The likes of Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buuren have previously played Madison Square Garden, infecting the traditionally rockist venue with their deafening electronic pop. Eric Prydz, the Swedish DJ whose “Call On Me” became a syrupy mid-00’s mainstay, will join that elite club when his EPIC 3.0 show takes over the hallowed venue on September 27th. Prydz, a progressive house veteran who failed to capitalize on the first wave of American ecstasy for international EDM due to a crippling fear of flying, is making up for lost time with EPIC 3.0. The show has been promoted by Prydz as a money-loser, with equipment onstage valued at north of six million dollars, including what the Wall Street Journal called the “world’s biggest hologram.” All-caps epic, indeed.
Sat., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 24, 2014