Deadmau5’s hiatus causes cancellation of headline set at Clubhouse Festival
Two weeks after his self-announced hiatus from the music industry (and his social media channels) fans of deadmau5 aren’t the only ones who are starting to see the effects of his absence. Festival organizers are also left in the dark now about scheduled headline performances of the 37-year old Canadian producer. Just last weekend, Maryland’s Clubhouse Festival took place at the Laurel Park Racetrack with headliners such as Steve Aoki, Tyga, Sam Feldt and Lost Kings, but without one of the festival’s most important headliners: deadmau5.
On October 11, ‘the mau5’ took to social media to apologize for a series of offensive comments, announcing he was going to seek professional help for his problems. His tweet stated:
“I’ve consulted with friends and loved ones and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in need of professional help to get on top of my issues and become a better me… Again I apologize to those I have offended and I will be going off the radar, taking the time necessary to work on myself.”
Indeed, it’s been unusually quiet around deadmau5 ever since, but with scheduled performances coming up as of November 8th in Berlin, the UK and Ireland, festival organizers are starting to become extremely nervous about possible cancellations of these shows as well. So far, the mau5 aka Joel Zimmerman is still featured on Berlin’s Verti Music Hall event roster, but whose to say what will happen next. After all, Club Glow, one of the promoters of last weekend’s Clubhouse Festival, informed its visitors only days before the festival of the cancelled performance of deadmau5, as you can see in the tweet below.
🚨 Important update for @ClubhouseFest attached 🚨
Update for the after party – Due to circumstance beyond our control, Deadmau5 will not be performing as Testpilot this Saturday. Full refunds will be issued at the point of purchase. pic.twitter.com/zllGXGWZC2
— Club Glow (@ClubGlow) October 16, 2018