Making their rounds past San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto, Swedish House Mafia have landed in New York for an extended visit before wrapping up One Last Tour in Los Angeles and Miami. Axwell, Sebastian and Steve kick off five nights of performances in the Big Apple tomorrow night at Hammerstein Ballroom with Black Tie Rave, their charitable benefit concert with an elegant dress code.
Before they head to Madison Square Garden to revisit history, and to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for a triple-header, the Empire State Building will be illuminated blue and yellow to represent Sweden’s flag. When walking the streets of Manhattan tomorrow night, look up to see the mafia in the sky — but don’t miss them while they’re here for once and for all.
In case you missed it, Armin van Buuren graced Manhattan with his trance god presence on New Year’s Eve. Not only were we lucky enough to get a front row seat to his four-hour set at Pier 36, but we also got some time with him earlier in the day to sit down and pick his brain a little bit. We asked him how he’s seen the role of the DJ change in his long career, his thoughts on the controversial trend of ghost-producing, his big plans for ASOT 600 (specifically in NYC), his future plans for the “state of trance” and his peers and mentees, and his analysis on whether he’s a “DJ” or an “artist.” His answers were thorough and thoughtful and we think you’ll really enjoy getting a peek inside the mind of this prolific figure in dance music.
It’s not over yet, folks. We thought One Last Tour‘s last bit of news came in the form of The Final Announcement, but it seems NYC fans have more to which they can look forward. Continuing the theme of cryptic and partitioned disclosure, Swedish House Mafia offered the tweet below the break yesterday evening:
Earlier this month, Alesso threw the party of the summer at Governors Island, NYC in celebration of his 21st birthday. Along for the ride was Arty, who destroyed the sold out crowd before the birthday boy even laid a finger on a knob. As if opening NYC’s grand event wasn’t enough, Arty has released a video recap of the unforgettable night. The after movie offers the amazing views from the island, behind the scenes with Alesso as he takes his first (legal) sips of alcohol, and a whole lot of partying. Relive the experience or live it for the first time with Arty’s video and feel like you’re on New York’s beloved summer venue with the young Russian himself.
Another daylong event has been added to the string of parties that will be hosted at New York City’s Governors Island this summer. This time, it is more than a concert, but a celebration, as Alesso will be partying with New York City fans on his 21st birthday. The lineup has been announced and the soon to be legal Swede will be bringing Arty and Otto Knows along to throw a birthday party for the ages. Join Alesso and friends as he will be taking his first sips of alcohol in the United States (legally) on Saturday, July 7th. Fans ages 18+ are welcome to join and the party will last from 4pm to midnight. You might as well put this one in the books today – the event on July 7th is already looking like it will be one of the bigger parties of the summer.
There was nothing ordinary about New York City’s first Sunday of June. The early hours of the day saw stagnant downpours of rain, rare sunshine, alluring rainbows, and a lurking storm. These were no causalities of Mother Nature, but rather a sign of what was to come: Knife Party was en route to the big apple to play an intimate show at South Street Seaport. For the first time since releasing the increasingly popularRage Valley EP, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen set their sights on NYC destruction – and destroy it they did.
Get your champagne and bananas ready because this week the Swedish Duo known as Dada Life are putting on a free concert in NYC. The only details we can give you is that the event will be 19+, the doors open at 8pm, and you need to RSVP on their website. We love to see artists giving back to their fans with free events, it’s a nice change from the usual exorbitant fees to attend shows. We just hope that the crowds don’t exceed the expected attendance because then they might have to kick out the epic motherf***ers – or call in riot control. When the secret location is announced you will be the first to know. Update: In order to attend, you must RSVP and print your confirmation in order to be allowed entrence. One RSVP per person – it seems as if the industry has learned its lesson, and that people really like free shows. RSVP
Update 2: The secret location has finally been revealed. Tonight’s Dada madness will be going down at Rebel, at 30th street and 8th Avenue.
When we first broke the news of an EDC in NYC it was nothing more than a rumor, a few days later our dreams became a reality when the dates were officially announced by Pacha NYC and Insomniac. It’s hard to believe that in 3 hours tickets will officially go on sale. There is still no set line-up (although there have been some rumblings about Kaskade headlining one of the two days) but Pasquale Rotella was kind enough to tweet out ticket costs and they are surprisingly reasonable for an event that will prove to be the biggest thing to happen to the dance music scene in NYC since the Swedish House Mafia took over MSG. This is going to be historic.
May 19 – 20th at MetLife Stadium
$147 for a 2 day pass, $99 for a single day, $322 for a VIP 2 day pass, and $171 for a single day VIP.
Don’t fall victim to greedy scalpers and be sure you are ready at 3pm to grab your tickets, this one is destined to sell out.
Thursday night at LAVO NYC was yet another extravagant full house, with an owner’s birthday to celebrate and the legendary ATB on the turntables. Unsurprisingly, by midnight the line outside was over flowing into the streets and it became a true mission to pass the red ropes. Once the Dancing Astronaut team got inside, it was only a matter of 25 minutes before André Tanneberger began to set up. Ranked as a top 20 DJ over the last few years according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 — and especially popular for his influential trance productions — ATB’s set was quite the opposite from what we expected, yet genuinely entertaining. Keep on reading for 5 tracks you need to know!
It’s official: Avicii’s just announced the where and when of his already infamous New Year’s Eve gig in New York City. ‘Tis the season of much speculation, and with SHM still teasing their own event, it’s nice to be able to know for sure what one of our favorite DJs is up to. Tickets for the sure-to-be Avicii-tastic New Years festivities are sure to go quickly, so buy them before they sell out!
We have it on good authority that at 12:00pm EST, aviciinye.com will change, and you can buy your tickets there and then.
Pre-sale has commenced for what will be, hands down, the most sensational farewell to 2011 New York City has to offer. After much hearsay, it can now be
revealed that on 31st December, Swedish born hit maker AVICII will grace one of the most stunning and exclusive venues in Manhattan – PIER 94 – for a New Year’s send-off like none other.
The insane venue, which until today has been kept a closely guarded secret, is seldom used for such events, so this really is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity! Needless to say that the production, design and surprises going into this one off show – masterminded by Ash (At Night Management) and partners Pacha – will be extraordinary. It’s got all the ingredients…why on earth wouldn’t you go?
The last time Ash teamed up with Pacha NYC, it COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. The 4000 people that were quick enough out the blocks witnessed the then 21-year-old set Governor’s Island alight in a night to remember. So when the man behind ‘Seek Bromance’, ‘Fade into Darkness’ and of course ‘Levels’, returns at the end of December to set the tone for 2012, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be more elaborate in every way imaginable.
The first allocation of tickets, priced at a mere $60 is on sale now, available on a first come, first served basis at www.aviciinye.com.