Avicii, a Swedish electric dance music DJ superstar has announced the dates for his North American fall tour. The tour with 26 stops begins in Las Vegas at the Marquee Night Club on August 31, and will wrap up in the United States on October 12 at Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas. Avicii’s biggest stops will be the Radio City Music Hall and the Santa Monica Civic. The tour will also make stops at universities and festivals in California, Ontario, Georgia, and Texas. One final show in Brazil will officially mark the end the fall tour in November.
Avicii said, “There’s a bunch of dates (on the tour) I’m looking forward to, but definitely New York most of all,” as noted on Billboard.com.
Avicii will make electric dance music (EDM) history on this fall tour, because he will be the first DJ to headline a show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Tickets for the September 27 show went on sale August 17 and sold out quickly. Due to the overwhelming demand a second date has been added at the venue a day earlier on September 26. Presales for this concert begin Thursday, August 30 at 10 a.m., and public onsales are scheduled for Friday, August 31, at 10 a.m.
“It’s unbelievable that I’m going to play there. It’s really more of a prestigious thing for me. It’ll be cool that no other DJ has been there before which makes it even more, you know, like a fun thing to do and something that a lot of people I don’t think would have expected,” Avicii told Rollingstone.com.
Other EDM DJs that have made history as the first DJs to hit big venues include: Swedish House Mafia at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Tiësto at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, and Kaskade at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
EDM jumped into mainstream a while ago and the genre has taken off. Avicii said, “It’s been coming for a while, but this year it’s just skyrocketed. The EDM world is really on top of its game right now,” as noted on Rollingstone.com.
Joel Zimmerman, Avicii’s agent, said the Radio City Music Hall show will be a “historic and spectacular moment for fans at the iconic venue. It is a credible statement for where Avicii is taking the electronic music experience, which reflects where the music genre has transcended to,” according to Billboard.com.
According to Inthemix.com Avicii’s summer tour, LE7ELS, which hit major arenas across the United States, brought in $4.1 million, despite the industry pessimistic views that Avicii was going too big too fast.
Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, has made huge waves in the electric dance music genre at the young age of 23. The DJ and record producer hit number six in 2011 on the Top 100 DJs list of DJ Magazine. The superstar’s most notable single is “Levels,” which was officially released in October 2011. His single, “Sunshine” was nominated for a Grammy in 2011. His most recent single is “Silhouette.”
The hard working Avicii will return to the studio soon to finish up “about 10 or 12” tracks which he plans to release later this year or early in 2013. He said, “There’s no lack of music. I have a lot of solo releases lined up. There’s going to be a lot of songs,” according to Rollingstone.com.
For more information on Avicii’s fall North American tour visit: Avicci.com.