Fatboy Slim Is Heading Down Under For A Run Of Massive Headline Shows In Jan & Feb 2020 - Black of Hearts

Fatboy Slim Is Heading Down Under For A Run Of Massive Headline Shows In Jan & Feb 2020

FATBOY SLIM

IS HEADING DOWN UNDER FOR A RUN OF MASSIVE HEADLINE SHOWS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2020
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS 2MANYDJS
PERFORMING DJ SETS AT ALL SHOWS
+ ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS TO BE ANNOUNCED


  • Legendary UK DJ and producer Fatboy Slim will return to Australia for headline shows in Brisbane, SydneyMelbourne, Adelaide and Perth in January and February 2020.
  • These shows come fresh off the back of his seven date sold-out UK arena tour
  • The dance music pioneer will deliver an unrivaled set featuring undeniable classics like ‘Praise You’, ‘Weapon Of Choice’, ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’, and ‘Right Here Right Now
  • Special guests 2manydjs (DJ set) will perform at all shows plus additional supports to be announced

 

You’d better be ready to ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’Frontier Touring is ecstatic to announce the return of revered DJ and prolific producer Fatboy Slim for five huge Australian dates in January 2020. The party-starting machine is responsible for some of the biggest hits of the last few decades, but it’s his uncomparable energy and true passion for live shows that makes him the icon he is.

 

The legend of British dance music will launch his run of Australian shows on the long weekend eve in Melbourne at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Friday 24 January before heading north to Brisbane’s Riverstage on Saturday 25 January, Sydney Showgrounds’ The Halls on Friday 31 January, Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach on Saturday 1 February  and wrapping things up at Whitfords Nodes Park in WA on Sunday 2 February. He will be joined at all shows by 2manydjs, aka David and Stephen Dewaele of Soulwax (DJ set).

 

These shows are a continuation of Fatboy Slim’s enormous 2019, which included a seven date sold-out UK arena tour – some of the biggest and most immersive parties his homeland has ever seen. The club sensation has since celebrated the 20th anniversary of his unforgettable tune ‘Right Here Right Now’ with a rework, ‘The Return To The Valley Of The Right Now‘, also adding in a triumphant return to Ibiza in July of this year for the Pete Tong sessions at Blue Marlin, DC10 with Carl Cox, the legendary toilets at Hi and the main room at Glitterbox.

 

More than your average DJ set, Fatboy Slim’s sets take things to a whole new level. Iconic singles like ‘Praise You’ and ‘Weapon Of Choice’ make an obvious appearance, but it is the attention to detail in his carefully designed visuals that elevate an already stellar performance to an almost religious experience, meticulously programmed to sync up with whatever is played in the moment and transcend the gap between live music and visual accompaniments.

 

 

‘This spectacular show still has the buoyant spirit of the era, unquenched.’
★★★★The Guardian

 

‘The fact you never quite know what’s coming next with him adds to the chaotic house energy… it feels like a hedonistic, blisteringly fun evening and a job well done by Fatboy Slim.’ – Manchester Evening News

 

 

The legendary 2manydjs, a project by the brothers behind Soulwax, David and Stephen Dewaele, will perform DJ sets at all Australian shows. Pushing the boundaries of electronic music since 1995 as djs (2manydjs), as a band (Soulwax), as a record label and studio (DEEWEE), through a sound system developed with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy (Despacio) and even with an app/website/visual radio station/live event (Radio Soulwax), they have become icons of electronic music. They’ve released stellar remixes for the likes of Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, and Daft Punk, and their 2002 2manydjs album As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2 set a template for remixing followed by imitators ever since. They’ve toured extensively across the globe throughout it all, returning with their first Soulwax album in many years with 2017’s From Deewee. In 2018 they brought us another LP, Essential, created specifically for their BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and making them the first artists to ever submit a full hour of original material for the show.

Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, entered the UK acid house scene in the ‘90s. Early success came with the release of hit singles ‘Everybody Needs a 303’ and ‘Going Out of My Head’, taken from Better Living Through Chemistry. Soon after came ‘The Rockafeller Skank’, a precursor for hit album You’ve Come A Long Way Baby, which delivered his first UK #1 in ‘Praise You’, as well as club banger ‘Right Here Right Now’, which peaked at #2. Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars followed, featuring ‘Weapon of Choice’, with an unmissable video directed by Spike Jonze and starring Christopher Walken dancing in an empty hotel lobby. It’s widely regarded as one of the best music videos of all time, having won several awards, including a Grammy for Best Music Video. Cook took things to another level again with the undeniably huge ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’, and more recently with massive singles like ‘Where U Iz’ and ‘Boom F**king Boom’.

 

With 10 MTV VMAs, two Brit Awards and a Grammy, numerous high-profile Ibiza residencies, a Beats 1 Radio Show, a record 20 consecutive years playing at Glastonbury, and even a show on The Great Wall of China, it’s no surprise Fatboy Slim has a reputation as one of the most consistently popular DJs and producers on the planet. A party lover  through and through, Cook is fuelled by the joy of his audience, which becomes a feedback loop of energy at every show that sends the vibe through the roof. Fatboy Slim isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, and his upcoming Australian tour will be no exception.

Grab your tickets now for a party unlike any you’ve ever seen!

 

FATBOY SLIM
AUSTRALIA

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2020
With special guests 2manydjs (DJ set)
Plus additional supports to be announced

Presented by Frontier Touring

 

TELSTRA PLUSTM PRE-SALE
via telstra.com/music

Runs 48 hours from: Thursday 3 October (11am AEST)

or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted

 

FRONTIER PRE-SALE

via frontiertouring.com/fatboyslim

Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 8 October (10am AEDT/9am QLD)

or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted

 

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE

Begins: Thursday 10 October (10am AEDT/9am QLD)

 

 

Friday 24 January 

Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC

18+

ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

Saturday 25 January
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
18+

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

Friday 31 January

The Halls (Olympic Park) | Sydney, NSW
18+

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

Saturday 1 February *

Glenelg Beach | Adelaide, SA
18+

 

Sunday 2 February *
Nodes Park | Whitfords, WA
18+

* Not promoted by Frontier Touring

 

 

 

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