Avicii's House for Hunger US Tour

By Ravi in DJ News, EDM News
Sunday, December 25, 2011, 10:00am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 10:20pm) Add comments

Avicii to Fight Hunger in the US with $1 Million Donation

Avicii House for Hunger US TourThe Grammy-nominated, DC nightlife house music favorite Avicii has announced a 27-day mini-tour to fight hunger in America.

In partnership with Feeding America, the Swedish House star will set out on a 27-day, 26-show tour in January 2012. Avicii’s House for Hunger tour will reach all four corners of the US and everywhere in between.

Dates include Seattle, Phoenix, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico and a slew of other cities throughout the nation. It starts January 5 in Detroit and ends January 31 in Amherst, MA.

Avicii and manager/executive producer Ash Pournouri have committed to give $1 million dollars in personal tour revenue to Feeding America.

“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…”

– Tim Bergling aka Avicii

About Feeding America

American Hunger CharitiesFeeding America fights hunger amongst low-income individuals and families. As America’s top domestic hunger-relief charity, the group supports over 37 million Americans each year.

The group is networked with 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies with a common goal of ending hunger in the US.

Join the fight by visiting feedingamerica.org.

Tiesto, Above & Beyond and More Give Back

A number of the world’s best dance music artists have done their part to combat hardship throughout the world:

Tiesto Dance for Life

Tiesto + Dance4Life:

In 2006 Tiesto became an ambassador to Dance4Life, a group committed to involving the world’s youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The group aims to inspire youth ages 13-19 through music; educate about sexual/reproductive rights; take action in communities; and celebrate life with global dance events.
Georgia Street Detroit housing charity

Above & Beyond + Georgia Street Community Collective:

In 2010, Above & Beyond shot the video for ‘On a Good Day Metropolis’ in the economically depressed Detroit. Regarded as the birthplace of techno, the once flourishing city has depressed in recent years. A&B teamed up with the Georgia Street Community Collective to raise awareness.
Love Parade benefit

van Buuren, van Dyk & Oakenfold + Association of Non-statutory Welfare:

After the tragic 2010 stampede deaths at Germany’s Love Parade; Armin, PvD and Oakie came together as DJ’s United to produce ‘Remember Love.’ All proceeds from the album were donated to Association of Non-statutory Welfare , a part of Germany’s welfare system serving all forms of those in need.
American Red Cross Japan Benefit

Club Glow & Sharam + American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund:

When natural & nuclear disaster simultaneously struck Japan, we felt the need to do our part here in DC nightlife. Teaming up with Sharam, we hosted a benefit party for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund at Barcode. All proceeds went to the Red Cross to help victims.

Do Your Part – Get Involved!

It’s only fitting we publish this piece on Christmas Day, 2011. There are many ways to get involved with making the world a better place. Whether it’s donating time and/or money to a charitable cause or performing a random act of kindness, we can all pitch in to bring an extra smile to the faces of those less fortunate. Just click on the Red Cross photo above to get started!

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