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The Chainsmokers To Make History Performing At The Edge Of Space

Emma Guinness

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The Chainsmokers To Make History Performing At The Edge Of Space

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

The Chainsmokers are going to make history by becoming the first band to perform at the edge of space in 2024.

Drew Taggart and Alex Pall will play in a pressurised capsule attached to a stratospheric balloon in a literally out-of-this-world concert.

Private space exploration company World View is going to make the first of its kind concert happen, with the dance-pop band set to join a group of mostly scientists and engineers on one of its inaugural 2024 flights.

The Chainsmokers said in a statement to the AP: "We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience.

"We know the views of both Earth and space are going to be incredible and inspiring and we hope to leverage this flight for creativity on future projects."

The Chainsmokers performing in 2014. Credit: Alamy
The Chainsmokers performing in 2014. Credit: Alamy

Hartman added that it's all part of the company's aim to inspire 'new perspectives' with its work.

"We think about inspiring new perspectives and how those new perspectives can lead to a radically improved future for our Earth," he said. "To be able to reach the audience of The Chainsmokers through Alex and Drew's work contributes to our mission as well. It's something that I'm personally inspired by and excited about.

"I have just seen firsthand and personally how their music reaches a lot of different groups, a lot of different age groups and just how passionate they are about their music and their art. It matches our passion for what we do."

The Chainsmokers at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Credit: Alamy
The Chainsmokers at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Credit: Alamy

The Chainsmokers first rose to prominence in 2014 with their single '#Selfie'.

They've had five songs reach the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits in total, including 'Closer', 'Paris', 'Don't Let Me Down' and the Coldplay collaboration 'Something Just Like This'.

The duo released their fourth album earlier this year.

Taggart told PEOPLE: "It's really, really exciting."

"'High' is the first single off our fourth album, which is the most fun we've ever had making music. I know, traditionally, we've put out songs single by single, but we're doing an actual proper album rollout this time, which is really fun and exciting and [something] we've never done before.

"There's so many things surrounding it that we just can't wait to get into."

Topics: Space

Emma Guinness
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