- Published on Thursday, June 28 2012
- Written by Sarah Osman
The Swedish DJ powerhouse known as Swedish House Mafia announced recently that this will be their last tour. The trio stated on their website: “We came, we raved, we loved,” and thanked every single one of their fans for their support. Consisting of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello, SHM shot to fame in 2010 after the success of their single, “One”, which was released by UMG’s Polydor Records. Since then, only five more singles, each equally as successful as “One”, have been released, and SHM has gone on to sell out a show at Madison Square Garden and headline the first night of Coachella 2012.
SHM was never originally meant to be an actual group that toured. Originally, the three members were focused on their own solo careers. But after seeing how successful they were as a group, the trio decided to continue to make music together and tour as one.
One of Europe’s most intriguing and unique house bands, SHM helped lead the charge of EDM’s American takeover. SHM truly touched their fans -- and changed the way that dance music was seen in the U.S. forever. There will be three more tour dates: Milton Keynes Bowl in England on July 14 (their biggest show yet), a residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza from July 4-August 29, and a show in their own home country, Sweden, on November 24. They have hinted at the possibility of playing a few farewell shows in America too.
DJs from all over the world have taken to Twitter to express their sorrows about the split of SHM. David Guetta tweeted: “I just heard @swedishhousemafia is gonna split. I hope it’s not true. They are really special,” while A-Trak tweeted: “I just wanted to tip my hat (the A-trak hat) to @swedishousemafia. They invited me to MSG which was huge. Those are my bros. #bros.”
In the meantime, SHM will be releasing a new single inspired by the time they spent in Sydney entitled “Don’t You Worry Child”. And although it does seem firm that this will be SHM’s last tour, it is highly possible that they will continue to produce. Ingrosso recently voiced an interest in a collaboration with Paul McCartney, stating that he sees similarities between his group’s work and the Beatles.
- Sarah Osman, YH Staff