Electronic dance music’s platinum-selling pair Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall headline their “King Of Me” international tour with dates in Germany, Italy and Ibiza, before returning to North America and eventually landing at the Tomorrowworld festival in Atlanta, GA September 28. The tour name reflects the message of their latest single “Kanye” [featuring SirenXX]. THE CHAINSMOKERS are using “Kanye” as a verb, meaning “owning what you do and who you are”. That’s the “King” in all of us. This next round of dates offers up the perfect chance for fans to enjoy the duo in their natural habitat – on stage and wilding out.
The new music video for “Kanye” premiered on Yahoo! Music last week. Since its premiere, it has racked up over 468,000 views and counting. Coming in hot on the heels of the platinum-certified smash “#SELFIE,” the video finishes their first mega-hit’s visual narrative. The music video has been picked up by everybody from Perez Hilton and MTV to Idolator and countless other tastemakers.
BuzzFeed first premiered “Kanye” last month, and it immediately drew a flurry of positive critical and fan reactions in addition to features from People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and more. MTV News claimed, “Stakes were high for whatever Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart released to follow their first massive and ubiquitous hit, and ‘Kanye’ holds up,” Billboard described it as “an unexpectedly inspirational ode to following your own path and living life on your own tours,” and Yahoo! News said, “At the heart of the release is a message that encourages fans to take control of self-identity.” Once “Kanye” dropped, the song hit #1 on the Spotify “Most Viral Tracks” chart in the United States and worldwide.
Recently, THE CHAINSMOKERS launched their live radio show on SiriusXM’s Electric Area – “Nice Hair with THE CHAINSMOKERS.” The show is unlike anything else on the air. The guys speak candidly on the lifestyle of touring international EDM superstars, allowing listeners a vignette behind the curtain. Nothing is held back, and their wild antics and unpredictable personalities are on full display!
It’s been a landmark year for THE CHAINSMOKERS. MTV recently crowned the group an “Artist to Watch.” “#SELFIE” was officially certified platinum by the RIAA for digital sales in excess of 1,000,000. The song also soared to #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart within merely five weeks and reached the Top 5 on iTunes in over 43 countries. “#SELFIE” is Top 10 on YouTube’s “Top Music Videos of 2014”. Furthermore, it garnered a nomination for “Choice EDM Song” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards and the guys have been receiving tremendous support for DJ Mag’s “Top 100 DJs.”
THE CHAINSMOKERS puff out a distinct hybrid of indie, progressive house, and pop music that proves utterly infectious and intoxicating. It’s unlike anything out there, and the world is taking notice in a big way. Already, the pair has been supported by Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong, Afrojack, Tiësto, W&W, and more, as well as receiving shout outs from the likes of Rolling Stone. In addition, they’ve been tapped for remixes by everybody from Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, and The Wanted to The Killers and Icona Pop. Their remixes continually shoot to #1 on the HypeM, with 24 in total topping the chart. The duo is represented by Disruptor Management. DIM MAK/REPUBLIC RECORDS is excited for what’s to come from this American dream team.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
9/5 – Neuraum – Munich, Germany
9/6 – Home Festival – Treviso, Italy
9/7 – Amnesia – Ibiza, Spain
9/12 – Maison – Toronto, ON
9/13 – Life In Color – Vancouver, BC
9/14 – Maya – Scottsdale, AZ
9/19 – The Lawn Vanderbilt – Nashville, TN
9/21 – Hogans – Tampa, FL
9/25 – Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
9/26 – Life In Color – Providence, RI
9/27 – EchoStage – Washington, DC
9/28 – TomorrowWorld – Atlanta, GA
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