Armin van Buuren: EDM Royalty Rocks MSG

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- On April 11, the newly renovated Madison Square Garden was filled with the sights and sounds of electronic dance music royalty. World renowned Dutch DJ, Armin van Buuren treated over 14,000 fans to a five-hour marathon of beats, rhythms and lyrics ranging from tracks on his new album, Intense to old favorites spanning his 20-year career.

Beginning on Friday evening and ending well into Saturday morning, van Buuren blazed a trail for the EDM season, fresh off his performance at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Fla.

The consistently ranked No. 1 DJ in the world gave New York City a performance with style and grace expected of such an important figure in the electronic music community. Click through the slides below to check out highlights from his epic solo show, "Armin Only: Intense."

As the house lights went dark, the show began with the DJ inside a ball, lit only by a single spotlight behind him.

Both futuristic and cosmic in nature, the stage set spanned the entire width of the arena floor. 
 

The first two hours consisted of new material from his album Intense which served as the shows overall theme.

The screen animations and effects were created by Eye Supply, a dutch graphic design team who worked for almost a year crafting the visuals for every track. 
 

Over 14,000 fans packed Madison Square Garden for the five-hour marathon performance. 
 

Van Buuren continuously acknowledged the crowd by playing tracks that matched both their energy and enthusiasm well into the night. 

The Dutch performer commanded the audience from a platform almost 15 feet above The Garden floor.  
 

Before his final track, the show concluded with a bow from the world's No. 1 DJ. 

-- Written by Adam Leverone in New York City

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