Armin van Buuren’s radio show ‘A State of Trance’ has been going strong for more than twelve years already. With an estimated amount of 20 million listeners, divided over more than 50 countries and over 40 radio-stations plus globally through satellite and internet radio-stations, ‘A State of Trance’ is one of the most popular and beloved weekly radio shows around. Armin won the award ‘Best Mix Radio Show’ at the Winter Music Conference in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. Armin has been voted number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 for five years, claiming the number 2 in the popularity poll in 2013.
Armin weekly provides trance fans with a blend of tasty new tunes, the Future Favourite, Tune of the Week and classic track. And the good thing is, it’s not just limited to trance music only. Armin: “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.” The main focus of the show will always be trance, but Armin is not being imprisoned by one style. The radio show is the perfect way to keep track of what the trance lovers want, since the Future Favourite gets voted by them, with a weekly poll held on www.astateoftrance.com.
The birthdays of the A State of Trance show are always celebrated in style. A State of Trance 600 involved a 10 week world tour with 12 shows in 11 different countries. Drawing a total of more than 200,000 visitors and millions of online listeners to ‘The Expedition’ world tour, including sold out shows in Madrid, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Minsk, Sofia, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Miami, Guatemala, New York and finally Den Bosch, the world’s number one DJ looks back upon the biggest world tour he’s ever done. Armin van Buuren ended his successful A State of Trance 600 world tour with the grand finale in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Nearly 30,000 visitors from 80 different countries travelled to the Brabanthallen for the final event of the tour, witnessing the biggest trance event in Europe.
In early 2014, a new A State of Trance world tour will land – ‘New Horizons’. With shows in cities such as Almaty, Yekaterinburg, Utrecht, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Miami, it looks set to be another spectacle. 5 of the shows will be audio & video broadcast, so that everyone can be part of the world tour.
Every year, at the end of December, the listeners are able to vote for their absolute favourites of the show, that might end up in the ‘A State of Trance Top 20′. A week after, in the last episode of the year, Armin blends the best tunes of that year into a 2 hours Yearmix, that will also appear on a 2-disc album.
For those that can’t get enough of the show, Armin has launched an official, weekly ‘A State of Trance’ podcast, which is available on iTunes and contains the highlights of the show.
With an ever growing popularity and a steady group of loyal fans, ‘A State of Trance’ is only getting bigger and better.