After wrapping up their World War Joy Tour, The Chainsmokers have been dark on social media in order to focus on their next chapter in music. And boy have we missed them!
On July 25th, the EDM duo is stepping out of hibernation to bring a one-night-only drive-in concert to The Hamptons in New York. According to Billboard, the show is “Presented by Jaja Tequila — a small batch spirit brand in which the duo are stakeholders” and “will raise money for myriad charities and include a host of talent playing for the socially distanced audience.”
As their first performance since their pre-Super Bowl show in January, the event will take place at a 100-acre outdoor sculpture park. DJ D-Sol and singer-songwriter Matt White are set to open, with Southampton Mayor Jesse Warren acting as the MC. The town’s supervisor Jay Schneiderman is also set to serve as an opener.
Tickets come at a hefty price ranging from $1250 to $25,000 (this is the Hamptons, remember), but all profits are donated to local charities including No Kid Hungry, Children’s Medical Fund of NY, and Southampton Fresh Air Home.
The duo’s Drew Taggart told The Hamptons, “We have always supported the causes that felt closest to home, and we have always tried to use our platform and our audience to help those suffering around the world.”
COVID questionnaires will be required before ticket purchase is complete, and each guest will receive a free face mask and have their temperature checked upon arrival. Sanitization stations will be available throughout the grounds, with restrooms thoroughly cleaned every 10 minutes.
Getting their start at clubs in The Hamptons, the iconic duo could not be more thrilled to bring their musical home.
In a recent interview with Hamptons Magazine, Alex Pall shared, “I remember going out to RdV East, and they were booking these huge EDM acts like Avicii, Calvin Harris and deadmau5 in this barn that fit 500 people. You’d pay a small amount of money for a bed in these share houses with, like, 40 strangers. It was so fun. I’d literally leave my gallery job and sit in traffic for four hours.”
Interested in attending? Tickets can be purchased HERE.