Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello recently announced through that their next tour will be their farewell tour. The message on their website reads: “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 three Swedes formed Swedish House Mafia in 2008, and produced one studio album “Until One” and several singles, some in collaboration with others. The three joined their unique talents to create one of dance music’s most successful “bands”. They dominated music festivals such as Coachella, sold out their Madison Square Garden concert, and hosted Masquerade Motel in Miami. They were also an inspiration to artists such as Calvin Harris, Thomas Gold, Dirty South, Max Vangeli & AN21, Afrojack, Junior Sanchez, and Alesso.
The EDM pioneers caused that a number of their fellow DJ’s and musicians publicly responded to their announcement. David Guetta tweeted “I just heard @swedishousemfia are gonna split. I hope it’s not true They are really special,” Zedd wrote: “Well … @swedishousemfia will be a legend for ever!” These are just two of the countless acknowledgments to this disappointing message.
It would be wrong to say that the fun is over. Swedish House Mafia will make appearances all around the world during their tour this summer. The Swedes also plan to release a new single, titled “Don’t You Worry Child.” SHM will be seen in Milton Keynes Bowl in England on July 14, at Ushuaia in Ibiza from July 4 until August 29, and will perform at various music festivals throughout the summer. They will announce the final steps of their tour, along with their dates in the U.S., in August.
If you’re a fan book your tickets now, because as sad as it sounds, you might never hear them together again.
Op-Ed: Music Is Good For Your Mental Health
Listening to music has other benefits, such as finding the words to put to what you are feeling. Sometimes it is hard for people to figure out what is going on inside of them, and music is something most people can relate to with a vast number of different genres and styles. It makes it easier to talk and figure out who you are as a person. Music can support people throughout all stages of life. It is proven that mothers that sing to their newborn babies and infants have a better relationship, and it is central to infants feeling pleasure at the beginning of their life. This attribute continues to grow with us as we get older, and music still holds beneficial capabilities. Music is an entry into another world where you might not feel as alone. It can help people connect through learning instruments or coming together to sing. Music also helps your brain build capacity and connections which helps you stay more alert and aware of your emotions.