The Swedish electronic-pop trio, Swedish House Mafia, hit us with a ton of bricks with their recent announcement that the tour they are about to go on will be their last.
“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 that came with us on this journey,” a statement on their website reads. “We came, we raved, we loved.”
So without the Swedish boys… ‘who’s going to save the world?’
Electronic dance music has taken the nation by storm over the last two years. The EDM trio of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell , I guess you can say, is very much responsible for pop house music exploding in the United States.
Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso were childhood friends who came together in Stockholm’s DJ scene. Later, they met Axwell and soon after made their group official in 2008. Together they released major hits like “Save the World,” “Miami 2 Ibiza,” and “One,” and received a close up in their first documentary, “Take One.” A second documentary is allegedly in the works.
The sudden and unexpected announcement has left not only fans but fellow EDM DJs in shock.
Some DJ/producers used the occasion to celebrate how far Swedish House Mafia have come, even thanking them for their guidance and inspiration.
“Just wanted to tip my hat (the A-Trak hat) to @swedishousemfia. They invited me to MSG which was huge. Those are my bros. *#bros,” A-Trak tweeted, referencing his opening duties at MSG last December.
The Swede boys will play the 65,000- person Milton Keynes Bowl in England on July 14th before they head to Ibiza on August 29th, and then Sweden’s Friends Arena on November 24th. More dates will be released in August.