EDM producer Avicii would have been twenty-nine on Sept. 8, 2020. To honor the late producer and DJ, SiriusXM will be paying tribute to the Swedish artist by airing a week-long broadcast to raise mental health awareness, host a series of commentators, and showcase rare footage of his music. The broadcast will air live each day until Sept. 23 at 12 pm ET. To tune into BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit the following link at SiriusXM.
The programming will include an unreleased Avicii set from Japan in 2016 in addition to interviews from last year’s tribute concert in Stockholm. There will also be contributions from the likes of Armin van Buuren, Bonn, David Guetta, Joe Janiak, Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Nile Rodgers, Rita Ora, Zak Abel, and more.
“Anki and I want to thank Geronimo and SiriusXM for their continued support of Tim’s music and for taking this time to put a spotlight on the global issue of mental health. We want to encourage Tim’s fans and all young people to know that they are not alone. It’s important to talk to someone, a friend or family member, or a workmate. There is help for any emotional struggle they or their friends may have.”– Klas Bergling (Avicii’s Father), Founder of The Tim Bergling Foundation
The tribute coincides with Suicide Prevention Week and The Tim Bergling Foundation. The Tim Bergling Foundation advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and supports science-based organizations engaged in preventative action against mental illness.
Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, was an internationally recognized DJ and producer who is most commonly remembered for the hit track, “Levels.” In May, “Levels” was considered to be “The Biggest Track in Tomorrowland history” while his recent album, “TIM” won Best Album at the International Dance Music Awards. The artist was found dead on April 20, 2018, from an apparent suicide and the dance music industry has been mourning the loss ever since.
This news was originally covered by DJMag.