Armin van Buuren Announces 'Armin Only-Intense' World Tour

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Eighteen cities added to world tour, more to be announced.

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The basis of Armin Only will always be a DJ set, but to make it more interesting for the crowd, I’m going to try and really make the live moments almost like you would witness them in a theater. ~Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren announced the cities and dates of his upcoming world tour: Armin Only – Intense. Next to the first two (sold-out) editions in the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome in early November, the tour will also land in cities such as New York, St. Petersburg, Toronto, Mexico city, Sydney, Johannesburg and many more. ALDA Events, in charge of the concept development, emphasizes that the new Armin Only – Intense will be a spectacle for each and every visitor.

Concept and Vision

The new world tour is inspired by Armin’s latest artist album, Intense (Armada Music). Armin Only is a concept that started in the early days of Armin’s career. Since the first editions in the early millennium years, the show has grown and come to life. Armin said, ”Unlike today, now that it’s all based on short sets and quick highlights, it used to be all about the long sets, the musical trips. That’s what Armin Only is based on – to take the clubbers on a six-plus hour journey into music. Through the Armin Only - Intense shows, I can tell them the full story of my Intense album – in fact of everything I’d like to say.”

New Approach

With a new world tour, greater expectations arise. Armin van Buuren and ALDA Events have teamed up with famous theatre director, Jos Thie, and creative mind, Sander Reneman (owner of 250K). The two directors teamed up with the Intense crew, resulting in a completely unconventional and fresh approach to an electronic dance music show. Armin said of the new approach to the show, “The basis of Armin Only will always be a DJ set, but to make it more interesting for the crowd, I’m going to try and really make the live moments almost like you would witness them in a theater.” As a result, there will be an extensive rehearsal period of two weeks, during which time Armin and his crew will perfect the show. Exclusive preview shows have been added in Brabanthallen before the Ziggo Dome shows for a relatively intimate audience of 2,000 people per show. Tickets for the preview shows are available via http://www.ArminOnly.com. There will also be the creation of a road movie filmed during the entire tour, which will be made possible by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Philips.

Destinations

On Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of November, Armin welcomes all of his fans during the official kick-off of his world tour in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he will unfold the many layers of this new show. Tickets for the first Armin Only – Intense show sold-out within hours and tickets for the second show sold-out within one weekend. After this premiere, Armin Only – Intense will continue its journey around the world. Audiences can expect to be blown away by an exclusive six-hour set by Armin van Buuren, including stunning live performances, dance acts and top-notch technical effects that have never been used in an electronic dance music (EDM) show before. The following destinations have been announced with more to follow:

November 15th, 2013    Ziggo Dome    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
November 16th, 2013    Ziggo Dome    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
December 28th, 2013    International Exhibition Centre    Kiev, Ukraine
January 24th, 2014    The National Sports Club of India    Mumbai, India
February 7th, 2014    Arena Armeec    Sofia, Bulgaria
February 8th, 2014    SKK Arena    St. Petersburg, Russia
February 21st, 2014        Minsk Arena    Minsk, Belarus
February 22nd, 2014        Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre    Helsinki, Finland
April 11th, 2014    (venue TBA)    New York, NY, U.S.
April 17th, 2014    (venue TBA)    Chicago, IL, U.S.
April 19th, 2014    (venue TBA)    Toronto, Canada
May 3rd, 2014    (venue TBA)    Vancouver, Canada
(date TBA)    (venue TBA)    San Francisco, CA, U.S.
May 9th, 2014    (venue TBA)    Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
May 16th, 2014    Teatro Banamex    Monterrey, Mexico
May 17th, 2014    Sports Palace    Mexico City, Mexico
June 7th, 2014    Hisense Arena    Melbourne, Australia
June 8th, 2014    Sidney Showgrounds    Sydney, Australia
June 14th, 2014    Coca-Cola Dome    Johannesburg, South Africa
September 27th, 2014    Olympiski    Moscow, Russia

For more information about Armin Only – Intense visit: http://www.arminonly.com and http://www.facebook.com/ArminOnlyOfficial?fref=ts. Armin Only – Intense is made possible by KLM, carrier of the world’s best DJs.

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