Norman Fatboy Slim Cook has announced a series of live dates at universities across the UK at which the big beat popster will be promoting tracks from his upcoming new album Palookaville.
The onetime Housemartin turned multi-millionaire superstar DJ appears to be going back to his roots with the tour, which will see him playing in relatively modest student union venues as opposed to the stadiums and massive outdoor festivals he usually headlines. Chatting to Skrufff in Kuala Lumpur a couple of years ago, he admitted he finds the disparities between superstar DJs and the rest, bizarre.
I feel bad sometimes because Ill be getting paid a hundred times more than the support DJ and I think to myself Im not a hundred times better than him. Maybe Im better but not a hundred times better, said Cook.
Its strange because the club scene is still dominated by the name DJs; very few younger DJs have managed to crack into this sort of superstar DJ bracket, he pointed out.
But the only thing I would say is that myself, Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia are all around 40 now, so in five years time there could be a big hole in the market; when we all start getting too old for it, he predicted.
Fatboy Slims new single Slash Dot Dash (the biggest and dumbest track off the whole album as his press people put it) is out on September 13 (followed by new album Palookaville on October 4.
Wednesday 13: Northumbria University
Thursday 14: Sheffield University Octagon
Friday 15: Liverpool University
Saturday 16: Manchester Academy 1
Wednesday 20: Nottingham Trent University
Thursday 21: Norwich UEA
Friday 22: Leeds University
Saturday 23: Cardiff University
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)