“XYZ” can refer to several things such as the top level domain name or the hard rock band of the 80s. It is also the latest single from the world famous electronic musician deadmau5 released today, June 17th. Fast synths and driving beats dominate like a nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental, serving as the lead single from We Are Friends Vol. The 11-label compilation is set to be released on mau5trap later this year.
Listen to “XYZ” by deadmau5 now: https://wearefriend5.ffm.to/waf11
Since 2012, We Are Friends (WAF) has been a series of music compilations with the clear idea of giving airtime to newly discovered new talents from deadmau5’s mau5trap label. With its 11th edition set to arrive later this year and new singles set to release key and rising label players before leading with “XYZ”, the mau5trap family are celebrating this milestone with their first-ever branded tour: deadmau5 presents We Are Friends . Headlining deadmau5, NERO (DJ set) will be supporting on all shows with Kasablanca, Lamorn and more TBA friends on select dates.
Featured with Live Nation, the WAF trek kicks off July 15 in Philadelphia at the Met and will take deadmau5 and friends across the United States through December with stops in Madison, Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Detroit, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Boston. Also included are stops at iconic locations such as The Gorge in Washington and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Look for other dates to announce.
Deadmau5’s We Are Friends Tour dates are:
Fri July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Thu July 21 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
Sat July 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Saturday, August 20 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Saturday, August 27 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theater
Saturday, September 17 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Buffalo
Friday, September 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sat Oct 01 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center (indoor)
Sat Oct 08 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Saturday, October 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
Fri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic
Fri Nov 04 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat Nov 05 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat November 12 – TBD
Sat November 19 – TBD
Fri November 25 – TBD
Friday, December 16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway