Final 12 months, earlier than Swedish Home Mafia had launched their album Paradise Once more, that they had already introduced their first run of US exhibits since 2012. The album got here out this previous April, and it was good. The hype was there for a tour. However now exhibits are getting cancelled, in some instances, simply weeks earlier than the date.
It’s no secret that the US is dealing with some laborious financial instances proper now, and ticket gross sales are down throughout the map with fewer exhibits hitting promote out. Particularly for festivals when journey is commonly concerned, many promoters are struggling. It must be considerably simpler for native exhibits, particularly with beforehand stadium-filling acts like Swedish Home Mafia, however many exhibits at the moment are being taken off the schedule.
NME stories, “[…] the trio have introduced the cancellation of exhibits on the Amway Middle in Orlando on July 31, Madison Sq. Backyard on August 2, TD Backyard in Boston on August 9, Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Enviornment on August 11, and Little Caesars Enviornment in Detroit on August 17.”
Since that article was printed on Monday, MetLife in New Jersey, Xcel Vitality Middle in Saint Paul, and Footprint Middle in Phoenix have additionally been cancelled.
No point out of the cancellations has been made on the group’s social media, however there are many followers on Twitter who’ve one thing to say about it.
I really like how Swedish Home Mafia is posting images of their stage setup, actually the identical day they cancelled a bunch of dates due to “manufacturing points” and “low ticket gross sales.” Clearly y’all haven’t discovered something, that is so tone deaf. https://t.co/QZmkhZH0xI
— BitFox’s Day Off 🔜 Megaplex (@BitFox13) July 23, 2022
@swedishousemfia canceling concert events 😭😭😭 and scared to purchase tickets to a special metropolis now that it’ll get cancelled too 😩😩😩 #orlando Been dying to see them since I bought into the #edm simply as they introduced their break up and goodbye 2012
— C Bakes (@CBakes412) July 26, 2022
And a few extra conspiratorial guesses…
I believe Swedish Home Mafia pulled a “The Producers” type caper with their reunion tour. They did not WANT to tour, have been contractually OBLIGATED to tour, in order that they made ticket costs so outrageous that no one purchased them and so they cancelled the tour. All people wins.
— Rocket Backhander (@RBackhander76) July 27, 2022
To purchase a ground ticket for his or her Los Angeles Banc of California present, one of many larger exhibits within the run, you would need to put down $170 — a worth for a single artist present that not many EDM followers are used to or receptive to. Flooring tickets for his or her new Madison Sq. Backyard present, which is now the identical date because the earlier MetLife present, begin at $340.
It stays to be seen what number of extra dates find yourself cancelled earlier than the tour’s conclusion. The tour begins tomorrow at FTX Enviornment in Miami, which nonetheless has loads of seats out there.
by way of NME | Picture by way of Rukes.com