For deadmau5, summer 2022 is for new music and shows. Tomorrow (July 15) deadmau5 and friends NERO, Kasablanca and Lamorn get the party started with the kickoff of the deadmau5 present We Are Friends (WAF) tour at The Met in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile earlier today deadmau5’s track “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey made its premiere via Rolling Stone. The song appears on Resident Evil (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series) out now on Milan Records.
For his contribution to the action-adventure-horror soundtrack, deadmau5 drew upon his older JUNO and Jupiter synths forgoing trendy analog synths and sci-fi features, resulting in a gritty, downtempo vibe. “’ Dystopian suburbia’ is the kind of vibe I had in mind when making this song. It’s been pretty cool because I like that weird, corporate overtone of this entity that owns the village if you would. I just imagine what that would be like while roughly composing the song with of course the vocal accouterment of Ms. Skylar Grey. She’s an amazing talent to work with and she just nailed the lyrics.” Look for the song to be available as a single on deadmau5’ label mau5trap soon.
Presented with Live Nation, the first-ever branded WAF trek 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 as well as the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Look for more dates to be announced. Headlined by deadmau5, NERO (DJ set) will support all shows with Kasablanca, Lamorn and more friends TBA on select dates.
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 the deadmau5’ mau5trap label. Its 11th edition We Are Friends Vol. 11 is due to arrive in early 2023 with new singles to drop from the label’s key and rising players before then leading with “XYZ”—deadmau5’s fast-tracking synth and driving beat dominating nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental. The next single comes from Kasablanca with “Transitory” on July 29 and a NERO remix of “XYZ” is due to arrive on August 26.
Listen to deadmau5’ “XYZ” now
Celebrate 15 years of mau5trap.
Dates for the deadmau5 presents 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 17 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Buffalo
Fri Sep 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sat Oct 01 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (indoors)
Sat Oct 08 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park
Sat Oct 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Fri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic
Fri Nov 04 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Nov 05 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sat Nov 12 TBD
Sat Nov 19 TBD
Fri Nov 25 TBD
Fri Dec 16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway