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Fatboy Slim, David Byrne taking musical on the road
For the last several years, Fatboy Slim has been making a name for himself with some pretty big performances. Now he's putting his name on a different kind of work.
Since 2013, Fatboy Slim has made his mark at the likes of the Ultra Music Festival, Wavefront Music Festival, Exit Festival, Bestival and the Glastonbury Festival (where he played as a special guest on the Wow! And Arcadia stages).
On March 6, 2013, Fatboy Slim also played at the House of Commons in Westminster, London. The event not only marked the first time that a DJ had ever performed there, the performance was in support of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, which is aimed at encouraging 16 to 25-year-olds to get more involved in their communities through grassroot initiatives and to raise awareness for community music projects.
In May 2014, Fatboy Slim also played in Essex at the We Are FSTVL and was the biggest name on the bill, playing for nearly two hours to a rowdy crowd.
Now it's been learned that Fatboy Slim and Talking Heads founding member David Byrne are taking their A ROCK musical on the road. The performance, which will tell the story of will visit Australia in 2015
The show follows the story of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos and the woman who raised her, Estrella Cumpas. It is slated to be performed at Barangaroo as part of Sydney's VIVID festival.
Fatboy Slim gets the gig of a lifetime (Updated June 13, 2013)
On February 12, 2013 it was announced that DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim would play the gig of a lifetime, having been booked to perform at the Terrace Bar of the House of Commons in support of an initiative which aims to raise awareness of community music.
Originally set to spin discs alongside the winner of the House the House DJ competition, an event that serves as a showcase for new talent, Slim called the gig his "most unique to date." It was organized by the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation and hosted by House The House, a parliamentary charity which encourages young dance enthusiasts to get more involved in their communities through grassroots initiatives.
The announcement came just one day after Fatboy Slim's return visit to RockNess was also confirmed. He appeared as a "very special guest" for the June 7-9 festival alongside names like Madness, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Example, Bombay Bicucle Club, The Mccabees, Jessie Ware and Ellie Goulding, among others.
But that wasn't the only thing going down in Scotland during the event. Fatboy Slim also used his appearance at the festival to pay tribute to a fan killed in a car crash before the event in 2010. During the set, pictures of Ian Buchanan were beamed onto a big screen. Fatboy Slim also dedicated his anthem, "Right Here, Right Now" to the man who was killed just 10 days before his 23rd birthday.
That this is all happening some 17 years after the birth of the Fatboy Slim moniker speaks to its longevity. In 2000 came his third studio album, "Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars." It featured a large number of guest contributors, including Macy Gray on two separate tracks -- "Love Life" and "Demons." Still, the album received mixed reviews from critics, with several suggesting the fun and energizing highs of Fatboy Slim's previous recordings were gone. The most successful song on the project was "Weapon of Choice," which was made into an award-winning video starring Christopher Walken. At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, Fatboy Slim won six awards for the song, the most awards at the ceremony.
Fatboy Slim's last two albums, 2004's "Palookaville" and 2010's "Here Lies Love" (with David Byrne) wren't as popular, and at one point he was looking for a new name with which to release his next album. He came back strong in 2012, performing at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and at the London Olympic Closing Ceremony.
Fatboy Slim Tickets** - A Jack of All Genres
That really is what embodies Mr. Quentin Cook of Bromley, born July 31, 1963. He's also known as Norman 'Jack-of-All-Genres' Cook, and for good reason: with all his music credits, this was an artist who literally touched all genres of music in one way or another. And he's also known as the mastermind behind _Fatboy Slim.
Fatboy Slim Tickets - The Music of Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim's first album was Better Living Through Chemistry, a trippy style of music that infected people's ears and would never leave. It seemed destined for the artist to release another album; he did. It was called You've Come a Long Way, Baby, and that album went platinum, spawning the two worldwide hits that, for sure, everyone heard about -- 'The Rockafeller Skank' and 'Praise You.' Even the video for 'The Rockafeller Skank,' directed by the indomitable Spike Jonze, earned Fatboy Slim three MTV Video Music Awards and two Grammy nominations.
Fatboy Slim Tickets - The Sound of Slim
It was no wonder that Slim infected the whole music industry -- just in a good way -- because his eclectic mix of techno, electro, house, acid, funk, and hip-hop really tore everything up and turned everything upside down, creating in Slim a certified musical genius.
Fatboy Slim Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Ya Mama (Push the Tempo)||2011|
|Las Vegas Take Over Mix||2011|
|Big Beach Japan 2011 Mix||2011|
|Machines Can Do the Work||2010|
|Mixmag Presents: The Legend Returns||2010|
|Weapon of Choice 2010||2010|
|October 2010 Mix||2010|
|The Bootlegs, Volume 4.5||2010|
|Here Lies Love||2010|
|Best of the Bootlegs||2010|
|Praise You 2009||2009|
|The Bootlegs, Volume 4||2009|
|You've Come a Long Way, Baby||2008|
|What the Fuck||2008|
|LateNightTales: Fatboy Slim||2007|
|The Greatest Hits Remixed||2007|
|Incredible Adventures in Brazil||2007|
|That Old Pair of Jeans||2006|
|That Old Pair of Jeans & Remixes||2006|
|Don't Let the Man / Mi Bebe Masoquista||2006|
|Why Try Harder: The Greatest Hits||2006|
|The Joker Remixes||2005|
|Bondi Beach New Years Eve '06||2005|
|El Bebe Masoquista||2005|
|2004-09-18: One Big Weekend, Birmingham, UK||2004|
|Slash Dot Dash||2004|
|Live on Brighton Beach||2002|
|Punk to Funk||2002|
|Ya Mama / Song for Shelter||2001|
|What the F**k / Weapon of Choice||2001|
|Electronic Collection: Best Trips||2001|
|Halfway Between the Gutter and the Guardian||2001|
|Star 69 (What The F**k) (The Remixes)||2001|
|A Break From the Norm||2001|
|The Signature Series, Volume 1: Fatboy Slim's Greatest Remixes||2000|
|Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars||2000|
|The Fatboy Slim/Norman Cook Collection||2000|
|Sunset (Bird of Prey)||2000|
|Essential Selection, Volume One (disc 1)||2000|
|Greatest Hits & Remixes||1999|
|Build It Up, Tear It Down||1999|
|Essential Mix: 1999-04-16 Trentham Gardens, Stoke||1999|
|Right Here, Right Now||1999|
|California Rite Now||1999|
|How Can They Hear Us||1998|
|The Rockafeller Skank||1998|
|On the Floor at the Boutique||1998|
|Better Living Through Chemistry||1997|
|Everybody Needs a 303||1997|
|Beat Up the NME||1997|
|Going Out of My Head / Michael Jackson||1996|
Top 10 Fatboy Slim Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|2||Right Here, Right Now||121,280||47,601|
|3||The Rockafeller Skank||102,115||46,636|
|4||Weapon of Choice||60,099||25,643|
|5||Don't Let the Man Get You Down||45,007||18,959|
|7||Sunset (Bird Of Prey)||33,771||16,528|
|8||Going Out Of My Head||27,521||14,329|
|9||Slash Dot Dash||25,148||12,322|
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Fatboy Slim Tour Dates Concerts Videos Fatboy Slim Tour The granddaddy of house and electronic music is back! Following a headline set at Bestival this summer, the funk soul brother himself, Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Quentin Cook), has just announced an intimate "underground club tour" to take place this December in his native United Kingdom.…Read more
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Fatboy Slim Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/18/2015 Miami FL MSC Divina
Fatboy Slim Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/20/2014 London London O2 Academy Brixton 12/19/2014 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 09/19/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 09/18/2014 Los Angeles CA Shrine Expo Hall 08/31/2014 Kingham Oxf Alex James Farm 08/31/2014 Kingham Oxf Alex James Farm 08/30/2014 Kingham Oxf Alex James Farm 08/29/2014 Kingham Oxf Alex James Farm 08/29/2014 Kingham Oxf Alex James Farm 08/28/2014 Magalluf Mallorca Rocks Hotel 06/25/2014 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 05/30/2014 Bologna Bologna Arena Parco Nord 05/24/2014 Portrush Antrim Kellys Portrush 05/24/2014 Upminster Damyns Hall Aerodrome 04/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 02/21/2014 Buenos Aires B Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur
Fatboy Slim Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/15/2013 Brighton East Sussex Brighton Digital 12/14/2013 Bristol Bst Motion Nightclub 12/13/2013 Wakefield W York Warehouse 23 12/12/2013 Middlesbrough Rcc The Middlesbrough Empire 12/08/2013 Glasgow Glg The Arches 12/07/2013 Liverpool Mersyd East Village Arts Club 12/06/2013 Birmingham War The Institute 12/05/2013 London London XOYO 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV O Theater - Bellagio 09/05/2013 Newport Iow Robin Hill Country Park 07/11/2013 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 07/05/2013 Chicago IL Montrose Beach 06/20/2013 London Lnd Village Underground 03/22/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/22/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/15/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/15/2013 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/08/2013 Crans VS Caprices Festival 03/02/2013 Portrush Antrim Kellys Portrush
Fatboy Slim Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/14/2012 Manchester Man Victoria Warehouse 12/08/2012 Bristol Bst Motion Nightclub 12/07/2012 London London Fabric 10/13/2012 Liverpool Msy Sawmill Bar 09/22/2012 Bologna BO Link Club 07/27/2012 Boom Antwerp Recreation Area De Schorre 05/19/2012 Boston MA Royale Nightclub 05/18/2012 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 03/25/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/24/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/23/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/23/2012 Miami FL Bayfront Park 03/23/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club
Fatboy Slim Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/29/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 09/03/2011 Chicago IL Union Park 09/02/2011 Chicago IL Union Park 05/28/2011 San Francisco CA Ruby Skye