Swedish House Mafia
If we have to say goodbye to Swedish House Mafia, at least the band is ending its time together on a fittingly poetic note. The electronic trio made its North American debut at the Ultra Music Festival in 2010, and next March, they'll conclude their farewell tour with headlining sets at the festival's 2013 edition.
No James Bond theme song has ever topped the U.K. charts, despite the roster of legendary singers who have handled said tunes over the years, and Adele's contribution to the latest 007 flick, 'Skyfall,' will, if nothing else, have to wait another week to finally accomplish the feat. As Contactmusic.com reports, 'Skyfall' peaked at No. 2 in its second week out and was kept from snagging the top spot on the U.K. singles chart by Swedish House Mafia's 'Don't You Worry Child.'
With Swedish House Mafia gearing up to embark on a farewell tour, the trio of DJs has announced plans to release a compilation of original tracks, remixes, collaborations, solo productions and more on Oct. 22. Titled 'Until Now' and billed as "The Soundtrack to One Last Tour," the album will be available in two different formats: a standard 10-track disc and an expanded 24-track edition.
One of Swedish House Mafia's final concerts as a touring act was overshadowed by death and violence in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday (July 7), with nine concertgoers suffering injury -- four of them at the hands of a knife-wielding assailant -- and one dying of a drug overdose.
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.