He gave one of the most electrifying performances at perhaps one of the most influential electronic music events in history nearly ten years ago. Dance music pioneer and former 2 x World No.1 DJ Hardwell returned to the stage at Ultra Music Festival to make history with undoubtedly the most anticipated return show of 2022.
Hardwell announced in Autumn 2018 that he would be taking a break from touring after more than a decade of performing at the world’s biggest festivals. So it’s no surprise that his triumphant return on Sunday night, his first official performance since his Ziggo Dome concert with the Metropole Orkest Symphony in October 2018, was a historic occasion. Hardwell surprised the 150,000-strong crowd by performing a surprise set on the main stage to close out the festival’s weekend. While online, his set broke Ultra’s live stream attendance records, with fans tuning in from all over the world to watch Hardwell’s first official live set in over 3.5 years.
Hardwell’s new album and 2022 world tour.
Hardwell used his headline slot at Ultra over the weekend to usher in a new era in his career, revealing a new show and sound as well as announcing a 24-city world tour in support of his new artist album, Rebels Never Die. This historic occasion during Ultra not only marked Hardwell’s return to the stage but also provided an opportunity for him to re-ignite the interest of fans all over the world. Always a leader, striving to improve rather than repeat. Hardwell’s new 14 track solo album, released on his label Revealed Recordings, represents a critical point in the musical shift for one of electronic music’s biggest known stars.
The brand new Rebels Never Die world tour is a large-scale production concept that will give fans a unique multi-dimensional experience to witness Hardwell perform live back on stage. Hardwell’s Rebels Never Die album tour will take him on the road throughout 2022, with 24 dates already confirmed on the biggest stages across Europe, Asia, North and South America.
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Hardwell’s surprise announcement of his retirement from touring in 2018 came as a shock to millions of fans around the world. Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, chose to take a step back, to move out of the spotlight, after more than a decade of chasing his dream and at the pinnacle of his career. Stepping away from a journey that bore over 120 x singles, 80 x remixes, 1 x artist album, 11 x compilation albums, 2 x documentaries, 2 x arena world tours, countless international headline performances, and more. Hardwell’s fans were left wondering if they would ever see him perform again.
Hardwell gave the fans what they wanted on Sunday, during the closing night of Ultra Music Festival in the beautiful city of Miami, putting an end to rumors of his retirement. Dispelling any notion that his passion for electronic music had waned, and firmly answering the question of how one of dance music’s most illustrious titans can reinvent a peerless career of such magnitude.