Amsterdam, December 2, 2016 – ‘The Best of Armin Only’, Armin van Buuren’s largest ever solo show in celebration of his career’s twentieth anniversary, has sold out at lightning speed. With the official ticket sale commencing at 4pmtoday, all tickets were snapped up in a staggering ten minutes. Set to make history as the first DJ to host a solo show at the Amsterdam ArenA, due to the incredible success and popular demand Armin has announced a second show, which will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017. Tickets are available now and can be purchased via www.arminonly.nl/tickets.
A once in a lifetime opportunity, taking place at one of the most prestigious venues in the Netherlands, these shows will not only be his largest to date, but will also mark the final chapter in the ‘Armin Only’ world tours. A celebration of Armin’s extraordinary career, which has seen him placed in the top five DJs in the world (DJ Mag) for the last fifteen years, ‘The Best of Armin Only’ will see the Dutch legend take his fans back in time – from his very first club memories to the best of his world tours, as well as a sneak peek of what the future has in store.
Speaking about the shows, Armin van Buuren said:
“It is touching that the show sold out so quickly. Amazing that so many people want to celebrate this milestone of Armin Van Buuren 20 Years – The Best of Armin Only with me so eagerly. This is the biggest my team and I have created in the past 20 years and I am really looking forward to it! We aim to make this the best show ever, and are doing everything in our power to make sure everyone will leave the ArenA with goosebumps. Of course I want to give everyone the chance to be present, which is why a second show seemed more than fair.”
Crowned the world’s best DJ no less than five times and awarded a host of other accolades and titles over the past twenty years, it’s evident why Armin van Buuren has become a worldwide phenomenon in the electronic music sphere. Having hosted over 100 Armin Only shows spanning 5 continents and 68 countries, Armin is currently traversing the globe with his ‘Armin Only Embrace’ world tour. On February 18, 2017, a new edition of A State of Trance will take place in Utrecht, a world revered event based around his weekly radio, which now airs in over 84 countries to a weekly audience of over 37 million listeners worldwide.
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About Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren has been widely regarded as one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers within electronic dance music for close to twenty years. His lifelong dedication to electronic music earned him a Grammy® nomination for This Is What It Feels Like feat. Trevor Guthrie and he has been voted the world’s #1 DJ an unprecedented five times in the annual DJ Mag Top 100, racking up fourteen consecutive top 5 spots to date in the process.
His weekly two-hour radio show, A State of Trance (ASOT), is broadcast in more than 84 countries, drawing more than 37 million listeners every week. The ASOT brand has grown into a complete live show experience and touring concept, with stages and events all over the world.
Over the years, Armin has launched several Armin Only world tours, including ones based on one (or more) of his albums (Imagine in 2008, Mirage in 2010, and Intense in 2013). His latest world tour, Armin Only Embrace, is directly tied to the Embrace album, his sixth and latest full-length artist album.
In addition, Armin is the co-founder of the Armada Music record label (together with Maykel Piron and David Lewis), which has been acclaimed internationally for releasing top-notch electronic music in a variety of genres.
As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows a year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Omnia Nightclub (Las Vegas), Ushuaia (Ibiza), and numerous others.
Lastly, Armin has six full-length artist albums to his name: 76 (2003), Shivers (2005), Imagine (2008), Mirage (2010), Intense (2013) and Embrace (2015).
Armin is the co-founder of the Armada Music record label (together with Maykel Piron and David Lewis), which has been acclaimed internationally for releasing top-notch electronic music in a variety of genres. As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows a year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Tomorrowland (Belgium), Omnia Nightclub (Las Vegas), Ushuaia (Ibiza), and numerous others. Armin has the second-most-followed artist playlist in any music genre on Spotify and launched his sixth full-length artist album (Embrace) on October 29, 2015, following on from 76 (2003), Shivers (2005), Imagine (2008), Mirage (2010) and Intense (2013).