Redefining, extravagant and a grand statement was what Grammy-nominated Dutch DJ/producer Armin van Buuren served up in a spell-binding, multi-million dollar high-production conceptual world tour show to a faithful flock of 7,500 revellers at The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, on April 1.
The event was organised by The Livescape Group in collaboration with The Multiply and ALDA Events. ALDA Events is a Dutch-based events agency that has organised over 160 shows in more than 33 countries.
The five-hour theatrical affair that began at 7pm opened the live show with jazz trumpeter Eric Vloeimans on solo blowing over the rising tempos to a feverish height set against the backdrop of confetti bursts, pyros, a dazzling shape-shifting light show and a cast of dancers and guest vocalists & musicians, to mark the highly-anticipated world tour – van Buuren’s biggest yet.
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The live sets were like a well-oiled engine that progressed through the night with a diverse breathe in musical presentation from jazz, rock and hip-hop reflecting van Buuren’s expanding musical tastes to his trademark trance vinyl set – a harder return to his roots and a key moment of the night for the old faithful.
Says Muhammad Iqbal, Group CEO of The Livescape Group, which also co-organised Armin Only Embrace in Jakarta on March 31 at JIEXPO Kemayoran: “Both shows were magical and awe-inspiring masterpieces put together by a world-class act alongside a prodigious cast of musicians. It is also an enormous milestone for all of us to have co-organised one of the world’s most talked-
about shows in two countries in the same week for the first time, and be part of the success following months of preparation and hard work.”