Famous Stockholm Venue Has Been Renamed Avicii Arena

The city of Stockholm has honored the beloved late producer is a very special way this week. One of Sweden's most visited and iconic venues, the Ericsson Globe, has been renamed as the Avicii Arena



The efforts are a part of a new collaboration between the Tim Bergling Foundation and ASM Golbal's Stockholm Live. They are transforming the venue into a symbol of the #ForABetterDay initiative, which focuses on helping young people with mental illness and suicide prevention. Last year Sweden's youth shared their mental health issues, worries, and concerns with the foundation and this August, Sweden's Prime Minister will present their thoughts and voices to the public. 

”It was a significant milestone in Tim’s career when he played here 9 years ago," said Klas Bergling, Avicii's father. "He would be extremely proud that this iconic building from today will bear his name.” 

To honor the renaming, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded a symphonic version of the Avicii's "For a Better Day." It features 14-year-old Ella Tiritiello from Kristianstad on vocals. Check out the full performance below.