David Guetta, Kygo, Rita Ora and Adam Lambert lead a line-up of international dance and pop stars for a tribute to Avicii, the late Swedish EDM great.
The Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness will take place Dec. 5 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Avicci’s hometown, with all net profits from it supporting organisations which tackle mental health awareness, suicide prevention and education.
Also on the night, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero will play DJ sets, while longtime collaborator Aloe Blacc, Alex Ebert, Amanda Wilson and others singers who will pay their respects to the ‘Levels’ producer by performing his works live with a 30-piece ensemble.
The benefit concert, announced overnight, is produced by the non-profit foundation carrying Avicii’s name, Tim Bergling, who died April 20, 2018 of an apparent suicide, aged 28.
“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 and co-founder of the foundation with Anki Lidén, the late musician’s mother.
A posthumous Avicii album Tim arrived in June and opened at No. 6 on the ARIA Albums Chart.