Swedish House Mafia, the electronic dance music trio, announced on its website that its 2012 tour will be its last journey together. Formed in 2008, the group consists the three house disc jockeys and producers Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. In addition to being members of the supergroup each member has also experienced solo success within the industry.
Swedish House Mafia took to their official website to inform fans of their farewell. The message stated, “Today we want to share with you that the tour we are about to go on will be our last. We want to thank every single one of you who came on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved.”
Group members Angello and Ingrosso met in Sweden when they were children. In The DJ List, Angello states, “Me and Seb met when we were six or seven: we got into all kinds of trouble together!” He goes on to say, “We bumped into Axwell ten years ago now, when he was doing stuff on [the house label] Sulphuric…We got in touch — we were younger than him — and we just clicked.”
As if being DJs and producers weren’t enough each member has their own separate record label. For group mates Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso, their respective labels are Axtone, SIZE, and Refune.
Although the trio has had many individual successes, their talents meld better as a cohesive group. Axwell stated in The DJ List interview, “Swedish House Mafia is a monster of its own. We’ve tried to control it and seen it as a bonus but the truth is, it just won’t go away…It’s a machine that has a certain electricity that’s much stronger than anyone else.”
On the 2011 DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll, Swedish House Mafia placed at number ten. The group played at Coachella in April 2012 and hosted Masquerade Motel mini-festivals in Miami. In late 2011, the music trio sold out its Madison Square Garden performance in nine minutes a year after the release of their first single “One.” The group followed up with five more singles. Swedish House Mafia has gone on to produce two compilation albums — “Until One” and “One Night Stand.”
Lauren Lipsay of Rolling Stone reviewed Swedish House Mafia’s 2011 Madison Square Garden show. Lipsay wrote, “Swedish House Mafia…creating a spectacle big enough to turn a two-hour DJ set into an electrifying, floor-shaking, fist-pumping experience.”
Their new single, “Don’t You Worry Child” was just released this past on Saturday, July 14 at Milton Keynes Bowl in England. This venue, which holds over 65,000 people, sold general admission tickets for £50.00.
The group also has a residency at Ushuaia Beach Hotel in Ibiza — a weekly performance scheduled from July 4 through August 29. Fans can also see the band perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas this September. Tickets to that event sold out just eight minutes after they went on sale.
The dates for the last leg of their tour will be announced this August. It is uncertain if the powerhouse trio will make stops in the U.S. but stateside EDM fans can only hope to catch one last Swedish House Mafia performance.
Last Updated on July 26, 2012 by By Michelle Houle