Avicii Adds new York City Date to Tour
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:26:21
Rising Swedish DJ, remixer and producer Avicii and At Night Management have added a date in New York City at LAVO New York on Saturday, Jan. 21 for their one million dollar House For Hunger January 2012 Tour. The tour, which boasts 26 high-performance shows packed into 27 days, kicked-off on Thursday, Jan. 5 in Detroit, Michigan to a sold out crowd and is making stops in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.
Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash "Ash" Pournouri will donate $1 million dollars in gig fees personally received from the tour to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization comprised of more than 200 member food banks across the country. The donation will help provide approximately 8 million meals to those in need through Feeding America.
During the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii, Ash and local promoters hope to raise awareness about the reality of hunger issues faced today by many working Americans and engage the next generation of leaders to join in the fight against hunger.
"Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it," said Avicii upon announcing the House For Hunger Tour. "For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. "It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I've gotten from my fans here," he added.
Avicii's manager Ash Pournouri continued, "This is the first time in electronic music history that someone is stepping up in such a massive way to engage fans in a movement to give back in their communities." "I felt it was time to turn a corner and tear down the negative stereotypes of drugs and reckless partying often associated with the house/trance/dance music scene as it's a far cry from what the reality of electronic music is today. So Avicii and I are putting our money where our mouth is and taking the first step to give back to the country and the fans that have helped shape our careers," he concluded.
Remaining Tour Dates:
January 19: Stereo Live in Houston, TX
January 20: The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX
January 21: LAVO New York in New York City
January 24: Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI
January 25: Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA
January 26: Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY
January 27: University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL
January 28: Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 29: Summit Series in Squaw Valley, CA
January 30: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
January 31: Mullins Center in Amherst, MA
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