EDM superstars Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have nothing to do with smoking although they named their group The Chainsmokers. Fans have numerous theories on the potential origin of the duo’s name, but there’s one thing for sure, they have released a catalog enough for the act to be considered a dominating force on the international music scene.
Pall and Taggart’s diverse repertoire of songs has led them to become one of music’s hottest recording acts. Their signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive, and pop realms.
Starting today, tickets to The Chainsmokers World War Joy Asia Tour goes on sale to the general public starting at 10:00 in the morning. They are set to return to Manila for yet another concert party on Aug. 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena as announced by concert promoters MMI Live and Live Nation.
Earlier this month, the duo took the social media to share the news of the World War Joy Asia Tour, which will make stops in more than seven cities around the region including Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and Shanghai.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of the duo’s latest tracks “Kills You Slowly” and “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer from their new album “World War Joy”. Released in February this year via Disruptor Records/ Columbia Records, “Who Do You Love” immediately shot to No. 1 on iTunes and has already accumulated nearly 14 million combined global streams to date. Additionally, the track was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 37 countries, added to their largest playlist Today’s Top Hits and added to Today’s Hits on Apple Music.
The duo’s evolution as producers and as songwriters has seen them develop some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the course of the last few years. In 2016, the duo catapulted to worldwide stardom with three certified Multi-Platinum hits. “Roses” featuring Rozes, from their Gold-certified debut EP, “Bouquet”, was a 4X Platinum smash that shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/ Electronic Albums chart. “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya, included on the duo’s second Platinum selling EP titled “Collage”, went 4X Platinum and was a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit. The duo won the “Best Dance Recording” Grammy for the track at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
In April 2017, the duo released their Platinum-certified debut album titled “Memories…Do Not Open” and embarked on their highly successful 40-city “Memories…Do Not Open” arena tour. The album debuted at #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart and produced Multi-Platinum certified smash hits “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay, of which the latter earned the group a 2018 Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”.
Released in December 2018, the duo’s second album Sick Boy has generated over 1 billion worldwide streams to date and includes the Gold-certified single “This Feeling” featuringKelsea Ballerini and “Side Effects” featuring longtime collaborator Emily Warren.
The duo will maintain their extended Wynn Nightlife Residency in Las Vegas and will continue releasing music and touring across the globe throughout 2019.
For complete concert details and ticket information, visit www.mmilive.com, or follow MMI Live (on Facebook), and @mmilive (on Instagram, and Twitter). Tickets will be available today through www.universe.com/mmilive.
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Cinema one to get YouTube silver play button
The country’s leading cable channel, Cinema One, has now surpassed 100,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel.
The online channel is Cinema One’s digital platform that gives netizens access to full movies, rare movie documentaries, CinemaNews bits, and other entertainment news, special behind-the-scenes features, exclusive interviews, archival footage of Cinema One.
Last February, it premiered the Cinema One Originals’ flick That Thing Called Tadhana and the movie has gained almost two million views as of this writing. Other releases includeConfessional, Yanggaw, and the Himala Ngayon docu.
Meanwhile, Rome & Juliet, an LGBT-themed film starring Andrea del Rosario and Mylene Dizon, will be streaming on the online channel for the first time on Thursday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m..
The romance-drama gave Mylene the Best Actress award in C1 Originals. It also earned Best in Production Design for Gerry Santos.
Like and subscribe to www.youtube.com/cinemaoneph for free movies and other exclusive videos.
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