After teasing a major announcement on their official website, Swedish House Mafia have revealed that they're bringing their chart-topping beats to the grandest stage of them all - New York City's Madison Square Garden. The house supergroup will be making music history by being the first dance act to headline the legendary venue.
SHM is set to ignite the Big Apple on Dec. 16th, and Pete Tong will announce the big news this afternoon on his Radio One program at 4:20 p.m. EST. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster and Live Nation next friday, Sept. 30th. There will be a 24-hour presale on the group's Facebook page on Sept. 29th starting at 10 a.m. However, SHM originals, the fans that have been around since the group's first NYC show in February 2010, will get first dibs on the tickets, with a special presale running from 10 a.m. on Sept. 28th to 10 a.m. on Sept. 30th.
Comprised of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, Swedish House Mafia formed in 2008 and exploded in 2010 with their chart-dominating debut Until One. The record spawned successful singles "Miami 2 Ibiza" and "Save the World," both of which reached the top of the Billboard Dance charts. Their attention-grabbing video for "Save the World," which features a cast of canines foiling the plans of some would-be criminals, has over 27 million YouTube views.
In addition to their gigantic NYC gig, SHM will be the first house band to headline the Milton Keyes National Bowl in the UK in July 2012.
Dubbed "House music's holy trinity" by MTV, Swedish House Mafia have transcended their genre by invading the ears of all types of music listeners. They're bringing house to the world, and their performances at these historic venues are a true testament to that.