After wowing crowds at Lollapalooza, DJ/producer Avicii is about to make history with his upcoming tour. The 22-year-old Swedish wunderkind best known for his smash hit "Le7els" will become the first EDM act to headline at New York's legendary Radio City Music Hall when he sets up his gear there on September 27.
His upcoming North American tour will kick off on August 31 with two nights in Las Vegas, one at the Marquee Night Club and another the following day at Marquee Day Club. From there he'll play a mix of large theaters, colleges and coliseums, hitting venues in Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta and wrapping up with an October 12 date at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas.
With EDM artists such as Skrillex and Deadmau5 proving that the genre has graduated to the big rooms usually reserved for rock and pop's biggest stars, Avicii is just the latest electronic dance act to make the jump to playing storied venues like Radio City. Just last month, Kaskade broke the seal on Los Angeles' Staples Center when he played a sold-out gig at the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and, in just a few weeks, MTV 2012 Video Music Awards.
Speaking of the VMA's, Avicii
will be facing off against Calvin Harris, Duck Sauce, Martin Solveig and Skrillex in the brand new Best Electronic Dance Music Video category at this year's show.
Avicii tour dates:
»8/31 - Las Vegas NV @ Marquee Night Club
»9/1 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Day Club
»9/02 -- Miami, FL @ Mansion
»9/5 -- Windson, ON @ Riverfront Festival Waterfront Plaza
»9/7 -- Waterloo, ON @ Revolution
»9/10 -- Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Events Centre
»9/12 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Temple University at Liacouras Centre
»9/13 -- Birmingham, NY @ Broome County Arena
»9/1 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Santa Monica Civic
»9/14 -- Las Vegas, NV @ XS
»9/15 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Beach
»9/15 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Santa Monica Civic
»9/20 -- Morgantown, WV @ West Virginia University- Coliseum
»9/21 -- Baltimore, MD @ Johns Hopkins University
»9/27 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
»9/28 -- Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival
»9/29 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Nightclub
»9/30 -- Lewisburg, PA @ Bucknell University
»10/12: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits