The Chainsmokers will become the first musicians to perform at the edge of space in 2024
One small step for man, one giant leap for electro music.
Popular DJ duo The Chainsmokers are set to perform their next gig, get this, in space. No, we’re not joking.
Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have signed up to be launched into the stratosphere in a pressurized capsule tethered to a stratospheric balloon for an out of this world performance roughly 20 miles above the Earth. We hope Aliens like electronic DJ beats.
The feat is set to take place in 2024 and will make the boys the first artists to perform at the edge of space.
“We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience,” The Chainsmokers said. “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 capsule can hold up to eight passengers, and is the brainchild of US-based company World View, who are part of a new wave of private space exploration firms offering seats to the public, a list that includes Blue Origin, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.
All that’s super cool, but you may be wondering – why The Chainsmokers?
CEO of World View Ryan Hartman said that he selected The Chainsmokers because he saw “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.”
So there you have it – the world will get its first space concert in a mere two years. Maybe flying cars are next?
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