Genre-defining, boundary-pushing electronic juggernaut Swedish House Mafia have announced two historic, landmark “One Night Stand” shows on both sides of the Atlantic as they will headline New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 16, 2011 and the UK’s legendary 65,000 capacity Milton Keynes National Bowl on July 14, 2012. These two milestone shows will see Swedish House Mafia – Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso – make history by becoming the first dance act to have headlined both venues. These shows, once again, reaffirm their status as global superstars.
This confirmation comes after much speculation and buzz amongst fans online surrounding the group’s posting earlier this month of a cryptic website www.230911.com which teases with coded numbers and letters that eventually spelled out the venues MSG, MKB and the dates of the soon to be legendary gigs.
Swedish House Mafia will join an enviable list of music legends who have headlined the National Bowl including Oasis, Green Day, Metallica, Eminem and Foo Fighters. The list of artists who have played Madison Square Garden reads like a veritable who’s who of music dating from the late sixties to the present day. Considered “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, the 130 year old arena has hosted sold out shows by the world’s biggest artists including Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, The Who, U2, Jay-Z, Metallica, Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Prince, Taylor Swift, The Killers, Green Day, Britney Spears, Kings of Leon, the Dave Matthews Band and many more.
The band are also set to release a live album “One Night Stand” (release date currently unknown) taken from the road this year. The album will feature their much sought-after, previously unavailable Coldplay vs Swedish House Mafia Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall plus “Antidote”, their new collaboration with Knife Party (Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen from Pendulum).
The Swedes have already enjoyed phenomenal success to date. Not only did their recent UK tour sell out in minutes which saw a second night added at London’s Alexandra Palace, but they sold over a million singles in 2010 alone and saw their album “Until One” reach Gold status in the UK. They’ve had back-to-back #1 Billboard dance hits this year with Miami 2 Ibiza featuring Tinie Tempah and Save The World, which has nearly 27 million video views on VEVO. In the UK, Swedish House Mafia co-headlined Radio One’s Big Weekend and played major festivals including Creamfields, T in the Park and Oxegen. They also headlined Electric Daisy Carnival in June, the biggest electronic music festival in the U.S. Internationally, their infamous Masquerade Motel events sold out in Miami, Las Vegas and Ibiza where they enjoyed a sixteen week residency.