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

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 and February 2020. The party-starting machine is responsible for some of the biggest hits of the last few decades, but it’s his incomparable 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 ImpalaArcade FireLCD 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 PLUS™ PRE-SALE 
via telstra.com/music
Runs 48 hours from: Thursday 3 October (11am AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE 
via frontiertouring.com/fatboyslim
Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 8 October (10am AEDT/9am QLD)
or until 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


Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.
We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than
the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.


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