I just wanted to add a little info: I went to two Masquerade dates and neither one had the Shpongletron. The first (at the Rock and Roll Resort psybient festival) did have some screens set up flanking the stage with some cool visuals (though not the same as what’s shown at Shpongletron, from what I can tell) but other than that it was just Simon and his tables. The second date I went to did not even have screens/visuals, so it was Simon, his tables, and nothing else. That said, Simon’s still Simon, so it’s still always worth the money, imo Anyways, when I debated going to a third Masquerade date I first messaged Simon on FB to ask about the ‘tron—so FYI, here was his response to me:
“... i don’t have the details for the next leg of the tour. We will certainly be bringing it - we only don’t set it up if there isn’t room in the venue. Your probably best off asking the venue or the promoter. The promoter always knows, because my management are very specific when they make the contract.”
That was the previous tour leg, but I’d guess it’s the same situation now, too. Word of caution, though, I did as Simon suggested and called the venue (who was also the promoter) and they were unable to give me a definite answer. In any case, I’d assume none of these Masquerade tour dates are Full Band “live” events, unless they’re specified as such.
—edit—Also, if the price of the ticket isn’t significantly more than the ones that say “dj set,” I think you should assume it is not a “live” (i.e. full band) event.