You’d better be ready to ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ as revered DJ and prolific producer Fatboy Slim is heading to Australia, specifically to Glenelg in Adelaide. 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 east coast 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 Hallson Friday 31 January, Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach on Saturday 1 February and wrapping things up at Nodes Park Whitfords Beach 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 which became some of the biggest and most immersive parties the UK 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.
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.
With ten 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.
Tickets are on sale now and available here.
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