Avicii gets wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York

music news 08/10/2019

Plenty of dance music artists have been represented in wax at the famed Madame Tussauds in recent years, including Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Martin Garrix, and now it's the late Avicii's turn.

When creating a wax figure, usually over 200 measurements are taken in person by a team of 20. With Avicii, circumstances were unfortunately a little different.

According to Billboard, “designers instead studied hours and hours of footage, catching Avicii at as many angles as they could to create the proper dimensions and to really capture the vibrant energy with which the DJ and producer delivered his most memorable performances.”

“We are always looking to create those celebrities who have made a significant impact on their field, and I think that it’s easy to see that Avicii is one of the most iconic musicians of our generation,” says Tom Middleton, general manager of Madame Tussauds NY. “For us, it was the perfect opportunity in conjunction with his family to really celebrate his life and his career and allow guests to relive some of this icon’s most notable performances.”

The figure will be accompanied by clips and audio from iconic Avicii shows and the exhibit will open from tomorrow at Madame Tussauds in New York. Catch the reveal video up top!