Avicii is coming back to India, only bigger than ever to play at the Sunburn Arena. The Sherp gives a rundown on Avicii’s journey to the top.



It all started in his bedroom for 18-year-old Tim Bergling where he would produce and remix tracks. After a chart-dominating ‘Levels’, Avicii has achieved almost overnight success.

The young Swede has achieved a meteoric rise that is unparalleled in house music. Today, this 24-year-old sure knows how to get a party started.

So what has changed for Avicii since his last visit to India?

A slew of massive releases like his collaboration with Lenny Kravitz ‘Superlove’, ‘Silhouettes’ and finally the incredible ‘I Could Be The One’ with Nicky Romero.

Having his single ‘Last Dance’ previewed on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1.

Releasing a track called ‘Two Million’ after hitting two million likes on Facebook!

In September 2012, Avicii became the first DJ to headline Radio Music City Hall in New York.

A Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording with ‘Levels’ this year.

And more recently, Avicii won the MTV EMA’s for ‘Best Electronic Act’ and also the American Music Award for ‘Favourite Electronic Dance Music Artist’.

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So why the name ‘Avicii’? Some are still not clear on that. Buddhism would say it has a dark overtone to it because ‘Avici’ refers to the lowest level of Buddhist hell. On the other hand, in the ancient Sanskrit/Pali text, the same word means ‘without waves’. Well, The Sherp has found the answer! Watch the video below to know what ‘Avicii’ really means:

‘Bromance’ (in the literal sense) has actually played a considerable role in his path to success – be it Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia or even his manager and mentor, Ash Pournouri – they’ve all helped him reach where he is today.

And while the world was busy giving labels Avicii’s music, bursts forth ‘Wake Me Up’ – his single that proved he is here to break the boundaries of genres. The track has become such a rage that hundreds of other artists took to YouTube to upload their cover of the track. Check out the top 10 covers of ‘Wake Me Up’ here.


Today, Avicii is tirelessly touring across the globe with a schedule that keeps him from spending time with his loved ones. And that’s not all. This young lad even has a hotel named after him – yes, a frikkin’ hotel! Here’s what The Avicii Hotel looks like:



This Swedish whiz kid’s recent rise to stardom and global recognition simply cannot be ignored. If you’re looking to experience something larger than life, come watch Avicii play in your city!