Nick Jonas Pays Tribute To Avicii With A Touching Acoustic Cover Of 'Wake Me Up'

The DJ passed away at age 28.

During a recent concert, Nick Jonas took a moment to pay tribute to a fellow musician. Swedish DJ Avicii, known for hits such as "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother," passed away on Friday at age 28. While performing in Akron, Ohio, Jonas sang a touching cover of "Wake Me Up" in honor of the late artist.


"Rest in peace, Avicii," the 25-year-old said, as he started playing guitar for a stripped-down version of the song, which was a 2013 collaboration with singer Aloe Blacc and guitarist Mike Einziger of Incubus. As he sang, the crowd joined in, making for a touching moment.

It's not the only tribute that emerged for Avicii this weekend. As captured by social media users, the church bells of Dom Tower in the Netherlands rang to the tune of three songs by the artist on Saturday — "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother," and "Without You." According to CNN, it's the tallest church tower in the country.

Fans and artists also honored the late DJ during the second weekend of Coachella. According to NME, fellow DJ Kygo ended his set by playing "Without You," calling Avicii "a true musical genius" and "my biggest musical inspiration." Nile Rodgers, who collaborated with Avicii on the 2013 track "Lay Me Down," also remembered the DJ during his Coachella set, telling the L.A. Times backstage that he was "like my litter brother."

Watch Jonas perform in the video below:

(H/T: Billboard)


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