NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2008) - Award-winning international DJ and producer Armin van Buuren is pleased to announce the release of Imagine- his third artist album- on April 22nd via electronic music imprint Ultra Records. Imagine not only features the trance sounds that has earned Armin legions of fans, but it also contains the perfect mix of pop songs. The diverse group of vocalists on the album adds an international flavor with the first single “Going Wrong” featuring DJ Shah and Chris Jones. See below for a complete track listing.
2007 was a very prosperous year for Armin. The internationally celebrated DJ quickly rose to fame in the dance music arena over the last 6 years with the success of both his music career and his label & management company, Armada. As a result, he was crowned the #1 DJ in the world by the notorious DJ Mag poll in November. Born in Leiden, Holland, van Buuren sells out venues from Europe to Russia, the Middle East to the United States. Though passionate about music from an early age, he earned a law degree to back up his journey with music- quite an accomplishment for any artist.
Armin comes stateside next week to preview new material at the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami with a performance at the Ultra Music Festival. He is nominated for 5 awards at the 23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards- a highlight of the conference- in the categories of Best Global DJ, Best Producer, Best European DJ and Best Full Length DJ Mix CD for the compilation A State of Trance 2007. In addition, he garnered a nomination for Best Radio Mix Show DJ for his show “A State of Trance.” The international radio program pulls in over 6 million listeners a week.
Van Buuren will perform a challenging and mind blowing 9 hour set at the 3rd edition of Armin Only- titled Armin Only Imagine- on April 19th at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands after two successful editions at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. The set will include several surprise acts and artists.
“That I got voted number 1 DJ by the readers of DJ Mag,” says Armin, “made me decide to go a little bit bigger this year. That`s why we chose Jaarbeurs Utrecht to be the venue of choice to have Armin Only Imagine. During this show all the pieces of the puzzle will fall together in a spectacular setting that will go above your imagination!”
In May, Armin van Buuren returns to the United States for a nationwide tour including stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix. A complete list of confirmed dates is below:
28- Pawn Shop- Miami, FL
29- Ultra Music Festival- Miami, FL
19- Jaarbeurs- Utrecht, Netherlands (Armin Only Imagine)
7- Made Event- New York, NY
8- Opera- Atlanta, GA
9- Bar Rio- Houston, TX
10- Spundae/Ruby Skye- San Francisco, CA
11- Roseland- Portland, WA
13- Tentation- Orange County, CA
14- Myst- Phoenix, AZ
15- Beta- Denver, CO
16- Belo- San Diego, CA
17- Vanguard- Los Angeles, CA
19- Talu- Orlando, FL
20- Metropolis- Cleveland, OH
21- Dragonfly- Niagara Falls, ON
22- Blue - DEMF- Detroit, MI
23- The Estate- Boston, MA
24- Vision- Chicago, IL
25- Prive- Las Vegas, NV
* All Dates Subject to Change