The State of Trance 600 live broadcast on Youtube just announced the winning cities that will be visited by Armin and his Armada army as part of their ASOT 600 world tour. Next year's ASOT 600 will be branded as 'The Expedition - let's turn the world into a dance floor!' and will span from February 14th, 2013 to April 6th, 2013. The first winners are:
February 16th, 2013: Mexico City, Mexico
March 1st, 2013: Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 9th, 2013: Beirut, Lebanon
March 15th, 2013: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 30th, 2013: New York City, United States
April 6th, 2013: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Please note that these are only the 'very first' 6 cities announced as Armin promised there will be more cities revealed in future ASOT broadcasts. Armin also stated that his team are in the process of finalizing various ASOT 600 events with promoters around the world. I certainly hope that is the case for a Canadian city because hosting an ASOT 600 in this country would be a slam dunk.
I honestly thought a Canadian city would have been announced as one of the first 6 cities but fear not Trance fans, there is still hope that 'The Expedition' will land in Canada in 2013.
Note for New York: Made Event, the organizers of the Electric Zoo festival in NYC, will be the official organizers for ASOT 600 in New York City. Armin was very excited to announce venue but was held back as it seems that the venue deal has not been finalized. Could they be holding at Madison Square Gardens or the new Barclays Center? That would seem like a strong possibility.
(Picture Source: ASOT Website)