2016 BREAKOUT STARS THE CHAINSMOKERS UNVEIL NEW SINGLE “CLOSER” FT. HALSEY

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THE DUO’S OWN DREW TAGGART DUETS ON NEW SINGLE  WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY RORY KRAMER HERE

“DON’T LET ME DOWN” JOINS “ROSES” AS THE DUO’S SECOND SINGLE TO BE CERTIFIED DOUBLE-PLATINUM

 

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(Disruptor Records / Columbia Records; New York, NY – July 29, 2016) One of pop music’s biggest breakout acts of the year, artist/DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers has unveiled their eagerly-awaited new single “Closer,” featuring vocals from rising star Halsey and the duo’s own Drew Taggart. The lyric video for the summer-ready single, directed by Rory Kramer, is available to view now HERE. Alex and Drew originally debuted the song in a surprise performance with Halsey at Bonnaroo last month and reignited the crazed anticipation by teasing the track last week.

The release of “Closer” comes hot on the heels of the duo’s two massive smash hits this year, “Roses” ft. Rozes and “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya. Earlier this year, “Roses” steadily climbed the charts all the way to #1 on the U.S. iTunes Dance chart (Top 5 overall), Top 5 at U.S. Pop radio and Top 5 in U.S. Shazam tags. In Canada, “Roses” reached the Top 5 on iTunes. “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya, which was named one of Rolling Stone’s ‘30 Best Songs of 2016 So Far,’ followed, serving as Alex and Drew’s second U.S. Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (alongside “Roses”), while also claiming the #1 spot at U.S. Pop radio for three weeks in a row and accumulating nearly 400 Million streams on Spotify worldwide. The official “Don’t Let Me Down” videos have racked up over 300 Million combined views to date, and the track still maintains positioning in the Top 5 on iTunes Dance chart in the U.S. and the iTunes chart in Canada.

Internationally, “Roses” is now certified 3x Platinum in Australia; 2x Platinum in Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden; Platinum in Belgium, Brazil, Ireland and Italy; Gold in Germany, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. “Don’t Let Me Down” is certified 3x Platinum in Australia; 2x Platinum in Canada and Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden; Platinum in Belgium, Brazil, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland; Gold in Denmark, Germany, Poland and Portugal.

Following their breakout performance at Coachella this year, Alex and Drew are set to bring their high-energy live performance to festivals all over the world this summer and fall, including Electric Zoo, Austin City Limits and Electronic Daisy Carnival stateside. They have played major European and Canadian festivals this summer including Pemberton Music Festival, Chasing Summer, VELD, and Ile Soniq, and will be heading to Japan in August for Summer Sonic. The Chainsmokers’ headlining European tour dates kick off in October hitting the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. See full list of dates below.

Having performed their hits on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and most recently on Good Morning America (watch HERE), The Chainsmokers have proven to be a pop culture breakthrough as one of the top acts in their genre today. Accordingly, the guys just received their first ever MTV VMA nomination, securing a spot in the ‘Best Electronic Video’ category for “Don’t Let Me Down.” The guys are also nominated for ‘Choice Music Group’ at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, airing this Sunday, July 31st.

 

TOUR DATES

July 29                   Las Vegas, NV                       Jewel

July 30                   Calgary, AL                             Chasing Summer Fest

July 31                    Toronto, ON                         Veld Festival

August 4                Las Vegas, NV                      Hakkasan

August 5                Montreal, QC                       Ile Soniq

August 6                Baltimore, MD                     Moonrise Festival

August 14              Las Vegas, NV                      Hakkasan

August 19              Manila, Philippines            MOA Arena

August 20              Tokyo, Japan                        Summer Sonic Festival

August 21              Oskaka, Japan                     Summer Sonic Festival

August 22              Honolulu, HI                         Republik

August 23              Las Vegas, NV                      Omnia

August 30              Las Vegas, NV                      Omnia

Sept 1                     Morrison, CO                       Red Socks Ampitheater

Sept 3                     El Paso, TX                             SCMF

Sept 4                    New York, NY                       Electric Zoo

Sept 5                    Las Vegas, NV                       Jewel

Sept 10                 Berlin, Germany                   Lollapalooza Berlin

Sept 17                  Del Mar, CA                           Kaaboo Festival

Sept 18                 Las Vegas, NV                       Hakkasan

Sept 23                  Pittsburgh, PA                     Thrival Festival

Sept 24                  Las Vegas, NV                      IHeart Daytime Village

Sept 25                  Las Vegas, NV                       Wet Republic

Sept 30                  Las Vegas, NV                       Hakkasan

Oct 1                       Austin, TX                               ACL/EMO’s After Party

Oct 2                       Las Vegas, NV                       Wet Republic

Oct 4                       Las Vegas, NV                       Omnia

Oct 8                       Austin, TX                               ACL

Oct 10                   Paris, France                         Showcase

Oct 11                   Barcelona, Spain                  Razzmatazz

Oct 13                   Zurich, Switzerland             X-Tra

Oct 14                   Lausanne, Switzerland      Les Docks

Oct 15                   Milan, Italy                             Fabrique

Oct 17                   Glasgow, Scotland              O2 ABC

Oct 19                   London, UK                            Electric

Oct 20                   London, UK                            Electric

Oct 21                   Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord

Oct 22                   Amsterdam, Netherlands AMF

Oct 23                   Copenhagen, DK                  Amager Bio

Oct 24                   Stockholm, Sweden            BERNS

Oct 25                   Oslo, Norway                        Sentrum

Oct 26                   Helsinki, Finland                   Circus

Oct 28                    San Bernardino, CA            Escape Festival

Oct 30                    New Orleans, LA                 Voodoo Festival

Nov 4                     Orlando, FL                            EDC

Nov 18                   San Francisco, CA                Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Nov 19                  San Francisco, CA                Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Nov 26                   Las Vegas, NV                       Omnia

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