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.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com