Swedish House Mafia have announced that they will perform a benefit show in New York City to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Black Tie Rave, to be held on February 28th at the Hammerstein Ballroom, is sponsored by Absolut Vodka. General Admission tickets to the event will be auctioned at Ticketmaster starting on Dec. 14th at 10am EST 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.
“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.
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.