The Chainsmokers: ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ Worldwide Arena Tour [PHOTOS]

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Grammy-winning artists The Chainsmokers are currently mid-way through their Memories… Do Not Open Worldwide Arena Tour. With 71 stops in total, their tour has sold out venues in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Marking the release of their new studio album Memories… Do Not Open, the worldwide run of shows has included YouTube sensation Matt McGuire, a drummer who gained notoriety after posting drum remixes of several Chainsmokers anthems to the social sharing platform. Their successful new tour builds on the success of their early 2017 EP, Collage, for which the American duo won a Grammy Award.

 

Enjoy some exclusive photos from their Memories… Do Not Open Worldwide Tour that were snagged for your viewing pleasure…!

Shaun Frank – Addicted ft Violet Days

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Canadian producer Shaun Frank has a track record of making music ranging from deep house to pop. His latest release, “Addicted” featuring Violet Days, fits into the latter, making it perfect for radio. Days’ catchy vocals carry the track into an upbeat pop drop with a tropical house flair.

Frank and Days co-wrote the track with the help of The Chainsmokers‘ Drew Taggart, who Frank was on tour with this past summer. He is now on tour with Krewella, and fans can see him on one of the remaining tour dates below.

Shaun Frank Fall Tour Dates:
Oct. 31 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Met
Nov. 3 – Boston, MA @ The Grand
Nov. 24 – Medan, Indonesia @ Retro
Nov. 25 – Jakarta, Indonesia @ Empirica
Dec. 1 – Bali, Indonesia @ Mirror
Dec. 2 – Jogja, Indonesia @ Liquid Cafe
Dec. 21- Calgary, AB @ Marquee
Dec. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Dec. 23 – Edmonton, BC @ Knoxville’s
Dec. 24 – Mississauga, ON @ City Hall

 

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Ruchir – Made of Gold ft Deverano

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Ruchir should be on the everyone’s artists to watch list this year, as the Dubai-based producer’s debut single, “Sleepless,” became the No. 1 electronic track on Soundcloud’s New & Hot/Overall charts. Following that single, his tracks have seen millions of streams worldwide, gaining support from industry tastemakers like The Chainsmokers, Sam Feldt, MAKJ and more.

The 18-year-old has a unique production style in which he’s able to merge a smooth R&B sound with modern nodes of future bass — demonstrated clearly on his new track, “Made of Gold,” featuring Deverano. The acoustic guitar and entrancing vocals mesh perfectly into a drop that includes sharp, harmonizing synths and a moving bass line.

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The Chainsmokers – Break Up Every Night (Two Friends Remix)

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The Chainsmokers‘ alt-pop anthem “Break Up Every Night” has received a reboot from Two Friends. The two producing pals transform the track, stripping the single of its alternative elements in favor of more electronically oriented elements, layering tropical sounds atop subtle guitar strokes, throwing in a sax melody here and there for good measure.

Two Friends’ alterations prove to be metamorphic, rendering the remixed version of “Break Up Every Night” an innovative conversion from one genre to another that unfolds at a leisurely pace. The reigning creative remix masterminds, Two Friends demonstrate their ability to flip a tune via their take on “Break Up Every Night.”

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Watch The Chainsmokers prank customers at a Tommy Hilfiger Store

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Fifth Avenue Tommy Hilfiger shoppers had an interesting customer service experience when none other than The Chainsmokers recently worked the floor at the shop.

The duo, who are the faces of Hilfiger’s TommyXTheChainsmokers fall campaign, pulled the stunt with Instagram stars @FuckJerry and @Krispyshorts, who fed the producers directions on what to say to customers via an earpiece. The Chainsmokers went largely unrecognized throughout the video, despite their faces adorning the advertisements around the shop, and, among other shenanigans, suggested patrons leave with items unpaid for and offering refunds in the form of tickets to their shows. As to whether that is an equal and fair exchange is up to the eye of the beholder.

 

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Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, more among MTV’s 2017 EMA nominees

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MTV’s European Music Awards is ringing its 23rd annual award ceremony on Nov. 12 and is set to be held at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London, UK. The award ceremony typically celebrates the career success of global pop-stars with European crossover appeal.

Among the electronic music category nominees are the mainstays of commercial EDM: Calvin HarrisDavid GuettaMajor LazerMartin Garrix and The Chainsmokers.

Leading the 2017 nominations is Taylor Swift in six total categories, including best artist and best video, followed by Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar with four nods each.

 

Best Song

Clean Bandit, “Rockabye” f. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
DJ Khaled, “Wild Thoughts” f. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – “Despacito” (Remix) f. Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”

Best Artist

Ariana Grande
Ed Sheeran
Kendrick Lamar
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Look

Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
Rita Ora
Taylor Swift
Zayn

Best New

Dua Lipa
Julia Michaels
Khalid
Kyle
Rag’n’Bone Man

Best Pop

Camila Cabello
Demi Lovato
Miley Cyrus
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Video

Foo Fighters, “Run”
Katy Perry, “Bon Appetit” ft. Migos
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble”
Kyle, “iSpy” f. Lil Yachty
Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do’”

Best Live

Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Ed Sheeran
Eminem
U2

Best Electronic

Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix
The Chainsmokers

Best Rock

Coldplay
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Killers
U2

Best Hip Hop

Drake
Eminem
Future
Kendrick Lamar
Post Malone

Best Alternative

Imagine Dragons
Lana Del Rey
Lorde
The xx
Thirty Seconds to Mars

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift

Best Push

Hailee Steinfeld
Jon Bellion
Julia Michaels
Kacy Hill
Khalid
Kyle
Noah Cyrus
Petite Meller
Rag’n’Bone Man
SZA
The Head and The Heart

Photo courtesy of Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images for MTV

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Though the Midnight Kids are a new act, they’ve been propelled into the spotlight with an incredible, nostalgia-inducing remix for The Chainsmokers that’s been featured in taxi cabs all across New York City.

The anonymous Midnight Kids project started just this year, and they’ve released official remixes for Lost Kings, A R I Z O N A, and Robotaki and Manila Killa. With the intention of bringing about a sense of nostalgia while surfacing a fresh sound, Midnight Kids have built a loyal fan base that anticipates each new release. Their innovative remixes draw inspiration from the 1980s, with a modern touch that resonates with today’s dance music fans.

Midnight Kids’ remix of “Young” is featured in The Chainsmokers’ Tommy Hilfiger campaign, which can be heard in taxi cabs across NYC, along with advertisements on Snapchat. They shared some thoughts with Dancing Astronaut on this milestone and what we can expect from them in the future.

How does it to have your song played for cab riders all across NYC?

Hearing that The Chainsmokers remix ended up in every NYC taxi is probably one of the craziest things that ever could have happened. The amount of attention that the Midnight Kids project has gotten over the past few months has completely surpassed expectations. It’s really exciting to see that people are latching onto it.

What do you want your music to inspire in listener?

The music is really nostalgic to the 80s, and we feel that there is a place for heavily 80s inspired electronic music in today’s industry and pop culture. The main goal of the Midnight Kids project is to create that sense of nostalgia in everyone that listens to the music, as well as bring a fresh sound to today’s electronic music scene. We want our music to be the music people play when they hang out with friends, go on night drives, and seek out adventure. It’s all about creating memories that last a lifetime.

What can fans expect from you next?

What’s next for Midnight Kids is a lot of new remixes, one of which will be coming out early next month. People can expect to hear original Midnight Kids tracks in 2018, a year that will be even bigger than this one. So much exciting stuff is in the works, and we can’t wait to watch it unfold with all of you.

 

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The Chainsmokers team up with K-Pop group BTS to produce new single, ‘Best of Me’

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The Chainsmokers have linked up with K-Pop group, BTS, for a melodic house number that exemplifies the Korean group’s vocal talent, while reminding Chainsmokers fans around the world that the American duo still has a sharp ear when it comes to studio productions.

“We became acquainted with The Chainsmokers when we met them at a waiting room during the Billboard Awards after they invited us,” ‘Rap Monster,’ a member of BTS revealed. “We kept in touch after the that and talked about working together.” And so “Best of Me” was born, with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart credited as the song’s producers. In classic Chainsmoker style, Best of Me couples an insanely catchy beat with a radio friendly yet EDM-esque drop.

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Disco Killerz (feat. Gary Nesta Pine) – One Life

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Matthew Danger and Uri Illuz are the musical prodigies behind the Disco Killerz alias. They’re no strangers to success, having their music continually played on SiriusXM’s hottest channels, featured in Spotify playlists, and garnering support from world-renowned DJs like Tiesto and The Chainsmokers.

Gary Nesta Pine, like Disco Killerz, is no stranger to success. Pine is best known for being the lead singer for Bob Marley‘s Wailers and for his success with European dance hits like “Love Generation” and “Sound of Freedom.” His rise to the European dance music scene occurred when Pine collaborated with French DJ and producer, Bob Sinclair back in 2006. He was featured on four tracks on Sinclair’s Western Dream album.

The perfect blend between reggae and dance music is this collaboration between Disco Killerz and Gary Nesta Pine. Deep plucks, bells, and Pine’s vocals combined with a warm, tropical vibe carves this song into the perfect tropical vacation tune. 

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See how much your favorite DJs have changed over the past 5 years

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While seeing someone like Hardwell or Afrojack at the Ultra main stage today may be a similar experience to what it was in 2012, it cannot be denied that dance music has seen considerable change over the past five years or so. One of the biggest signs has been the willingness of artists to expand their sounds and collaborative choices. For example, Afrojack, who was dropping the crunchiest beats in the game a few years ago, is now working with artists like Ty Dolla $ign and Luis Fonsi to breed mainstream, Top 40 tracks. There’s also the case of The Chainsmokers, who went from remixing popular indie/alternative songs in 2013 to now being arguably the hottest duo in the world right now, topping the charts across all genres in working with Coldplay, Halsey, and others.

Dance music has proven it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and that it is capable of rapid evolution and reinvention. To prove how much the music has changed over the years, a Facebook page called Revealed Family posted two videos entitled “EDM – THEN vs. NOW.” The videos give a track by track outline of how different music by the top DJs in the game was 5 years ago versus how it is now. There’s a clear difference in sound and production style that should be noticed instantly. The videos include old and new tracks by Nicky Romero, Zedd, R3hab, Avicii, Skrillex, Alesso, Vicetone, Deorro, The Chainsmokers and more.