REVIEW: Avicii 6/16 @ Revel : Ovation Hall
Ovation Hall hosted it’s first ever electronic concert Saturday, and who better than one of the scenes biggest in Avicii. The concert, presented by Ash Alliance and At Night along with Revel and Angel Management Group (AMG) kicked things off around 10PM where opening acts Pleasurekraft & Cazzette played to a less than packed crowd, and played without any stage production at all. It was not until around 1AM that the venue started to reach it’s capacity, perhaps pushing back Avicii’s originally scheduled set (12AM) to 1:45AM.
The Swede kicked things off in traditional fashion with the song that shall not be named but I think the video below will give you an idea:
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Avicii’s set featured many of his norms and go to’s with tracks like ‘Silhouttes’, ‘My Feelings For You’, ‘ID2′, ‘Fade Into Darkness v You Got Love’ etc. But one of the early highlights is a track that dates a little further back in Avicii’s career, first released under his Tim Berg alias, ‘Seek Bromance’.
Bergling, played more of his originals early in the set and featured recent edits like his edit of Shermanology’s-Â ’Blessed’, alongside some of his more popular remixes like ‘Drowning’. The second half of the set featured popularized tracks from artists other than the Swede himself. Tunes like Nari & Milani’s ‘Atom’ and Skitzofrenix & Jeff Dobleau’s ‘Rushin’. A SHM segment also fit into the second half with tracks like ‘Save The World’ and ‘In My Mind’. The latter half of the set had the “Avicii head” separate and the top portion made its way over the crowd in what most closely resembled an alien invasion.
The overall production of this show was pretty amazing. The venue, can’t say enough good things about Ovation Hall. The layout, the sound quality, the overallÂ hospitality were all amazing. The only real negative was the line, which may boil down to the fact that they haven’t had many shows yet and they definitely have not had one like this. The stage production enhanced the set more than I initially imagined and at points had me pretty glued. The most expectant aspect of the show was that Avicii didn’t throw many surprises into his set. The show at times reminds me of club music meets z100 Jingle ball, it’s confusing, overwhelming, and kind of awesome all at once.