Friday 15 October – Armin van Buuren arrived in Amsterdam alongside his ASOT (A State Of Trance) team, for an enchanting night of trance inside the intimate AFAS Live venue. For the first time since 2017, the trance outfit filled out the famous concert hall having offered up a sparkling production alongside esteemed events developers ALDA. A State Of Trance x ADE Special has proved to be one of the highlights of ADE so far as the eclectic events program returned to the Dutch capital this year.
The night was made memorable as the likes of Ruben de Ronde, Mark Sixma and Vini Vici all took to the decks in front of a raucous Amsterdam crowd. With the trance devotees all warmed up, Armin van Buuren ascended to the stage for a stunning two-hour performance unlike any other. The legendary trance behemoth selected only his finest records across his 120-minute slot, offering his loyal fans the experience some had been waiting on for almost 2 years. In another year adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was well worth the wait; a testament to the hard work, passion, and determination of those behind it to make this unique celebration of trance happen.
Off the back of a captivating night of music, ALDA CEO, Allan Hardenberg reflected on the events:
“Seeing the trance community reunite with Armin van Buuren and ASOT in Amsterdam, was very special for all of us at ALDA. We were proud to have been able to provide fans with the opportunity to witness their favorite artists once again this year, an experience everyone on either side of the stage has been craving for a long time. A huge thank you to all those involved in making the event such a memorable one: the artists, the fans, and especially those working hard behind the scenes to have made it happen. As a team, we look forward to offering more, starting with the highly anticipated ASOT 1000 Celebration Weekend, early 2022.”
The A State Of Trance x ADE Special event marks yet another successful event shared by the teams at ALDA and ASOT and yet there are many more still to come, even this year. The highly anticipated ASOT 1000 tour will stop off in Foro Sol, Mexico next month on 19 November 2021. Plans have also been unveiled for 2022, having it been recently announced that the rescheduled ASOT 1000 Celebration Weekend will take place on 18-19 February 2022 on the familiar grounds of Jaarbeurs, Utrecht in the Netherlands. Tickets for the event are sold out. A month later, ASOT will land in Krakow, Poland on 12 March.
All the dates for the tour can be viewed here.