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Nathaniel Rioux

Recently Dutch trance producer Armin Van Buuren announced his “A State of Trance 600” which is setting to kick off in Mexico City on February the 16th 2013. Last night Armin announced a new tour location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 15th 2013. The tickets are already sold out for this event and, looking at the line up, it is not a surprise considering the artists set for the evening. Superstars Aly and Fila, Ben Gold, Cosmic Gate, Super8 &Tab and W&W will be featured at this particular event.

Can’t make it to Malaysia? Don’t worry because March 30th 2013 New York will be one of the host cities. Ticket prices and line up for the evening have yet to be announced. He also announced tour dates for the US in Miami the previous week on March 24th 2013. Other locations include

Now, for those not familiar with A State of Trance, it is the premiere trance weekly broadcast program. Armin Van Buuren started this project back in the nineties and has grown in global popularly.  His shows are divided over 26 countries and over 40 radio-stations plus globally through satellite, with a total of an estimated amount of 20 million listeners; a testament to the power of trance music.

Currently most fans are waiting on the much anticipated “A State of Trance Top 20,’ which is due out at the end of this month. This episode is a collection of voter’s favorite tracks to make a two hour spectacle. Fans are also waiting for the 2 hour Yearmix which is due out on the 1st of January.

What makes this type of music so special and something that 20 million listens tune into each week to listen to is the type of music trance is, in Armin’s own words: “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.”

Armin’s A State of Trance can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Channel 52 from 9pm to 11 pm or online at http://www.astateoftrance.com/