Sweden’s Ericsson Globe will get a brand new title: AVICII ARENA
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii’s legacy will reside on in Sweden — one of many nation’s well-liked arenas is being renamed AVICII ARENA.
Avicii’s father made the announcement Wednesday, about three years after the chart-topping Swedish DJ-producer who toured the world died. The indoor enviornment in Stockholm, which first opened in 1989, was beforehand known as Ericsson Globe. It was named the Stockholm Globe Enviornment till 2009.
“It was a big milestone in Tim’s profession when he performed right here 9 years in the past, and he can be extraordinarily proud that this iconic constructing from immediately will bear his title,” Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, mentioned in a press release.
Avicii, born Tim Bergling, died at age 28 in 2018 by suicide. The Grammy-nominated hitmaker was a juggernaut on the music scene and competition circuit, performing his well-known digital dance songs like “Ranges” around the globe for feverish followers, typically tons of of hundreds at music festivals, the place he was the headline act. He broke boundaries by mixing nation and western sounds with dance music on hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother,” and he was a part of the pack of white-hot DJ-producers-remixers who stood out as pop stars in their very own proper after years of working behind the scenes, from David Guetta to Calvin Harris to Skrillex.
Avicii had up to now suffered acute pancreatitis, partly attributable to extreme ingesting. After having his gallbladder and appendix eliminated in 2014, he canceled a sequence of reveals in try and get better, and in 2016 he introduced he was retiring from the street.
A 12 months after his loss of life, Avicii’s household launched the Tim Bergling Basis, which focuses on supporting folks and organizations within the subject of psychological sickness and suicide prevention.
Andreas Sand, the CEO of ASM International’s Stockholm Reside which manages AVICII ARENA, mentioned “with the ability to use certainly one of Sweden’s most well-known and visited buildings as an emblem and assembly place for some of the essential societal problems with our time in the best way we now do along with our companions feels incredible.”
Klas Bergling added that the venue can be “the hub for sharing concepts and host actions with the give attention to younger peoples’ psychological well being.”
Generally known as the Globe, the sector homes greater than 16,000 seats for concert events and it’s formed like a big white ball.
To rejoice the sector’s new title, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded a brand new interpretation of Avicii’s “For a Higher Day,” carried out by 14-year-old Swedish singer Ella Tiritiello.
“It’s only by listening to the younger folks and dealing with them that we will actually make a distinction,” Klas Bergling mentioned. “We’ll begin from that in all the pieces we do. We name the gathering of younger folks’s ideas For a Higher Day as a result of we targeted our surveys on what they want for a greater tomorrow, and their solutions will type the premise of our work inside and outdoors the AVICII ARENA.”