Avicii has become the latest DJ to receive the wax figure treatment at the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York City. An unreserved musical icon, Tim will join the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Ed Sheeran who also have each of their own figures at the museum.
Typically, the procedure to creating a wax figure consists of a team of 20 people taking approximately 200 measurements of the subject at hand, however, given the circumstances, this was different. Assisted by Tim’s parents Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén, the team studied countless hours of live footage in an attempt to create the most realistic Avicii wax figure possible.
Speaking on Tim’s life and legacy, Madame Tussauds general manager Tom Middleton gave a short insight into why he adored the late DJ;
“He co-founded House for Hunger. He raised awareness about world hunger and donated lots of money to Feeding America as well. That was one bit I wasn’t necessarily aware of as a fan, something that even more so put him on such a pedestal for me.”
The exhibit is now ready for debut. Set to open on October 8, the exhibit will feature Tim in his iconic pose behind the decks, in which fans will be able to climb up to, to take a few snaps with their favourite artist. The exhibit will also be decked out with lights and music from previous shows, further adding to the immersive experience.
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