Reporting Scott T. Sterling
After shocking the dance music world by announcing the group’s split at the height of its popularity, Swedish House Mafia has revealed the first trailer to an upcoming documentary chronicling the band’s final world tour.
Featuring superstar DJs Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia was an immediate success, helping initiate the current EDM craze with worldwide smash hits from the group’s debut single, “One (Your Name)” in 2010 to its last, 2012 blockbuster “Don’t You Worry Child.”
In the first trailer for the as-yet-to-be-titled doc focused on the trio’s “One Last Tour” in 2012, the three DJs are seen living the high life of dance floor success, cruising on high-powered speed boats and spinning the group’s patented blend of progressive house beats to massive stadiums packed with rabid fans.
In a voice-over, one of the members is heard marveling at the band’s stratospheric success, saying “we could never go into Madison Square Garden ten years ago, they would say we were f***ing out of our heads. All of a sudden we can play in any stadium in the world.” The band famously sold out MSG during the “One Last Tour.”
The clip shifts to the band’s break-up announcement, with images of the three in TV interviews discussing and then launching the last tour. They’re shown enjoying the happier aspects of touring, such as hanging out with fellow superstar DJ Skrillex, playing some spirited sets of tennis and basking in the adulation of the one million fans who attended dates along that final global jaunt.
The trailer also indulges the darker, less exciting side of touring, with band members squabbling and looking forlorn in empty hotel rooms with one DJ musing, “I can’t picture myself being a DJ at 40…you get to a point when you just got to stop.”
The clip winds to a close with sweeping, slow-motion images of fireworks and screaming fans on the farewell tour, ending with one the DJs simply stating, “It’s over.”
There is still no release date for the documentary, but with this trailer being dubbed “Clip One,” diehard followers can surely anticipate more details in the clips to come.