Swedish House Mafia Announces 'Black Tie Rave' For Sandy Relief
Swedish House Mafia has added an additional New York City date to its farewell tour: on Feb. 28, 2013, the EDM superstars will hold a "black tie rave" at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Tickets for the performance will be auctioned off, starting at $100.00 per ticket, beginning this Friday (Dec. 14) at 10:00 am ET. All net proceeds from the newly announced show will head to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
Check out this elegant trailer for the upcoming charity performance:
"New York City has been a massive part of our journey and there was no better way to say thank you than to help out along with so many other worthwhile events," says Swedish House Mafia in a press statement. "We had the night off in NYC before our Madison Square Garden gig…and what better way to spend it!"
The Feb. 28 performance has been plotted in the middle of Swedish House Mafia's One Last Tour, a farewell trek following last summer's announcement that the trio of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso would cease touring after next year. The tour is currently in Europe and will touch down in the U.S. on Feb. 13, with five consecutive performances at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
Following the Hammerstein performance on Feb. 28, Swedish House Mafia will play New York's Madison Square Garden on Mar. 1 and Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Mar. 2-4. Their final shows are plotted for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on Mar. 15 and 24.
"Until Now," Swedish House Mafia's second compilation album, was released in October. Its lead single, "Don't You Worry Child," remained at No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart last week.