some extent. Of course everyone went nuts as he dropped ‘Ghosts N Stuff.’ Even though the venue was packed out to max capacity it was enjoyable no matter where you were watching. The Meowingtons Hax was most definitely a plus.” review (10/9/11)

Named after his cat Professor Meowingtons, deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax 40-plus date tour debuted at Lollapalooza in Chicago this past August where SPIN.COM hailed it as the #1 set at the festival. The show features incredible production—a spectacle of lights and LED (check out a clip from Lolla here: which compliments deadmau5’s live repertoire of hits, classic cuts and brand new music. deadmau5 also helmed headliner slots at Outside Lands and the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, as well as sold-out four consecutive shows at the legendary Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

deadmau5’s remaining Meowingtons Hax NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES FOR 2011:


October 12, 2011
House of Blues (Sold Out)

October 13, 2011
House of Blues (Sold Out)

October 14, 2011
House of Blues*** (Sold Out)

October 15, 2011
Amherst, MA
Mullins Center – Univ of Massachusetts

October 16, 2011
Hartford, CT
XL Center

October 19, 2011
Bloomington, IN
Pic A Chic Farms

October 20, 2011
The Fillmore

October 21, 2011
The Fillmore

October 22, 2011
Argon Ballroom (Sold Out)

October 23, 2011
Argon Ballroom (Sold Out)

October 24, 2011
Kansas City, MO
Midland Theatre

October 27, 2011
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl

October 28, 2011
San Diego, CA

October 29, 2011
San Francisco
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium+ (Sold Out)

October 30, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
XS @ Encore

November 3, 2011
Albany, NY
Washington Avenue Armory

November 5, 2011
Rogers Centre***

*Excision and Tommy Lee & DJ Aero will not appear on 9/3
**Excision will not appear on 8/28, 9/2, 10/28
***Tommy Lee & DJ Aero will not appear on 9/3, 9/7, 9/8, 9/23, 9/24, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/14, 11/5
+Fat Boy Slim, A-Trak, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero and Feed Me also appear on this date.

Complete ticket and tour information is available at and

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