(New York, NY – Sep. 23rd, 2011) – 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, Dec. 16th, 2011 and the UK’s legendary 65,000 capacity Milton Keynes National Bowl on July 14th, 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’ (date tbc) 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.
Tickets for the Madison Square Garden show on Friday, December 16th, 2011 go on sale next Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 10:00am EST and will be available online at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, and at select Ticketmaster outlets. There will be a 24-hour fan pre-sale through the Swedish House Mafia Facebook page on Thurs. Sep. 29th, starting at 10:00am EST.
However from 10am on Wednesday 28th September until 10am on the 30th, SHM Originals will have exclusive access to tickets before anyone else. SHM Originals are fans that were there from the very beginning: the New York M2 show in February 2010. These fans will be mailed on Saturday 24th September with a unique code as a thank you for their continued support.
Brixton 2009 Ticket Holders get a private pre-sale on Wednesday 28th at 9am, a private code will be mailed to them on Saturday 24th September. Facebook fans will receive their own private pre-sale from 9AM on Thursday 28th September. Go to facebook for info.
Tickets for the Milton Keynes National Bowl show (doors open at 2pm until 11pm) are £45.00 and go on general sale from Friday 30th September at 9am. They’ll be available from www.seetickets.com / 0844 811 0051, www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826.