Avicii Tribute Museum to Open in Stockholm in 2021

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Avicii left behind more than a legacy. On Tuesday (June 9), it was announced that a tribute museum honoring the late dance music producer will open in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, in 2021.

The Avicii Experience will feature memorabilia, never-before-seen photos and video, and published and unpublished music including previously unreleased early versions of his era-defining EDM anthem «Levels.» The museum will also include unreleased music that served as the foundation for the posthumous Avicii album, Tim, which was released in 2019, just more than a year after the superstar producer took his own life on April 20, 2018, while traveling in Muscat, Oman.

The museum will be located in one of Stockholm’s main city squares, Sergels torg, inside a new «digital culture center» called Space, which when open will combine gaming, music and content creation. A portion of the money generated through the Avicii Experience will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which was created by Bergling’s parents, Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén, in the wake of their son’s death. The foundation focuses on suicide prevention among young people.

«I’ve gotten much more informed after Tim. That’s natural,» Klas Bergling, who heads the Foundation, told Billboard Dance in May. «I really didn’t know much about suicide. It’s so complicated and unpredictable regarding what people might potentially be suicidal — that’s almost impossible to see.»

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A rendering of Space, set to open in Stockholm in 2021.

Organizers of the Avicii Experience promise an «intensively emotional tribute» that follows «Tim’s journey from a reclusive music nerd to a celebrated superstar, from his boyhood room where it all started to the Los Angeles studio where the biggest hits were created.»

An opening date for the Avicii Experience has not yet been announced.

Nick Jonas Pays Tribute to Avicii With Performance of ‘Wake Me Up

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Nick Jonas performed a touching, stripped-down version of one of Avicii’s greatest hits after news broke of the DJ/producer’s passing on April 20.

At the Akron, Ohio stop on his spring tour, Jonas picked up an acoustic guitar and softly strummed through «Wake Me Up!,» Avicii’s 2013 smash collaboration with Aloe Blacc. Jonas began with «Rest in peace, Avicii» before the first chords of the song rang out, and the entire crowd at the University of Akron’s James A. Rhode Arena joined him in singing nearly every word.

«Wake Me Up!» peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reigned atop the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in the weeks following its release, and took home the distinction of Top Dance/Electronic Song at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Watch Jonas’ moving performance of «Wake Me Up!» below.

This article was originally published by: Billboard

Rita Ora & Avicii’s “Lonely Together” Is A Melancholy Bop

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Things are looking up for Rita Ora. The Brit’s current single, “Your Song,” has been a top 20 in just about every territory except the US and she’s putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album (due in early 2018). The pop star also lends her voice to Avicii’s “Lonely Together” — one of the highlights of the Swedish DJ’s comeback EP. In fact, the melancholy bop is probably the best things Rita has done since “I Will Never Let You Down” and really should be rolled out as a single.

The 26-year-old had previously performed a semi-acoustic version of the song at an event in London, but Avicii’s dreamy electronic production lifts it to another level. “It’s you and your world and I’m caught in the middle, I caught the edge of a knife and it hurts just a little,” Rita begins the track over driving synths. The diva realizes that the relationship is over, but can’t quite let go. “I might hate myself tomorrow, but I’m on my way tonight,” she sings on the chorus. “Let’s be lonely together.” Listen below.

 

This article was originally published by: Idolator