Avicii have announced the dates for his House For Hunger January 2012 Tour of North America.
The tour which boasts 26 shows packed into 27 days is set to kick-off on Thursday, January 5th in Detroit, Michigan and will make stop in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.
On the heels of a Best Dance Recording Grammy nomination for the co-produced David Guetta track "Sunshine," U.S. fans will get to hear for the first time live Avicii's newly released single "Le7els."
Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash "Ash" Pournouri have also announced a commitment to donate $1 million dollars in gig fees personally received from the tour to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization comprised of more than 200 member food banks across the country. The donation will help provide approximately 8 million meals to those in need through Feeding America.
Additionally, during the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii, Ash and local promoters hope to raise awareness about the reality of hunger issues faced today by many working Americans and engage the next generation of leaders to join in the fight against hunger.
"Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it," said Avicii upon announcing the House For Hunger Tour. "For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. "It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I've gotten from my fans here," he added.
January 5: The Fillmore in Detroit, MI
January 6: Epic Nightclub in Minneapolis, MN
January 7: The Rave in Milwaukee, WI
January 8: Stage AE Amphitheater in Pittsburgh, PA
January 9: Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH
January 10: The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
January 12: The Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO
January 13: Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO
January 14: Reno Downtown Ballroom in Reno, NV
January 15: (Day Show) University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ
January 15: (Night Show) Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
January 16: Austin Music Hall in Austin, TX
January 17: Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, TX
January 18: Buchanan's Event Center in El Paso, TX
January 19: Stereo Live in Houston, TX
January 20: The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX
January 21: TBA
January 24: Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI
January 25: Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA
January 26: Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY
January 27: University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL
January 28: Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 29: Summit Series in Squaw Valley, CA
January 30: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
January 31: Mullins Center in Amherst, MA