With no shortage of landmarks behind him and reputation for cutting quality albums throughout his long serving career, Dutch trance icon Armin Van Buuren has stepped to the mark with fifth artist album Intense to test the preservation of his craft once again. Even after selling out Madison Square Garden and showing no signs of slowing down his presence on the summer festival for circuit for 2013, this cultural minefield was certain to meet the follow-up to 2011’s Mirage with apprehensive eyes.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Swedish House Mafia were the first electronic act to sell out Madison Square Garden but it looks like they won’t be the last. Trance veteran Armin van Buuren announced today that he is bringing episode 600 of his legendary ASOT radio show to the historic venue. Details are scarce but we do know the event is taking place on March 30th. According to Armada Music’s website, lineup and ticket sales will be announced “soon” — vague but exciting nonetheless. Keep checking back for updates.
Update: Fan’s can sign up for access to pre-sale tickets via Made Event.Posted by
Win tickets to Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour at Madison Square Garden on March 1st or the Barclays Center on March 2nd!
There’s no denying that Swedish House Mafia has had quite the year. They say thanks to the fans for their epic night at Madison Square Garden in this short teaser. Here’s to hoping there’s a longer MSG recap video in the works, but you can still find videos of the night floating around online.Posted by
Calling all graphic designers and anyone else with illegally downloaded versions of Photoshop and some semblance of creativity! Swedish House Mafia wants you to design the concert poster for their sold out show at Madison Square Garden.
The concept is simple: Incorporate the 3 dots motif into a poster for their concert on December 16th. That’s it! The only limitation is your own creativity.
The deadline is November 4th, so start designing!
Yesterday’s news of more tickets for SHM’s main event at Madison Square Garden is good and all, but of course the additional round of tickets will surely go as fast as the first. Well, it looks like there will be even more tickets to go around — since there’s supposedly going to be an afterparty. Axwell mistakenly leaked the news on Twitter yesterday, saying that the event would take place at the “good ol” Roseland Ballroom. Of course, the Tweet in question has since been removed and this news was probably not meant to get out just yet, but we’ll keep our ears open for more details as we hear them!
December 16th will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest days for electronic music in the history of New York City. We can’t wait to see it go down.
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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.
Swedish House Mafia sells out Madison Square Garden in 9 minutes, no official sale to take place (updated)
Well, we had our own bets going on how long it would take Swedish House Mafia to sell out MSG, and we’ve just received official word that the event is indeed sold out — one day before the tickets were supposed to officially go on sale. We’re told that Ticketmaster’s website was visited by over 15,000 people in the first minute, and that the entire event sold out in
under 40 nine minutes. After the incredible demand for the Facebook presale that started today, organizers had to decide whether to hold some tickets until tomorrow or release them all to the fans today. They went with the latter option, and the result is a completely sold out One Night Stand and tickets going for upwards of $1,000 on secondary markets already. One thing’s for sure: New York loves house music, and between this spectacle and Avicii New Years Eve, December is going to be one hell of a month.
Update: We’re now told that the official time for sellout is 9 minutes, not 40. Whoa!
Update 2: It looks like you may not be completely out of luck if you haven’t scored your tickets just yet. A message posted on SHM’s Facebook indicates that they are looking at possibly shuffling the stage around to accommodate more seats. There’s also a mention of a potential second show, but there are no promises it would be at MSG as well. Read the full statement after the break.