Current MixMag Top 100 DJ top spot occupier & superstar dj Armin van Buuren has chosen South Africa as one of his destinations for his A State Of Trance Episode 500 (ASOT500) World Tour & MyCityByNight is bloody freaking excited to say the least.
The world’s number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, is teaming up with the new authority to in global entertainment Smirnoff to travel 5 continents, 5 cities to provide the world with 5 of the hottest party nights ever seen before in a month long tour from 19 March – 18 April 2011, which will include stops in South Africa, Europe, USA, South America and Australia.
Kreg & I know Armin fairly well & have sacrificed at least 104 goats between the two of us to recgonise his complete awesomeness. AvB produces the planet’s biggest & most listened to radio show entitled A State Of Trance, which improves millions of peoples rather boring lives on a weekly basis giving them the best in uplifting & progressive trance- leading them to feel happy and in dire need of sacrificing a goat.
Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’ has seen unbelievable success in the eight years since it was launched, reaching an estimated 10-million listeners in 26 countries and over 30 radio stations and via satellite and internet radio stations. Its big- in every sense of the word. Fans worldwide will be able to tune into ‘A State of Trance’ & send through special dedications as we celebrate its 500th episode. (in fact I’m busy listening to episode 250 & the fully emotional dedications about how ASOT is more than just a music show right now- wooooohooooo!)
Adrian Petersen of Smirnoff South Africa had this to say-
“It’s been an incredible year for Smirnoff, and to be alongside the world’s number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, for his celebration of ‘A State of Trance 500 Tour’ we are excited to bring yet another once-in-a-lifetime experience to South Africa. We have recently hosted the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, which was a phenomenal success and once again resetting the benchmark for Smirnoff globally. South Africa can expect an outstanding performance from Armin and other world-class DJ’s. In addition to the music, the venue itself will be supported by a mind-blowing Smirnoff production.”
MyCityByNight agrees with him- this is going to be shit-hot! We had the pleasure of seeing AvB tear up the Godskitchen Boombox last year & I think I actually shed a tear mid-set. Armin van Buuren, who has been ranked as the world’s number one DJ for four years running in the leading DJ Mag top 100 poll (which is mad), will be the fifth top international talent brought to South Africa by Smirnoff SA in the last year. Smirnoff brought South Africa the likes of Tiësto for the Smirnoff Experience Mashup Street, DJ Sasha for Smirnoff Experience, Above & Beyond as Smirnoff presented Godskitchen and Monika Kruse, ATB and Markus Schulz who recently brought Berlin’s Nightlife alive for the ambitious Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project. – Smirnoff SA bless your freaking soul!
Now onto the details
Jozi has been chosen as the city to represent SA & Africa and this will be the opening event of the global tour come 19 March 2011. Tickets can be bought from Computicket NOW.
For more information log on to www.facebook.com/SmirnoffSA
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Looks like MyCityByNight Cape Town is making another mission up to Jozi to join the boys & girls up there for a little bit of history making!!! We are not missing this for the world!!!! Cheap flights booked now for the win!!
ASOT 500… WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!