Five years ago if I were to tell you that deadmau5 had beaten Rage Against the Machine’s record of playing five consecutive nights at the storied Roseland Ballroom in New York City, you probably would have said, “who the hell...dead who?” That record had been held since the summer of 1996 and it was recently broken this summer during deadmau5’s “Meowingtons Hax” tour with six consecutive nights—five of the six shows were sold out. Of course, he was presented with a plaque, he’d probably rather have scored a PS3, I know I would, or at least a medal or trophy. C’mon Live Nation.
deadmau5 is going to need a dedicated wall to house his plaque after this week because he was also presented with a Gold Status plaque from the wonderful people at the RIAA for the single “Ghosts N Stuff” from 2009’s For Lack of a Better Name. Gold status commemorates 500,000 sales of a single. Damn son.
deadmau5 is officially kicking off his Meowingtons Hax North American tour with 3 consecutive days at the House of Blues in Boston. He has a plaque for 5 sellouts in NYC, how about one for three sellouts in Boston? He will continue his journey to headline his first baseball stadium show at PETCO Park in San Diego on October 28 with special guest Avicii. That should be an epic night.
deadmau5 is taking the scene by storm if you haven’t noticed already and he’s doing it with authority. But have no fear mouse haters there’s plenty of EDM for you, if you don’t like his shows, just don’t go. He’s the real deal and he’s here to stay. Props Joel.
deadmau5’s remaining Meowingtons Hax dates:
October 14, 2011 in Boston @ House of Blues (Sold Out)
October 15, 2011 in Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center (Univ of Massachusetts)
October 16, 2011 in Hartford, CT @ XL Center
October 19, 2011 in Bloomington, IN @ Pic A Chic Farms
October 20, 2011 in Detroit @ The Fillmore
October 21, 2011 in Detroit @ The Fillmore
October 22, 2011 in Chicago @ Argon Ballroom (Sold Out)
October 23, 2011 in Chicago @ Argon Ballroom (Sold Out)
October 24, 2011 in Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
October 27, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
October 28, 2011 in San Diego, CA @ PETCO Park
October 29, 2011 in San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium+ (Sold Out)
October 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV @ XS (Encore)
November 3, 2011 in Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
November 5, 2011 in Toronto @ Rogers Centre