It's been less than two years since we lost Avicii. The talented producer and DJ tragically committed suicide in April 2018, but the conversation surrounding mental health has propelled further ever since. And on Thursday, December 5th, Avicii will be remembered and honored through his collaborators during a special show: Avicii Tribute Concert For Mental Health Awareness.
According to Billboard.com, the concert is set to feature a 30-piece band that will perform two hours worth of original music from the late DJ, along with the singers he's worked with throughout the years including Rita Ora, Adam Lambert, Aloe Blacc and more. And those attending the show live will hear DJ sets from dance music stars like Kygo, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero.
Fans can tune in to the two-hour live show via iHeartRadio's dance music station Evolution on December 5th at 3pm ET.
The net profits of the Avicii Tribute concert will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which was set up by the DJ's parents after his death. The organization focuses on mental health support and awareness.
In a press release, Avicii's father said, "We are grateful that his friends, producers, artists and colleagues are coming to Stockholm to help. They have all expressed a sincere interest and desire to engage in efforts to stem the tide of mental illness and lend their support to our work with the Tim Bergling Foundation. We are very much looking forward to this evening, which will be a starting point for the foundation's work going forward." He added, "Every year, around 1,500 people take their own lives in Sweden and globally up to one million. It is a tragedy that affects families, communities and with long-term effects on relatives who live on in grief. It is a global crisis and the second most common cause of death among young people aged 15-29. We want this concert to help put the topic on the agenda and pay attention to the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. Policies and tools are needed to detect the risks and prevent suicide, especially among young people."
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