(New York, NY – Dec. 11th, 2012) –
– SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
have announced that they will throw aBlack Tie Rave
on February 28th
at Hammerstein Ballroom
to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief sponsored by Absolut Vodka. General Admission tickets to the event will be auctioned at
starting on Dec. 14th at 10am ES
through Dec. 16th at 10pm EST
. Starting bid is $100.00 per ticket and fans can purchase a minimum of 2 tickets and maximum of 4 tickets.
Swedish House Mafia will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the Black Tie Rave to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
in support of hurricane relief efforts. The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts organizations. Funds will support immediate aid needs – including food, cleaning materials and hygiene supplies – as well as long-term relief and restoration. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie launched the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Garden State, to help communities recover, rebuild and come back stronger than before. For full information on the event, visit www.blacktierave.com
“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. We had the night off in NYC before our Madison Square Garden gig…and what better way to spend it!” said Swedish House Mafia.
The group’s current single “Don’t You Worry Child”
feat. John Martin has quickly become a huge global smash. Last week it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Dance Recording category and this week it will officially become gold in the U.S., surpassing sales of 500,000
. “Don’t You Worry Child”
on the Billboard club chart and is blowing up at Top 40 radio where it climbed to #16 this week. Globally, DYWC
has reached #1
in the UK, Sweden and Australia and top 10 in twelve other countries. It has been #1
on Australia’s ARIA club chart for a record-breaking 14 weeks, making it the longest running #1 on the chart ever. DYWC
is 3x platinum in Australia and Norway and is platinum in Sweden and Canada and gold in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland. To date, “Don’t You Worry Child”
has sold over 1.2 million downloads and is still rapidly growing in many markets. The videohttp://vevo.ly/OJMklQ
has racked up over 31 million views.
“Don’t You Worry Child”
is the lead single from the Swedes’ second compilation album ‘UNTIL NOW’
which was released on October 22nd
and forms the official soundtrack to the group’s massive world-wide One Last Tour
). ‘UNTIL NOW’
rose to #4
on the iTunes
album chart and debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200
, marking the highest chart position and highest first week sales for a DJ-mixed album ever. The album debuted at #1
in the U.K. and top 10 in seven other countries.
One Last Tour, which is the group’s most extensive outing ever, started last month in Dubai and is currently making its way across Europe. It will hit Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Australia before reaching stateside in February. The originally announced U.S. dates sold out in minutes, which caused the band to add many additional shows. The North American leg starts on Feb. 13th in San Francisco and will play Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, LA and Miami. It was announced last month that the final curtain call for One Last Tour will happen at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, marking a significant milestone in the group’s career together. Ultra is where Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played their first North American show together as Swedish House Mafia. They will play both the opening night of the festival on March 15thand the closing on March 24th in what is sure to be an emotional farewell to the group’s millions of fans across the globe and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and the group alike. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
About the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City:
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout the five boroughs of New York City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mayor’s Fund is accepting financial contributions from organizations and individuals to support hurricane relief efforts. The Mayor’s Fund retains no administrative fee, and one hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations to meet the short- and long-term needs of New York City and its residents. This includes immediate aid such as the supply and transport of water, food, toiletries, baby supplies, blankets and cleaning materials to distribution sites, as well as long term-restoration and recovery efforts. Donations can be made online at www.nyc.gov/fund
via electronic funds transfer, or over the phone at 212-788-7794. To donate by mail, checks may be made payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City,
with “Hurricane Sandy Relief” in the memo line, and sent to:
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
253 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10007
About the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie launched the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Garden State, to help communities recover, rebuild and come back stronger than before. The Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that will collect and distribute resources, aid in the long-term recovery effort and fill in the gaps when people need help. Since its formation, the Fund has partnered with non-profit experts who have led similar international efforts on Hurricane Katrina, Haiti and September 11th relief organizations to thoroughly identify the greatest needs within the effected communities, and help disburse funds in a responsible and efficient manner that allow our neighbors and our state to rebuild.
Over $20 million has been raised in the first three weeks from nearly 10,000 donors across the United States and the world. Honorary Advisory Board Members to date include Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Ripa, Kevin Jonas, Dr. Oz, Nick Mangold, Al Leiter and former US Senator Bill Bradley who will serve as Honorary Vice-Chair.
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