Deadmau5 fans who have been mourning the superstar DJ’s vow to never spin in Miami again after his New Year’s Day gig went wrong can now breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Thanks to a magnanimous gesture by Club Space, the artist formerly known as Joel Zimmerman will return to the Magic City on Feb. 15 for a massive show at the Ice Palace.
And get this: It’s free!
Here’s how the drama all started: The Mau5 was cheesed off at some VIP types in the front row at Mansion who were apparently more interested in their cellphones than grooving to the Grammy-nominated DJ’s tasty house beats. After the show, he ranted on his Deadmau5 Live site : “I f—ing reamed out my agent for making me deal with that. Putting fans in the back and trust fund kids up front is f—ing stupid as f–k.”
Ever the premium Miami nightlife ambassadors (and shrewd marketing wizards), the folks at Space reached out to Deadmau5 in an open letter offering to make his true fans happy by hosting a free show.
They even pledged to cover his expenses up to $25,000, including a private jet and five-star hotel. To which Deadmau5 tweeted: “25k for a jet? no need! just hook me up with a commercial flight sheesh. when? im there.”
After determining that the venue should be larger to accommodate the inevitable free-ticket crush, Deadmau5 and Space settled on the club’s sister venue, Ice Palace, which boasts 60,000 sprawling square feet and a capacity of 4,000 people.
Registration for free tickets will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 28) at icepalace.wantickets.com. All tickets will be charged a $1 processing fee, and proceeds will go directly to the Miami Children’s Hospital. Ice Palace is located at 59 NW 14th St., downtown Miami.