Armin van Buuren made history as one of the first DJs to ever perform at halftime of a Chicago Bulls game.
Chicago Bulls fans were treated to a surprise special guest at halftime of the game on Sunday, November 21st: Armin van Buuren. Following his headlining set at Aragon Ballroom the night before, Armin announced a surprise appearance at the Bulls game just a few hours before tipoff.
Taking front and center stage at the United Center, Armin played a 5-minute set of some of his recent hits. He appropriately opened with “Sirius“, his collaboration with AVIRA. The original tune by the Alan Parsons Project has always been a part of the Bulls’ pregame introductions.
He then went into a track he released just a few days earlier: “No Fun” with The Stickmen Project. Armin shared the stage with Chicago Bulls cheerleaders and dance teams while encouraging the United Center crowd to put their hands in the air. It’s unclear how many attendees actually participated, but it looks like Armin had a great time regardless.
Armin saved the best for last, closing with the Brennan Heart and Toneshifterz remix of his hit song “Blah Blah Blah“. I can’t believe he really played a hardstyle track at halftime of an NBA game.
His set only had enough time for three tracks, but I’m sure plenty of Bulls fans enjoyed an unexpected DJ set from one of the top EDM artists in the world.