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Tiësto performs special Avicii tribute during EDC Las Vegas set

Taking to the main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas, Dutch trance legend Tiësto performed a very special set last night, as he dropped a number of classic Avicii tracks in an emotional tribute to the Swedish star, who passed away in April.

Grabbing hold of the microphone, the Musical Freedom label owner told the crowd at the Motor Speedway:

“About a month ago, I lost a very good friend of mine. And I know he touched all your hearts, so tonight we celebrate his memory.”

Performing a string of Tim’s greatest hits, including Seek Bromance, Levels, and a special live version of ‘Wake Me Up‘ which featured a vocal performance from special guest Aloe Blacc, Tiësto packed his set with a series of surprises. Bringing Martin Garrix to the stage, he also premiered his brand new single ‘Jackie Chan’, a collaboration with Post Malone, as well as the Holy Goof remix of Drake classic ‘God’s Plan‘, and Childish Gambino‘s viral sensation, ‘This is America.’

You can relive the entire Tiësto set below, including the Godfather of EDM’s heart-warming tribute to the incredible Avicii, which begins at 27:10.

Making the switch over from an established career in sports journalism to the world of dance music in 2016, Jake Gable has cemented a spot as one of the industry's most in-demand names during his tenure to date. Working on highly successful press campaigns for the likes of Tiësto, MK, and many more during his time at one of London's most premiere PR outfits, Gable has also proved his hand as a skilled journalist, interviewing acts such as Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, NERVO, and many more at international events like EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and Amsterdam Dance Event. Working tirelessly as the CEO & Founder of UK company The EVENT, Gable also doubles up as a tour manager, playlist curator, dance music influencer, and DJ, under his JK-GBL alias. Further adding strings to his bow as a freelance copywriter - where he has worked for numerous iconic artists such as Axwell, and labels, such as Third Party's Release Records - Gable is best known for producing two of the biggest editorials in We Rave You history; The first a breaking news story on Swedish House Mafia's return at Miami's Ultra Music Festival in 2018 (a world exclusive), and the second titled 'Avicii: The Truth...', an inquest into the EDM star's passing, published less than 24 hours after his death.

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