Deadmau5 collapses at D.C. show, cancels upcoming shows


If you thought you were hot and exhausted this weekend, then think again. Jambase reports that on Saturday, Joel Thomas Zimmerman – better known as Deadmau5 – collapsed on stage during his set at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. He was immediately treated by medics, and rushed to the hospital where he is currently recovering. A statement on his website says that the 29-year-old Toronto based DJ fell victim to “exhaustion and vomiting.” And we thought that mouse head was ventilated.

All jokes aside, Deadma5 has taken the advice of his doctors and called off a handful of upcoming shows. While stateside dates are unaffected, several international stops, including yesterday’s performance at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, have been officially cancelled. The cancelled shows – which are currently being rescheduled – include appearances at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival, and several European dates. His first show back will be on August 19th when he comes back to the decks at Cream on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

An updated list of tour dates is available below and ticketholders from the cancelled dates should contact the point of purchase for refund information. Tickets for U.S. dates are still available via

Below is a video from the 9:30 club show that shows Zimmerman alerting his crew that he was about to collapse before taking off his mouse head and falling to the floor. The video is a bit grainy, and the crowd doesn’t even seem to know what’s really going on, even applauding when the music turns off.

Deadmau5 2010 Tour Dates:
08/07 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
08/08 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic Festival
08/12 – Ibiza, ES @ Cream at Amnesia
08/13 – Riccione, IT @ Coccorico
08/14 – Norvalja, HR @ Papaya Summer Festival
08/15 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/17 – Mykonos, GR @ Cavo Paradiso Club
08/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Opium Mar

08/19 – Ibiza, ES @ Cream at Amnesia
08/20 – Hasseslt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/21 – St. Polten, AT@ Frequency Festival
08/22 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/26 – Ibiza, ES @ Cream at Amnesia
08/27 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
08/28 – Halton, UK@ Creamfields
08/29 – Yarm, UK @ Tall Trees
10/03 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Harrah’s
10/06 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
10/07 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
10/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/19 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
10/23 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
10/28 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/29 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
10/30 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom


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