deadmau5 Performs at The Olympic Victory Ceremony Today
New York, NY: Canadian-born international touring DJ deadmau5, pronounced “dead mouse”, has been selected to headline one of the fifteen nightly medal ceremonies at this years 2010 winter Olympics in Whistler. The 2 time Juno award winner and 2009 Grammy nominee joins fellow headliners Feist, Usher, One Republic, The Fray and The Roots among others in honor of the world’s best athletes in a world-class outdoor amphitheatre built expressly for the nightly events. Deadmau5 takes to the large “turntable” stage on tonight at 7:30PM PST to celebrate the medal presentations.
Deadmau5′ performance at the 2010 games was announced at the end of 2009 marking an “Olympic” record year of success for the young new artist. The sophomore follow-up release, For Lack Of A Better Name (Ultra Records), to his Juno award winning debut, Random Album Title (Ultra Records), quickly became his biggest release to date topping iTunes dance album and song charts around the world. Traveling from continent to continent and losing one of his coveted mau5 heads in the process, deadmau5 embarked on his largest international tour last year that kicked off in Canada with 8 sold out shows and included 2 sold out nights at New York City’s Webster Hall, another at Hollywood’s legendary 4,000 capacity Palladium, and most recently a headlining New Year’s Eve performance at London’s massive 20,000 capacity O2 Arena. With increasing demand internationally for his renowned live shows and recordings deadmau5 was voted the #6 DJ in the world in DJ Mag’s annual poll, moving up 5 spots from the year before. Broadening his talents, deadmau5 also made his directorial debut co-directing the music video for his latest single “Ghosts n Stuff” that was added in heavy rotation at Much Music and MuchMore Music.
For those who won’t have the chance to catch deadmau5′ Olympic performance, they can find him closing out the mainstage on the final night of this year’s annual Ultra Music Festival in Miami, the world’s leading 2 day electronic and alternative music experience that attracts over 100,000 people from over 57 countries. The festival held in March, premiered Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” last year and was the 9th top grossing concert according to Pollstar’s mid-year issue.