Looking to score tickets to house music phenom Avicii’s Homecoming show on September 22? Good luck.
Students will have to drag themselves out of bed, or remind themselves during their 8:40 a.m. class, to go online to the Cornell Concert Commission website and buy tickets at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Unlike some recent concerts that have struggled to sell tickets, however, this time around students will find themselves fighting approximately 20,000 other Cornellians, along with countless alumni, for one of the coveted 5,000 spots in Barton Hall.
Avicii’s stop at Cornell comes toward the end of a fall tour that includes venues such as college campuses, Radio City Music Hall in New York City and Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas. The electronic dance music star has also announced stops in Binghamton and at Turning Stone Resort & Casino east of Syracuse before he steps into the DJ booth in Barton.
Avicii, born Tim Bergling, is best known for his megahit “Levels.” He burst onto the EDM scene in 2010 with singles such as “Seek Bromance” and “My Feelings for You.” In 2011, the first hit he released, “Street Dancer,” reached number one on the Beatport charts. He also produced Flo Rida’s popular single “Good Feeling” and headlined Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March.