Axwell Λ Ingrosso Tease Massive Swedish House Mafia Show For 2019
Axwell Λ Ingrosso just concluded their set at UK’s Creamfields not too long ago, and they ended it with a true bang.
Much like the duo’s set at Brooklyn Mirage in New York this past May, Axwell and Ingrosso took a moment at the very end to tease Swedish House Mafia, emblazoning their iconic three circles on the massive LED screen behind them and announcing, “to be continued.”
The possibility of a Swedish House Mafia surprise set tomorrow, the final day of the festival, is slim to none. There are no hints of a surprise guest performing. But Creamfields 2019? Definitely a very real possibility.
Steve Angello has already said he wants to play as the trio at Tomorrowland 2019, so a stop in the UK makes sense, as well.
Watch the moment during Creamfields’ live stream of the set below.
BREAKING: Axwell Λ Ingrosso Project Suspended As Swedish House Mafia Makes Full Return
We’ve already heard plenty from Steve Angello and even Axwell on the reformation and future of Swedish House Mafia, but now Sebastian Ingrosso is speaking out, as well. Talking to Swedish publication Metro, Ingrosso discussed the reason for SHM’s return, and also confirms that they’re headed into the studio.
When asked why, now, after five years, Ingrosso’s answer was relatively simple: “We felt it was time, and we missed it. And above all, we had fans who wanted us to reunite.”
He also confirmed that the three members of Swedish House Mafia will be back in the studio after summer to “try to do something fun together.”
However, one of the biggest bombshells of the interview is that their Axwell Λ Ingrosso project will be put on the back burner while they work on Swedish House Mafia. ” [We] will actually put it on the shelf. As I usually say, there are three dots, it’s not two plus a dot. But we will definitely still do our individual stuff.”
Axwell Λ Ingrosso still have a number of shows planned through the end of 2018, but don’t expect to see them on any lineups next year.
BREAKING: Steve Angello Confirms New Swedish House Mafia Music In The Works
We don’t have to beat around the bush anymore – we know that Swedish House Mafia is coming back. With plenty of direct quotes from members of the group about a world tour and reunion, that much is for certain. The bigger question on everyone’s minds was whether or not the group would be getting back into the studio for new music.
Thankfully, the most vocal of the group, Steve Angello, has revealed to Swedish news publication Dagens Nyheter that fans will be getting their wish.
“Yes, absolutely, Swedish House Mafia is back. Now during summer everyone is traveling a lot, but we’ve entered the studio. I can’t really say much more, but we’ve decided that: ‘Here we go.’”
The trio reunited this past March at Ultra Music Festival in a not-so-unexpected performance. Since then, they’ve continued to tease media with small soundbytes that point toward something bigger.
In May, Axwell Λ Ingrosso revealed during a performance in New York that they’d be returning to the city as Swedish House Mafia in 2019. “Should we cancel the Swedish House Mafia gig we’re planning next year?” he asked the crowd. “Because I don’t know if they’re ready for Swedish House Mafia in 2019 in New York.”
In June, Steve Angello spoke to Swedish publication Sydsvenskan and said, “It’s happening. Obviously. Not all the details are set, but we’re back in 2019.”
Then, in July, Oliver Heldens of all people let slip that the group was going on a world tour in 2019. “So, Swedish House Mafia have now officially reformed, and are announcing a world tour in 2019,” he stated.
All signs point to new music and a massive tour, so just let that all soak in.
Did Steve Angello Just Confirm Swedish House Mafia for Tomorrowland 2019?
A recent report from Dutch publication De Telegraaf has instilled hope for a Tomorrowland 2019 performance from Swedish House Mafia. According to Telegraaf, Steve Angello said that the group will perform at the festival next year “by any means necessary.”
Contrary to reports from other English-speaking publications, this is not a confirmation of a booking or performance at Tomorrowland next year. In Dutch, it translates more closely to “if it’s up to us.”
Rumors of a Swedish House Mafia performance next year were already jumpstarted this past weekend when Axwell joined Sebastian Ingrosso for his solo set at the Freedom stage and told the crowd, “This is the last time we see Tomorrowland for a while.”
The popular interpretation was that “we” referred to Axwell Λ Ingrosso and they’d return as Swedish House Mafia.
Axwell Λ Ingrosso have already one hundred percent confirmed that there will be a Swedish House Mafia show in New York in 2019, and Angello added fuel to the tour fire another time saying, “It’s happening, obviously.”
Whether their rumored comeback world tour routes through Tomorrowland is a question that still needs to be answered, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting that answer today.
WATCH: All The Best Weekend 2 Tomorrowland Sets with Martin Garrix, Hardwell & More
Tomorrowland is officially over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look back at some of the best sets of the weekend! Fortunately, the media team over at Tomorrowland is on another level, as they consistently and ritually upload every single livestreamed set just hours after the festival day is over.
Over the course of the weekend, dozens of DJs were streamed live at tomorrowland.com, and you can now watch ALL OF THEM again the festival’s YouTube page, including: Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, Tiesto, The Bloody Beetroots, Hardwell, Nore En Pure, Coone, Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, and more!
Check out all of the sets below, broken down by day.
Weekend 2, Day 1
Weekend 2, Day 2
Weekend 2, Day 3
Steve Angello Hypes Up SHM Reunion with Special Guest At Tomorrowland [VIDEO]
Swedish House Mafia famously—or infamously depending upon your view—reunited at Ultra Music Festival this year. Since then, rumors about more SHM shows have been circulating. Some even believed the group would play Tomorrowland. While the idea never panned out, two of the three SHM members did surprisingly get together: Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso.
Steve Angello played the penultimate set at the Tomorrowland Mainstage on the closing day. Some speculated he would bring Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell out for another surprise SHM reunion, but he only brought out Ingrosso. While that may disappoint some, the surprise b2b between the two was still enjoyable. Angello finished his set by declaring, “Swedish House Mafia loves you.”
Tomorrowland still has another weekend coming up next week, but we wouldn’t expect anything too huge for SHM. Steve Angello will play the third to last set on the Mainstage next Sunday…perhaps he’ll bring Axwell instead? Keep your eyes peeled.
Check out the Angello b2b Ingrosso mini-set from Tomorrowland below:
Oliver Heldens Confirms Swedish House Mafia Worldwide Reunion Tour
Until Swedish House Mafia officially reform and announce a world tour, we’ll never get sick of hearing about the extreme likelihood of it happening. Although, at this juncture, it’s pretty safe to say SHM are indeed getting back together.
Most recently, DJ/producer Oliver Heldens let some inside info about an official reunion tour slip out during his Heldeep radio show. As he introduced Axwell Λ Ingrosso‘s track “Together,” he couldn’t help but share the good news.
“So, Swedish House Mafia have now officially reformed, and are announcing a world tour in 2019,” he said matter-of-factly during the podcast (listen below). It doesn’t get more straightforward than that.
Even Steve Angello himself confirmed the tour last month — “It’s happening, obviously.”
And let’s not forget Axwell Λ Ingrosso’s teaser during their Brooklyn show, which gave us that initial glimmer of hope — “Should we cancel the Swedish House Mafia gig we’re planning next year? Because I don’t know if they’re ready for Swedish House Mafia in 2019 in New York.”
All signs point to a SHM world tour next year. Get ready.
Listen To All The Best Sets From Day 2 Of Ultra Europe 2018
Ultra Europe 2018 has seen performances from some of the best of the best over the weekend — Afrojack, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, DJ Snake and more. Now, we’re two days in with one more to go.
As the biggest of Ultra’s worldwide events, Ultra Europe is always the measuring stick by which the year’s following Ultra events are compared. They’ve gone all out this year, with a kickass main stage design and plenty of incredible music to go around.
The first day brought a stunning tribute to Avicii from Axwell Λ Ingrosso, truly one of the most standout moments from the weekend. The second day proved to be just as eventful with sets from legends like Hardwell, Carl Cox and Steve Angello.
There’s still a lot more of Ultra Europe to be heard. Catch up on some of the best sets from day 2 below and tune in tonight for more #UltraLIVE on UltraEurope.com!
Ultra Europe 2018 Live Sets – Day 2
MORE: Listen To All The Best Sets From Day 1 Of Ultra Europe 2018
Steve Angello Plays Out New Song For The Very First Time At Ultra Europe
Steve Angello seems to have something special in store every time he hits the stage and his performance at Ultra Europe in Croatia over the weekend was no different.
The producer has been spoiling fans with a steady flow of new music, but we’re not surprised in the least to hear he delivered yet another phenomenal, unreleased ID as festival ready as you can imagine.
Before he broke out into the never-before-heard, instant-classic-status-type track, Angello took to the mic to give fair warning. “Croatia, his is a brand new song! I’ve never played this anywhere else. This is the first time.”
The track is big, but Steve Angello’s message is even bigger, “It’s all about love!”
To top it all off, Angello ended his set at Ultra Europe with words we all needed to hear — “Swedish House Mafia loves you!” Damn right.
Steve Angello – New ID @ Ultra Europe
Swedish House Mafia Return Hinted At In New Axwell Λ Ingrosso Billboard [VIDEO]
Axwell Λ Ingrosso just hit us with an instant classic caliber track, “Dancing Alone” — and that was enough to get us all hot and bothered over their new material. But now we’re even more excited, because a cryptic message connected to the release could be signifying something bigger than the duo themselves.
As or DNAA Beats points out, the artist behind the dancing alone cover art is also pretty stoked about his billboard video to go along with it, as it reveals a deeper meaning. As a young Paris Hilton gazes right through you in the video below, it’s easy to look over the three intentional Swedish House Mafia dots that follow up with an “error” signal.” Then, “loading.”
Could it be Axwell Λ Ingrosso are actually putting their project on pause to focus on Swedish House Mafia material with Steve Angello? Is a tour indeed coming? All signs — well, at least this one — point to yes.
From the looks of this billboard, they are only just getting started and we can’t wait to see what comes next!