Rising Swedish DJ and producer Avicii and At Night Management announced today the official dates 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, January 5 in Detroit, Michigan and will make stop in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.
On the heels of a Best Dance Recording GRAMMY nomination for the co-produced David Guetta track Sunshine, U.S. fans will get to hear for the first time live Avicii’s newly released single Le7els which has been declared the “Tune of 2011” by David Guetta in DJ Mag.
Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash “Ash” Pournouri have also announced a commitment to 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. Additionally, 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.
Check out the Avicii House For Hunger January 2012 Tour Dates:
- January 15 – (Day Show) University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
- January 15 – (Night Show) Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
- January 16 – Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX
- January 17 – Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX
- January 18 – Buchanan’s Event Center in El Paso, TX
- January 19 – Stereo Live in Houston, TX
- January 20 – The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX
- 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
Born Tim Bergling in Stockholm, Avicii is a part of the next generation of electronic music producers to explode alongside the likes of Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, and his sometime collaborator Guetta (on Guetta’s current album “Nothing But The Beat”). After just two years of performing, the 22-year-old Swede has landed at No. 6 on DJ Magazine yearly poll of the Top 100 DJs. His new single Le7els recently released in the United States through LE7ELS Records/Atom Empire/Interscope, climbed to No. 1 on the international Beatport chart, as well as on the club charts in Germany and Australia, while the success of prior singles Seek Bromance, Street Dancer and Fade Into Darkness have propelled him into the ranks of superstar DJs who are able to perform to massive crowds.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.