New York, NY — 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, January 21st 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 5th 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.
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 climbed to No. 1 on the international Beatport chart and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Club Play chart. The video for “Le7els” has already garnered over 10 million YouTube views- check it out here. After just two years of performing, the 22-year-old landed at No. 6 on DJ Magazine’s yearly poll of the Top 100 DJs. Immediately following the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii has announced a killer line up of headline performances on the festival circuit including Ultra Music Festival in March and both weekends at Coachella in April.
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.
Check out the Remaining Dates on Avicii’s House For Hunger January 2012 Tour:
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 21: LAVO New York in New York, NY
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
For more information about the House For Hunger January Tour or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://houseforhunger.org.
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 ButThe 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. For more about Avicii, visit www.avicii.com and download “Le7els” now on iTunes.
About Ash Pournouri
From a truly extra-ordinary artist manager/mentor, producer and former promoter, to an A&R visionary, charismatic philanthropist and gifted legal mind, Arash “Ash” Pournouri has combined his incredible natural business acumen and flair with a raw talent for music to fast become one of the most formidable personalities in the electronic music industry…and he’s only 30. With a master’s degree in law securely under his belt, Ash found his way into music as a knowledgeable, hard-nosed promoter in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. In 2008, Ash spotted the then-18 year old Tim Bergling, signed him as the first artist to ‘At Night’ – Pournouri’s management agency – and everything fell into place. In just a few short years, Pournouri has single handedly sculpted and nurtured the teenager into one of the most in demand and hyped artists of our time – AVICII. As proved with the now-superstar, Ash’s A&R prowess and ability to hone in on raw talent is what truly separates him from the pack. With his next management brainchild project – dubstep duo Cazzette – already in full swing and taking the blogosphere by storm, Ash is proving once again that his fingers are firmly on the pulse of an industry that has yet to realize its enormity.
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. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.