Did Hardwell Open for Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano as ‘Mr. X’?

Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 finally came to an end yesterday, but the buzz is hardly over. From awesome reveals (such as Martin Garrix’ announcement as Official Music Artist of UEFA Euro 2020) to DJ Mag Top 100 surprises, there’s plenty to keep fans talking.

One event that caught a fair amount of attention was Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano‘s EXPOSED last Friday. While the exclusive show was the electronic duo’s biggest solo show to date, the real buzz-generator was the warm-up set guest, called only MR. X. Speculation is swirling all around that this MR. X was in fact Hardwell.

While MR. X was wearing a face mask, cap and hoodie, fans had noticed that the mystery guest’s eyes looked familiarly like those of Hardwell. Here’s another image for you to make your own conclusions.

MR. X playing at Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano's EXPOSED
MR. X playing at Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s EXPOSED

Diving even deeper, another fan had noticed this on Sunnery James’ Instagram story. A fist bump with Hardwell himself, captioned “THANKS FOR COMING OUT HOMIE”.

Hardwell featured on Sunnery James' Instagram Story
Hardwell featured on Sunnery James’ Instagram Story

One can only guess, but if MR. X was indeed Hardwell, this would mark just about a year since Hardwell’s last public performance. His All Ages show, an event of ADE 2018, had been his last since he had announced his indefinite touring hiatus. We sure hope he’s well-rested and will be coming back to the scene soon!