Armin van Buuren’s radio show ‘A State of Trance’ has been going strong since 2001. With an estimated 38 million listeners, spread over more than 80 countries, ASOT is broadcast on over 100 FM radio-stations and globally through satellite and internet radio. ‘A State of Trance’ is one of the most popular and beloved weekly dance radio shows in the world. Armin won the award ‘Best Mix Radio Show’ at the Winter Music Conference in Miami in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Every week, Armin van Buuren provides trance fans with a blend of tasty new tunes, the Future Favorite, Tune of the Week and a “Service For Dreamers” classic track each week. And the good thing is, it’s not just limited to Trance music only. Armin van Buuren: “What makes trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.” The main focus of the show will always be Trance, but Armin is not imprisoned by one style. The radio show is the perfect way to keep track of what the trance lovers want, since the Future Favourite is voted for by the fans, with a weekly poll held on www.astateoftrance.com.
The birthdays of the A State of Trance show are always celebrated in style. The A State of Trance 650 ‘New Horizons’ world tour (for instance) visited nine countries, with packed venues numbering in the tens of thousands at each stop along the way. Five of the shows were broadcast live, so fans around the world could tune in and be a part of the spectacle. With stops in Moscow, Almaty, Yekateringburg, Utrecht, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Miami, the tour was one of the biggest trance tours ever attempted.
A State of Trance 600 involved a 10 week world tour with twelve shows in eleven different countries. Drawing a total of more than 200,000 visitors and millions of online listeners to ‘The Expedition’ world tour, including sold out shows in Madrid, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Minsk, Sofia, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Miami, Guatemala, New York and finally Den Bosch. Armin van Buuren ended his successful A State of Trance 600 world tour with the grand finale in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Nearly 30,000 visitors from 80 different countries travelled to the Brabanthallen for the final event of the tour, which was the biggest trance event in Europe.
In the meantime, A State Of Trance recently celebrated its 800th episode with a full-fledged event in de Jaarsbeurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands: A State Of Trance Utrecht 800. The event attracted music lovers from all over the world and was broadcast live on www.astateoftrance.com in both video (mainstage) and audio (all others stages).
Every year at the end of December, the listeners are able to vote for their absolute favorites of the show, from which the ‘A State of Trance Top 20’ is compiled. One week later, in the last episode of the year, Armin blends the best tunes of that year into a two-hour year mix that is also released as a two-disc album.
For those that can’t get enough of the show, Armin has launched an official, weekly ‘A State of Trance’ podcast, which is available on iTunes and contains the highlights of the show.
With ever-growing popularity and a steady group of loyal fans, ‘A State of Trance’ is only getting bigger and better.