Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey pretty hard and to this day there are still people without homes, who've lost everything and don't know exactly how they're going to get their lives back on track. While the most helpful thing a person can do in this situation is to volunteer directly or donate money, there are alternate means of support like the one Swedish House Mafia has planned for February 28th as part of their "One Last Tour": a Black Tie Rave where all ticket proceeds go towards helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy as well as at-risk children via the Save the Children initiative. It's a win-win-win situation. You get to lend support, people receive badly needed financial assistance, and you get to enjoy an incredible night of music at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
Today is the third and last round of ticket auctions and those profits will be adding to the almost $475,000 raised from the first two rounds. If you're interested you should head here at 10am EST to get yours. We've included more information below.
Swedish House Mafia will hold a 3rd and final auction for tickets to their Black Tie Rave charity event being held Feb. 28th at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The newly released tickets will be up for auction starting Thursday, February 14th at 10am EST at http://www.ticketmaster.com with proceeds going to support the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts and Save the Children’s initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in America, where nearly one in four lives in poverty. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the organization is calling for a National Commission on Children that will address the issues of violence, mental health and poverty. The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an astonishing $447,000 was raised and the second round earlier this month raised an additional $27,418. Legendary Pete Tong will fly in to support Swedish House Mafia at this special event alongside Carl Kennedy. In addition to the money raised by Black Tie Rave, all people guest listed on any date of the tour will be asked to make a donation to Save The Children.
The Swede’s highly anticipated One Last Tour is finally hitting stateside this week, kicking off tomorrow night with 5 shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Anticipation for One Last Tour has been building since the dates were announced last year. The originally announced U.S. dates all sold out in minutes causing the group to add multiple shows. One Last Tour has become one of the biggest tours of the year and is the group’s most extensive outing ever. It will visit Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, Los Angeles and come to a close in Miami at ULTRA where Swedish House Mafia will play their final gig together. The full line up for One Last Tour was revealed last month. Armand Van Helden will play his first NYC gig in five years when he joins the Swedes at Madison Square Garden on March 1st alongside the Legendary Pete Tong. Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy will play with Swedish House Mafia at their Feb. 28th Black Tie Rave charity event and Tong will also open for the Swedes at Barclay’s Center on March 2nd. AN21, Anthony Atalla, Max Vangeli, NO_ID and Otto Knows will all open on select dates throughout the tour.