After selling out Madison Square Garden in just nine minutes (during the pre-sale, no less), Swedish House Mafia had to contend with scores of angry fans who were unable to get tickets. The group posted a Facebook update not long after, saying that a change in stage configuration may allow more seats to open up for the December 16th show. The band just posted a new update, both announcing their opening acts and unveiling the plan for another release of tickets. Hitting the decks before SHM will be A-Trak and Jacques Lu Cont (also known as Les Rythmes Digitales, Thin White Duke, Paper Faces, and Stuart Price) and a limited sale of second-round tickets will begin on Tuesday, October 11th at noon. Check SHM’s full statement after the jump.
New York. After long talks with the promoters, venue and ticket master we have managed to release a limited number of new tickets to the One Night Stand show at Madison Square Garden by Swedish House Mafia on Dec 16th. By changing slightly the staging plan and removing all tickets from those who attempted to purchase twice we have managed to find a new allocation.
A limited amount of tickets will be released for sale on Tuesday October 11 at 12:00 Noon Eastern Standard Time via Ticketmaster. There will be a strict two ticket limit per household enforced. Tickets will be sold online only and no tickets will be released prior to the show. The original purchaser must present corresponding ID along with the credit card used for purchase in order to receive the tickets and then must enter the venue immediately upon receipt. Tickets are non-transferable.
We would like to thank Ticketmaster for their 25000 USD donation to charity for the delay in dealing with our fans which we will donate to a selection of charities which will be published on our website and will include causes in the city of New York and we would like to thank Live Nation who have worked tirelessly and continue to do so ensuring as many of the queries that we had we answered.
We are also absolutely thrilled at this point to announce the supports.
First up is an old friend to our shows and frankly, one of the Kings of New York in our eyes. A Trak. Since winning the DMC World Championships at 15 he has pushed boundaries ever since as Djs headline for the first time in MSG, the skills he will bring to the decks seem only fitting. Of course he also wons Fools Gold records and is half of Duck Sauce!!
Quote : ‘Having an all DJ show at Madison Square Garden shows just how far our platform has come and how special this will be for the electronic scene in America. I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of it and bring my own style of Djing to the table. We’re going to look back on this for years to come’ A Trak.
Second..a true inspiration. One of the biggest heroes to all 3 members of Swedish House Mafia, we are honoured to bring Jaques Lu Contes. Under so many different he has released some of the best produced electronic music in history from Les Rythmes Digitales, Thin White Duke, Paper Faces and of course Stuart Price …he returns to the turntables after a 5 year break producing Madonna, The Killers, Scissors Sisters and many more.
Thanks to everyone for their support. We cannot tell how much of a dream come true it has been to confirm and to sell out Madison Square Garden on this unique evening in New York City.
Tickets will be on sale via TicketMaster on Tuesday Oct 11th at 12 noon. Links to the site will be visible on Facebook.