The world’s number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, is teaming up with Smirnoff and has chosen South Africa to celebrate the launch of his ‘A State of Trance 500 Tour’. Travelling to five continents, five cities, with five of the hottest nights on the 2011 calendar, a month long tour from 19 March – 18 April 2011 will include stops in South Africa, Europe, USA, South America and Australia.
Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance 500 Tour’ has seen enormous success in the eight years since it was launched, reaching an estimated 10-million listeners in 26 countries and over 30 radio stations and via satellite and internet radio stations. Fans worldwide will be able to tune into this epic milestone as ‘A State of Trance’ celebrates its 500th episode.

Ana Bunton of Smirnoff South Africa says, “It’s been an incredible year for Smirnoff, and to be alongside the world’s number one DJ, Armin van Buuren, for his celebration of ‘A State of Trance 500 Tour’ we are excited to bring yet another once-in-a-lifetime experience to South Africa. We have recently hosted the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, which was a phenomenal success and once again resetting the benchmark for Smirnoff globally. South Africa can expect an outstanding performance from Armin and other world-class DJ’s. In addition to the music, the venue itself will be supported by a mind-blowing Smirnoff production.”

Armin van Buuren, who has been ranked as the world’s number one DJ for four years running in the leading DJ Mag top 100 poll, will be the fifth top international talent brought to South Africa by Smirnoff SA in the last year. Smirnoff brought South Africa the likes of Tiësto for the Smirnoff Experience Mashup Street, DJ Sasha for Smirnoff Experience, Above & Beyond as Smirnoff presented Godskitchen and Monika Kruse, ATB and Markus Schulz who recently brought Berlin’s nightlife alive for the ambitious Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project.

Having recently won various awards as Best Global DJ (2010), Best International DJ (2010), Best progressive House / Trance Track (2009) Best Music video (2009) and Best European DJ (2009), it is evident that Armin’s passion in trance music is beyond a hobby, it is essential to his way of life. “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style. It can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes,” says Armin.

Armin van Buuren’s ‘State of Trance 500 Tour’ is one experience not to be missed.
The tour will start in Johannesburg on 19 March 2011. Tickets can be bought from Computicket from Monday, 6 December 2010.

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