Fred Again.. and Swedish House Mafia Perform an Epic Back-to-Back Set In New York City
Fans stood outside for hours to make it inside H0l0 for the iconic show. Since the show was capped at a small number, not all of the attendees with tickets were able to make it into the free event. Those who were lucky enough to make it inside saw what could only be described as unreal.
The show started with multi-genre tastemaker QRTR, who set the stage as the opener for what was to come. Once Fred Again.. and Swedish House Mafia took over, the crowd went insane.
The headlining set began, appropriately, with bangers, energizing the crowd and creating an intoxicating feeling of euphoria around the club. Deep bass infused with unexpected drops in classic hits, but the tried and true vitalizing drops were the show-stealing moments. Of course, the recently released Fred Again.. and Swedish House Mafia collaboration, “Turn On The Lights again.. (featuring Future),” was played, albeit three times, with the final iteration being the closer.
However, the “one more song” finale was “Angie (i’ve been lost).” The two-and-a-half-hour show, simply lit in red, also boasted hits such as “Jungle,” Fred Again..’s unreleased track with acclaimed artist Skrillex, and “Billie (loving arms).” Swedish House Mafia came in hot with big room heaters and their signature tracks.
Days before the show, rumors swirled around Swedish House Mafia's appearance at the pop-up. The esteemed trio had just performed at Madison Square Garden that Tuesday. Adding such massive superstars to the lineup of what was essentially a warehouse rave was a rare treat for those already excited to see Fred. In addition, renowned producer Four Tet made a special guest appearance, spinning about two tracks towards the end of the night. The link for tickets went up Tuesday for the Thursday, August 4 show.
The performance follows Fred Again..’s recent Boiler Room set that has skyrocketed to fame. Indeed, Fred Again.. has proven to be the breakout star of 2022.
As someone who has attended 200 concerts, give or take, this performance was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. History was made, and I wouldn't trade this night for anything.