Armin van Buuren recently sat down with Bloomberg to talk about the expansion of EDM in the world. Armin van Buuren told the Bloomberg reporter that in 2001, the club promoters would be happy if Armin van Buuren's show sold 800 tickets. Now Armin van Buuren reports that he's selling 80,000 tickets per show.

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While Armin van Buuren's booking costs range from $50,000 to $100,000 per show, Armin van Buuren says that “it's not that crazy actually.” Armin van Buuren says that for each gig in America, he pays taxes like all of you. While “it is a lot of money, it's not as exciting as you see in the press.”