Grammy-award winning house music trio Swedish House Mafia have announced they’re making a comeback.
The group released songs such as Don’t You Worry Child and Save The World, which were big hits in clubs and at parties when they were released a few years ago.
The group formed in 2008 but split in 2013, when member Steve Angello went on to work as a solo artist and remaining members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso continued on as a duo.
Rumours of the band’s reformation have been circulating since the trio appeared in a surprise performance at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and after five years apart, the group announced at a press conference today (October 22) they are officially reuniting.
According to JOE, their press release read:
That dream of seeing Swedish House Mafia return has become reality as 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 will reunite for a homecoming show at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden in 2019, where they will premiere brand new music. The show will be their first concert together on home turf in over six years.
In order to build anticipation for their announcement, a timer appeared on the Swedish House Mafia website last week, which was eventually discovered to be counting down to today’s press conference.
Swedish House Mafia https://t.co/OdID5ChWwK
— Swedish House Mafia (@swedishousemfia) October 22, 2018
Of course, unless you speak Swedish, you won’t have really known what was going on in the press conference. But luckily it was all good news, with the band revealing they have already been working on their new music.
While they wouldn’t give many details about further performances, the group did say more dates will be announced next year.
The trio also admitted they were in need of a break when they split five years ago, but that now the time was right to join forces once again.
Though many people struggled to understand the announcement, Swedish House Mafia fans are still thrilled at the news.
One excited person wrote:
Just heard rumours of a Swedish House Mafia reunion. Unfortunately, it was all announced in Swedish, so I am really confused to what’s going on, but a reunion is amazing news.
The announcement helped another fan get over the Monday blues, as they wrote:
I have to say today has been one of the better Monday’s with Swedish House Mafia announcing the start of their 2019 tour
A third can’t wait for the group’s new music to drop:
swedish house mafia are going to be making new music again at laaaast omg [sic]
Just heard rumours of a Swedish House Mafia reunion. Unfortunately, it was all announced in Swedish, so I am really confused to what's going on, but a reunion is amazing news. 😁👌 #SwedishHouseMafia
— Phil Egerton (@phil_fidget) October 22, 2018
I have to say today has been one of the better Monday's with Swedish House Mafia announcing the start of their 2019 tour 😃😃
— George Southern ◢ ◤ (@GeorgeSouthern2) October 22, 2018
swedish house mafia are going to be making new music again at laaaast omg
— ruth misses BTS (@highseoks) October 22, 2018
Another fan was slightly put out by the news, considering they’d already spent good money to attend the group’s farewell tour before their 2013 split.
Sharing a GIF to express their feelings, the Twitter user wrote:
me watching swedish house mafia reunite knowing damn well 18 yo me spent good money on those farewell tour tickets
me watching swedish house mafia reunite knowing damn well 18 yo me spent good money on those farewell tour tickets pic.twitter.com/Xdwrwjzl4z
— saint-aub.in (@ravonsaintaubin) March 26, 2018
I’m sure it was still a good experience!
Tickets for the reunion show will be on sale here from October 27.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.