Nineteen-year-old Norwegian phenom Alan Walker has amassed an incredible amount of exposure in a very short time. The electronic music producer’s breakthrough 2015 single, “Faded,” is the 12th-most-liked video ever on YouTube, with more than 940 million views, and has been certified Gold or Platinum in 29 countries. Second single “Sing Me to Sleep” followed with more than 117 million streams on Spotify, and it grabbed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artist Chart.
Now he’s riding high on “Alone,” a top iTunes track in 20 countries with a brand new video, in which Walker is wearing his trademark mask. But it’s too late—everybody already knows who he is.
After a successful tour across Europe last summer, appearances at the Tomorrowland and Creamfields dance fests and some support time for Rihanna’s acclaimed Anti World Tour, Walker will embark on his first North American tour, beginning in Las Vegas with a Friday-night show at Intrigue. It’s a rare chance to catch a rising artist at the start of what looks like a big career—at his very first U.S. performance. Alan Walker at Intrigue at Wynn, February 24.