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 Destinations Armin Only Intense world tour announced for South Africa

Just a couple of weeks before the completely sold out kick off of his world tour in Amsterdam this November, Armin van Buuren has announced the upcoming destinations for his new world tour ‘Armin Only Intense’ which will be coming to South Africa for one night only at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg on 14th June 2014. Tickets go on sale at midday on Saturday 26th October from and Computicket. Proudly bought to you by Big Electronic and M-Net.

The world famous DJ, who has been crowned number 1 DJ of the world five times during his impressive career kicks off this world tour in Amsterdam to literally travel the world afterwards with his new tour and crew. Both worldwide fans and promoters have been waiting impatiently to find out what this new world tour is all about. ALDA Events, who has been in charge of the concept development emphasizes the new Armin Only Intense world tour will definitely leave every single fan in awe. 



Concept & vision
This new world tour concept has been inspired by Armin’s latest album ‘Intense’. According to him, Intense embraces more genres than any of his other albums. “It contains cross-overs from progressive to trance and from classical music to rock. I am a perfectionist and some of these tracks have taken me months to finish them. I wanted each and every one of those tracks to be perfect. I have incorporated as many as ‘real’ instruments as possible such as a live orchestra and sounds of the rock band of my brother Eller. It has been a true honor and inspiration to work with such talented artists, singers and songwriters. It has been and ‘intense’ process but I am very pleased with the result.”

New approach
With a new world tour comes a new approach. Armin van Buuren and ALDA Events have teamed up with famous theatre director Jos Thie (previous director of musicals Tommy and Doe Maar) and creative mind Sander Reneman (owner 250K). The two directors have been working intensively with the Intense crew and this resulted in a completely unconventional and fresh approach when it comes to developing an EDM show. This result in for instance an extensive rehearsal period of two weeks in which Armin and his crew will dot the i’s and cross the t’s. After these rehearsals there will be exclusive sneak previews in the Brabanthallen during which a limited amount of fans can witness the end result.




Expect to be blown away by an exclusive 6 hours set by Armin Van Buuren, including stunning live performances, dancing acts and top-notch technical effects that have never been used in EDM before. These are the first destinations that have been announced earlier today:

Kiev, Ukraine                        28-12-2013                                                           Vancouver, Canada:                           03-05-2014
Mumbai, India                      24-01-2014                                                           Los Angeles, USA:                              09-05-2014
Sofia, Bulgaria:                    07-02-2014                                                           San Francisco, USA:                           TBA
St. Petersburg, Russia:       08-02-2013                                                           Monterrey, Mexico:                             16-05-2014
Minsk, Belarus:                    21-02-2014                                                           Mexico City, Mexico:                           17-05-2014
Helsinki, Finland:                 22-02-2014                                                           Melbourne, Australia:                         07-06-2014
New York, USA:                   11-04-2014                                                           Sydney, Australia:                               08-06-2014
Chicago, USA:                     17-04-2014                                                           Johannesburg, South Africa:            14-06-2014
Toronto, Canada:                                19-04-2014                                                           Moscow, Russia:                                  27-09-2014
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Tour Itinerary

Johannesburg – Presented by Big Electronic and M-Net

Coca-Cola Dome – 14th June 2014

Limited advance ‘early bird’ tickets available from R540. Go to for more information

Ticket Price:

R650 Standing Tickets

R1080 VIP tickets

R2500 Platinum Tickets

Tickets go on sale Saturday 26th October 2013 at midday from and Computicket

Age Restriction: No Under 18s.


Big Electronic is South Africa’s premier Electronic dance music promoter and is the combined experience of three different event platforms. We have sought the best in industry experience to partner in collaborative projects to bring celebrated Electronic Dance Music acts to South Africa.

ALDA Events is a global, Dutch producer, concept developer and promoter of DJ and event concepts. Founded in 2007 and based in Amsterdam, we solely work from a ‘integrated concept perspective’ using our broad experience, knowledge and skills in the field of stage design, technical production, video, special effects, decor design and entertainment for every production. We create and develop complete high-quality event brands from scratch and position them according to the wishes and preferences of our target group(s) and world famous artists such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Sander van Doorn and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.