Swedish House Mafia to Quit Touring
All good things must come to an end, and such is the case with Swedish House Mafia. The EDM trio posted news on their website that they will no longer be touring or playing gigs. That's a bit of a bum out, considering that SHM sold out New York City's Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena, last December. That's beyond a big deal.
The "we're not touring anymore" post was short, sweet and to the point, and read as follows:
"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. We came, we raved, we loved."
The threesome, comprised of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Christofer Hedfors (aka Axwell), then listed the three dates that are scheduled for Europe along with five festival dates, with the promise that "the final leg of this journey" will be revealed in August. So there is hope for some more dates and a live swan song, so that fans can send the group off into the dance scene sunset in proper fashion.
While the only concrete information in the news post is that the group will cease touring, what about recording music? That's not abundantly clear. Perhaps recorded output will continue here and there, or it maybe it will stop altogether. That remains to be determined, and it certainly keeps things interesting.
Billboard reports that the members of SHM have long put their solo interests and endeavors ahead of the collective, in terms of priority, with the group's manager once saying, "Swedish House Mafia comes last."
That said, we wish Angello, Ingrosso and Axwell all the best moving forward, whatever their plans may be.