We sat down with +Armin van Buuren recently to ask him all about the fun of the #ASOT650 tour, the challenges of combining it with Armin Only and his upcoming #Ibiza residency at Ushuaïa. Read what he had to say below...
Timetables for ASOT650 Kuala Lumpur & Jakarta announced!
Another BIG weekend is coming up! After the #ASOT madness of Moscow, Almaty, Yekaterinburg, Utrecht, Santiago and Buenos Aires, we head over to Asia! Check the timetables here: http://www.astateoftrance.com/?p=17297
Armin van Buuren’s radio show ‘A State of Trance’ has been going strong for more than eleven years already. With an estimated amount of 20 million listeners, divided over 26 countries and over 40 radio-stations plus globally through satellite and internet radio-stations, ‘A State of Trance’ is one of the most popular and beloved weekly radio shows around. Armin won the award ‘Best Mix Radio Show’ at the Winter Music Conference in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Armin has been voted number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 for five years, claiming back the number one in the critically acclaimed popularity poll in 2012.
Armin weekly provides trance fans with a blend of tasty new tunes, the Future Favourite, Tune of the Week and classic track. And the good thing is, it’s not just limited to trance music only. Armin: “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.” The main focus of the show will always be trance, but Armin is not being imprisoned by one style. The radio show is the perfect way to keep track of what the trance lovers want, since the Future Favourite gets voted by them, with a weekly poll held on www.astateoftrance.com.
ASOT birthdays The birthdays of the A State of Trance show are always celebrated in style. A State of Trance 550 took place in March 2012, with 6 massive shows, in the cities of London, Moscow, Kiev, Los Angeles, Miami and Den Bosch. In February, March and April 2013, Armin will travel the globe with his A State of Trance 600 - The Expedition world tour, touching down in cities such as New York, Beirut, Den Bosch, Kuala Lumpur, Minsk, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.
Every year, at the end of December, the listeners are able to vote for their absolute favourites of the show, that might end up in the ‘A State of Trance Top 20’. A week after, in the last episode of the year, Armin blends the best tunes of that year into a 2 hours Yearmix, that will also appear on a 2-disk album.
For those that can’t get enough of the show, Armin has launched an official, weekly ‘A State of Trance’ podcast, which is available on iTunes and contains the highlights of the show.
With an ever growing popularity and a steady group of loyal fans, ‘A State of Trance’ is only getting bigger and better.