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The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer bring their “World War Joy” tour to the Smoothie King Center on 10/29. Scoop your tickets here.

They’re the 16th most streamed artist in the world. A short five years ago they were playing Republic NOLA. Now the Chainsmokers have returned to New Orleans once again, this time to headline the Smoothie King Center.

If there’s one thing Alex Pall and Drew Taggart know how to do, it’s how to release catchy, chart-topping songs. After their 2014 track “#Selfie” went viral, they were on everyone’s radar. When they collaborated with singer Daya on “Don’t Let Me Down” the duo took home their first Grammy Award for best dance recording. The music video for the track has been streamed over 1.4 billion times.

“Don’t Let Me Down” and several other hits mark the duo’s descent into pop-infused electronic music. Over the course of just a few years, they’ve collaborated with the likes of Coldplay, Illenium, Florida Georgia Line to name a few. 


It’s clear why their tracks resonate with so many listeners. They create infectious melodies that make you want to sing out loud. Each “drop” is a seamless drive in a summertime convertible. Easy, carefree and simply out to have a good time. 

In 2016, their collaboration with Halsey – “Closer” – became their first number-one single. After that, the group was unstoppable. Now they’re out promoting their latest EP World War Joy…Takeaway with Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.

Also known as 5sos, the group consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Luke Hemmings, lead guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin. The band has been around since 2011 but has seen serious growth in the United States over the past several years. Their 2018 album Youngblood and the lead single also titled “Youngblood,” were major catalysts for the band’s massive growth.

After the Chainsmokers featured a collab with the band on their newest EP, both groups embarked on a worldwide tour together. Their New Orleans stop is nearing the end of the tour. 

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The “World War Joy” tour heads to the Smoothie King Center on 10/29. Scoop your tickets here.

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