Like all good blockbusters and brands, Swedish House Mafia have a bankable tagline: Goosebumps never lie. Of course, that old truism “numbers never lie” would be just as apt. Since first collaborating in 2007, the trio has sold millions of records and crossed six continents to play for millions of people at hundreds of festivals. Tonight at Madison Square Garden, they play for 20,000 more, with Pete Tong, the longtime host of BBC’s Essential Mix, and Armand Van Helden, the ’90s house and hip-hop fuser who converted a few generations of fans with his A-Trak collaboration Duck Sauce.
Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., 2013