Thursday, February 14, 2013

Armin van Buuren first EDM artist to integrate Google+ Hangouts into live events


This week, Armin van Buuren announced that, during the live shows of his upcoming A State of Trance 600 ‘The Expedition’ world tour, he will be video-chatting with his fans via Google+ Hangouts. By doing so, he is the first artists in the EDM scene to offer this unique interaction. Via the hang-outs, fans can video chat with their personal DJ hero, as well as artists such as Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin and W&W. Not only is it the perfect way of engaging the audience to the quickly growing social medium that is Google+, but also to enhance their live listening experience at home. Next week,the A State of Trance 600 world tour of the Dutch DJ will kick-off in the Spanish capital of Madrid. This week, Armin came through on his promise that the tour would be ‘bigger, better and more interactive’, announcing Google+ Hangouts during all live shows of the tour. Next to the live radio and video broadcasts, Armin van Buuren and other DJ’s on the line-up will also be chatting with a selection of fans. The live shows will gather millions of music lovers all across the globe. 8 of the 12 shows will be broadcast life and offer fans the possibility to video chat via Google+ Hangouts. A State of Trance fans are invited to subscribe for the hang-out sessions via www.astateoftrance.com/hangout.
Armin van Buuren: ”On my Google+ page, I’ve got over a million fans and that number is only growing. Through the Google+ Hangouts, I’m hoping to take the radio show to the next level and make it even more interactive for the fans. Every week, more than 20 million people tune into my show, so for these special live shows I’d like to take it one step further. Via the Google+ Hangouts, I can turn the listeners into viewers and offer them a front row seat.”

Tickets for the ASOT600 shows in Madrid, Mexico, New York and Miami have sold out. Tickets for other editions are available via www.astateoftrance.com.     

Google+ page Armin van Buuren: www.arminvanbuuren.com/googleplus
Google+ page A State Of Trance: www.astateoftrance.com/googleplus