After spending a few years bawling into the mic on various Warped Vans Tours and albums issued on Epitaph, with the band From First To Last, you have to admit that Skrillex was a brave boy for ditching the full-on extremes of post-hardcore for the, erm, full-on extremes of dubstep and tech-house. It's proved to be a great career-move since the geek with the beats is filling venues with his beautiful noise.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Skrillex (aka Sonny Moore) has still kept in touch with his rock fraternity by performing support slots with the likes of All Time Low and programming tracks for UK bawlers, Bring Me The Horizon last year. But now it's time to step up to the desk, leave behind the PS3 soundtracks and remixing Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and Bruno Mars and hit the road with his EP pairing, "Scary Monsters and Super Sprites" and the recent "More Monsters and Sprites".
The wiry-haired producer will be cranking up the glitch 'n' fidget across the UK, including a slot at Creamfields 2011 and a full November tour starting in London, then Glasgow, Sheffield, Bristol and Nottingham, before joining in with the closing season of shows at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on 1st December.
Tickets for the tour-dates are on sale from tomorrow morning at 9am, priced at £12.50 regionally, £13.50 for London. The Manchester show in December is on sale now for £13.50, while Creamfields demands £115 from your bank account for its big Bank Holiday shindig.
To whet your appetite, check out his 2010 track, "Rock and Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)", cunningly edited by the man himself with footage taken from his recent global jaunt.