About nine years ago, Avicii, formally known as Tim Bergling, played two sold out shows at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, which seats approximately 15,000 people. Operated by ASM Global, the Stockholm Ericsson Globe Arena is located in Avicii’s native city of Stockholm. His two sold-out shows held there are known as two of the most career-changing shows he ever played and were held after he released his hit song, “Levels.” Tim was 23 years old and was one of the leaders in a new genre of music: EDM.
Nine years following Avicii’s notable performances and three years after he committed suicide, ASM Global has officially changed the name to the Avicii Arena. The arena will also be used as a hub for suicide prevention, with initiatives from the Tim Bergling Foundation. The foundation was founded by Tim’s parents, Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén following their son’s death. The rights to the venue’s name will be paid by Swedish insurance company, Trygg-Hansa and Swedish construction retailer, Bauhaus: both of these companies have their own mental health initiatives. These companies both have the same goal as the Tim Bergling Foundation of showing young people that the world listens and cares about their mental health.
The name change is just one of the ways in which Stockholm plans to honor Avicii. A museum called "The Avicii Experience" is set to open in Stockholm in November or December this year. In addition, a biography of Avicii, written by author Måns Mosesson, is set for release in the United States on November 16th, 2021. Proceeds from the biography will benefit the Tim Bergling Foundation. Also, in concurrence with the arena name change, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra recorded a version of Avicii’s 2015 track, “For a Better Day,” which features a 14-year-old Swedish vocalist named Ella Tiritiello. Watch the performance below: