The passing of Avicii in April of 2018 has been difficult for the dance music community, it impacted people far and wide and started important conversations around mental health. Now fans who adored him and the artist who were close to him to have a chance to come together for a special event to give him one last show.
Following the release of the posthumous album ‘TIM’, Aloe Blacc hinted at the event but today it’s been officially unveiled. The tribute concert held for the late Tim Berg will take place on December 5th at the Friends Arena in his home city of Stockholm, Sweden.
Many of his closest musical friends and collaborators will grace the stage (full list below), among the performances, there will be a two-hour headlining set of his original music performed by collaborators such as Rita Ora and Aloe Blacc along with a 30-piece band. It is going to be the first time many of the ‘TIM’ songs are performed live.
“Tim had plans for his music to be performed together with a large live band, and now we are realizing his dream and giving fans a chance to experience his music in this unique way,” says Klas Bergling, Tim’s father.
From DJ’s to vocalists – it is a perfect representation of the people he worked with throughout his illustrious career. From acts who consider Avicii to be a role model to acts who collaborated many years ago – these are the best acts to be brought together to celebrate the life of one of the best dance producers that has ever lived.
During the two-hour live concert, the singers who participated in Avicii’s biggest songs – artists such as Aloe Blacc, Rita Ora, Adam Lambert and Sandro Cavazza, and others – will perform Avicii’s original songs together with a 30-man band. The concert starts at 16:00 with artists on stage from 17.00.
“Tim had plans for his music to be performed together with a large live band. Now we are realizing his dream and giving the audience and listeners a chance to experience Tim’s songs in a truly unique way. ” says Klas Bergling.
“We are grateful that his friends, artists and musicians whom he worked with during his career come to Stockholm and help us to realize this tribute concert. They have all expressed a sincere interest and desire to get involved in trying to stop the rise of mental illness, and give their support in our work with the Tim Bergling foundation. We are very much looking forward to this evening.”
This concert announcement has tied in with the launch of the Tim Berg Foundation, the charity Avicii’s parents started after his death. All proceeds from the festival will be going to the foundation and it’s very likely all artists are performing for free. This is another incredible tribute for Avicii, his legacy needs to stay alive and this will help it. It will most definitely be an emotional event, but uplifting all the same.
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. CET. There is a ticket page up if you want to check it later to see if there’s any update.
DJ performances by:
- David Guetta
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
- Laidback Luke
- Nicky Romero
Live Tribute Concert:
- Rita Ora (Lonely Together)
- Aloe Blacc (Wake Me Up, SOS, Liar Liar)
- Alex Ebert (For A Better Day)
- Amanda Wilson (Seek Bromance)
- Andreas Moe (Fade Into Darkness, Last Dance)
- Audra Mae (Addicted To You, Long Road To Hell)
- Blondfire (Liar Liar)
- Bonn (Freak, Ain’t A Thing)
- Carl Falk (Without You, Broken Arrows, Sunset Jesus, Trouble)
- Dan Tyminski (Hey Brother)
- Gavin Degraw (Sunset Jesus)
- Joe Janiak (Bad Reputation, Never Leave Me)
- Nick Furlong (The Nights)
- Otto Knows (Back Where I Belong)
- Sandro Cavazza (Without You, Gonna Love Ya)
- Simon Aldred (Waiting For Love)
- Vargas & Lagola (Tough Love,
- Zak Abel (Ten More Days)