Veteran DJ/producer Tiësto along with (RED) just announced their collaboration in an effort to entice the ever-growing dance music community in the worldwide fight against AIDS. The dance music pioneer has put together a compilation album called DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES, featuring a roster of some of the biggest names in dance music including Calvin Harris, Avicii, Diplo, Laidback Luke, and more. The compilation will be released November 27th, and also features an exclusive collaboration between Tiësto and U2's Bono called "Pride."
Earlier today, Tiësto tweeted a picture from his studio session with the rock star:
In addition to DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES, you can catch a live stream for the first time, powered by YouTube, from Australia's famed dance music festival "Stereosonic" over the World AIDS Day weekend, December 1st and 2nd.
Tiësto has expressed his enthusiasm for getting together with (RED) for a good cause saying, “When I went to Africa in 2006, I was struck by the devastating effect of AIDS. Now the world has an incredible chance to make sure that babies are born HIV free by 2015, and the dance community is going to make a lot of noise to help make this happen.”
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to encourage businesses and people all over the world to get involved in the fight against the deadly disease. The organization and its partners recently hit an important milestone, as they have managed to raise $200 million.
Deborah Dugan, CEO of (RED), is delighted to have Tiësto help out, and said, “Tiësto represents a generation of young music fans with incredible passion and energy. We want to tap into that passion to help deliver an AIDS free generation by 2015."
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