Apr 2, 2022 | Ibiza Blog | 0 comments

Swedish House Mafia Rumoured For Ibiza 2022 Appearance

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Written by Dan Kirwan

The reunited Swedish House Mafia, whose first island residency was with Masquerade Motel at Pacha in 2008, is rumoured to make a surprise appearance in Ibiza this summer. The trio, who are currently promoting a world tour and their first new music together since 2012, an album called Paradice Again, would be warmly received in Ibiza if they were to make the gig a reality. The last show the group played together was the 2018 Ultra Main Stage in Miami. In Ibiza, it was at Ushuaia during a tumultuous period for the group reeling from the departure of Steve Angello in 2012. The blog was the first to publish the news when the Swedes broke off negotiations for a show at Privilege after the ending of their Pacha residency.

Last year Swedish House Mafia sacked their manager Ron Laffitte and departed Colombia records. They have since secured the services of Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, manager of London rock band The Weekend, and set up their independent record label Republic. They were credited on The Weekends album Dawn FM for co-producing and writing two tracks notably, Sacrifice. Live Nation is promoting their Paradice Again World Tour, which kicks off in Maimi on July 29 and comprises 42 shows ending in Finland on November 13. With such a busy schedule of events, it will be a tall order for them to squeeze in a date in Ibiza. Still, the lure of the magical island and the prestige it adds to any electronic acts promotion may persuade them to consider a show or two.

The word around the campfires suggests a door has been left open for them to appear and a venue like Ushuaia would offer them World-class production facilities alongside an open-air beachside location and a trendy audience to party with. Ibiza played a big part in establishing the trio when Danny Whittle signed them with Amy Thompson as unknowns in 2008. While Axwell was known on the island, Angello and Ingrosso were not. They were responsible for breaking the EDM genre in Ibiza and the Pacha/Thompson team did an amazing job at marketing and promoting their brand. I remember they used to hand out Swedish flags inside Pacha and the association was an astute one due to the clean Scandinavian-Ibiza connection which went back to the seventies and eighties.

The word around the campfires suggests a door has been left open for them to appear in Ibiza

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since those innocent times at Pacha in 2008 when David Guetta and Luciano ruled the rosters. In less than a year SHM was challenging them for their titles with a group dynamic never experienced on the island before. Hit after hit followed and they were certainly a Zeitgeist for a certain generation. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours and hope to see them return to the island this summer. The blog will keep you posted on any developments that arise.

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