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

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 iTunes Dance chart (Top 5 overall), Top 5 at Pop radio and Top 5 in U.S. Shazam tags. “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 Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (alongside “Roses”), while also claiming the #1 spot at Pop radio for 3 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.

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 Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden; Platinum in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, 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 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, Switzerlad                X-Tra
Oct 14                Lausanne, Switzerland         Les Docks
Oct 15                Milan, Italy                           Fabrique
Oct 17                Glasgow, Scotland                Venue TBC
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 Bip
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, L                    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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