So you think you’ve seen the world’s flashiest live DJ shows? Not as far as Armin van Buuren’s concerned. Yep, the Dutch lord of the trance is on his way to Hisense Arena, and he doesn’t do things by halves.
The Armin Only: Intense tour is a six-hour spectacular that he’s taking all over the planet (nearly – the only continent missing from his schedule is Antarctica). Combining elements of theatre, dance and live music, the show is meticulously choreographed. Plus, you just know there’ll be smoke and flames and screens as big as your house.
Of course you’ll want to hear the uplifting trance tracks from his 2013 Intense album, but don’t expect a hit procession. Armin’s keen on guiding ravers through an exploration of trance music… and we reckon it’ll be worth the ride.
The first (and slightly cheaper) round of tickets is now on sale. For a closer look into the show’s evolution, have a look at the series of web episodes put together by Armin’s crew – the first one is below. You can see interviews with Armin and his collaborative team and even watch them rehearsing. It’s fascinating, but if we hear the word intense one more time, we might just punch something.