Once upon a time I genuinely believed I was the dog’s b*llocks; I was 18, I’d just started college and I loved nothing more than razzing my 1.2 litre Vauxhall Corsa around while pumping out EDM.
Me and my friends were so cool, in fact, that we booked a spontaneous trip to Kavos in our first year of sixth form, banging out the tunes in our shabby hotel room before bouncing down the Kavos strip off our heads on Cheeky Vimtos.
One of our go-to pre-drink songs was Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name), which remains a certified banger to this day.
Sadly, I never go to see them live, but it appears as though I’ve got a second bite at the cherry as the Grammy-award winning trio have officially announced they are reforming.
At a press conference in Stockholm on Monday morning, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell – the three LEGENDS of the EDM supergroup – spoke about their split before announcing their comeback five years after going their separate ways.
They confirmed they will be reuniting for a homecoming show at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 4 2019 and will premiere brand-new music in the same “Swedish House Mafia” style that made them famous.
So essentially just heavy EDM, plenty of fist bumping, and those three turning knobs at the front to make it look like they’re actually doing something.
What more could you want?!
The announcement came after a week-long countdown clock hyped the news on the group’s various Twitter accounts.
Several Swedish House Mafia posters also started to pop up around Stockholm in recent days, fueling speculation they were making their long-awaited return.
The group made a surprised performance at Ultra Music Festival, Miami, earlier in the year, which gave fans a faint glimmer of hope they were getting back together full-time.
According to their press release:
“Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello have now chosen to put the past behind them and come together, not just as Swedish House Mafia but as artists, and more importantly as three best friends with a message.”
The group originally formed in 2008 but split in 2013 when Steve Angello left to pursue a career as a solo artist.
On their last farewell tour, the ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ hitmakers sold out three shows at the Friends Arena Stockholm and played in front of 133,000 people.
As you’d imagine, people are pretty hyped about being able to see them live again:
For all those interested, tickets go on sale on Saturday 27th October at 12.00am via livenation.se.
I’m feeling a reunion myself after hearing this; maybe it’s time I get my friends out of retirement for one last EDM hurrah.
We’re gonna need glowstick, lots and lots of glowsticks…
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