AVICII & MANGER ASH POURNOURI TO DONATE $1 MILLION IN FEES FROM THE TOUR TO FEEDING AMERCA® TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER
December 21, 2011 — New York, NY — Rising Swedish DJ, remixer, and producer Avicii and At Night Management announced today the official dates for their one million dollar House For Hunger January 2012 Tour. The tour which boasts 26 high-performance shows packed into 27 days is set to kick-off on Thursday, January 5th in Detroit, Michigan and will make stop in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.
On the heels of a Best Dance Recording Grammy nomination for the co-produced David Guetta track “Sunshine,” U.S. fans will get to hear for the first time live Avicii’s newly released single “Levels” which has been declared the “Tune of 2011″ by David Guetta in DJ Mag.
Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash “Ash” Pournouri have also announced a commitment to donate $1 million dollars in gig fees personally received from the tour to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization comprised of more than 200 member food banks across the country. The donation will help provide approximately 8 million meals to those in need through Feeding America.
Additionally, during the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii, Ash and local promoters hope to raise awareness about the reality of hunger issues faced today by many working Americans and engage the next generation of leaders to join in the fight against hunger.
“Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it,” said Avicii upon announcing the House For Hunger Tour. “For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. “It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I’ve gotten from my fans here,” he added.
Avicii’s manager Ash Pournouri continued, “This is the first time in electronic music history that someone is stepping up in such a massive way to engage fans in a movement to give back in their communities.” “I felt it was time to turn a corner and tear down the negative stereotypes of drugs and reckless partying often associated with the house/trance/dance music scene as it’s a far cry from what the reality of electronic music is today. So Avicii and I are putting our money where our mouth is and taking the first step to give back to the country and the fans that have helped shape our careers,” he concluded.