The Student Association confirmed on Monday that Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Afrojack is coming to Binghamton University.
Afrojack will perform at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Events Center as a part of his U.S “Jacked” tour. Both ticket prices and the opening act have yet to be announced.
“We’re excited to give students a cheaper electronic option after this year’s Avicii concert,” said Brianna Friia, vice president of programming for the Student Association.
The news of the concert was released first by Afrojack himself, not the Student Association.
“We woke up this morning and Afrojack had released us on his website, Rolling Stone and Billboard, so we are very excited that we could start spreading the word to the students,” Friia said.
The SA Programming Board posted a photo of the DJ and producer on their Facebook page by noon Monday with the caption, “Yes the news is true…AFROJACK is coming to Binghamton THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8TH!!! Details to come soon…”
Afrojack was listed as No. 7 on DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs of 2011. His song “Take Over Control” was No. 1 for six weeks on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart.
“We’re gonna be his third or fourth college that he’s played in the U.S,” said Adam Sebag, concert chair of the Student Association Programming Board.
He was also a popular choice on the fall concert student survey.
“Lot’s of people give us complaints about how it [the survey] is not realistic, but Afrojack was on it. We followed through with one of the best electronic producers in the U.S.,” Sebag said. “The production is gonna be as big if not bigger than Avicii. Lights, a whole bunch of other surprises, so stay tuned.”
The Student Association Programming Board promises a year of bigger and better acts than ever before.
“We’re trying to make this the biggest year of programming so far,” Friia said.