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From 500 to 20,000: How The Chainsmokers Went From Small NOLA Venues to the Smoothie King Center

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

The Chainsmokers have three songs on Spotify with over 1 Billion plays. Yes, billion with a B. Along with these massive hits, they also have 7+ songs with 100 million plays. In the age of streaming, those numbers are absolutely staggering. 

Their success has been no secret, they’ve been everywhere over the past few years. From live performances on Monday Night Football to headlining the biggest festivals in the world. The Chainsmokers have been unstoppable, and the duo is bringing they’re larger than life act to New Orleans on October 29. 

It’s the second show the group has had at the Smoothie King Center in less than three years. With each occasion, well over 10,000 fans have shown up to see the electronic pop duo headline the iconic NOLA venue.

While the success has been vast, this writer remembers five years ago when The Chainsmokers pulled in only 500 people at Republic NOLA on April 24, 2014.

At the time, their claim to fame was their trendy single “Selfie.” The song was catchy, although somewhat corny. Fast forward 5 years and The Chainsmokers have collaborated with the likes of Georgia Florida Line, Illenium, NGHTMRE, Coldplay and dozens of other artists. Their singles “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Something Just Like This,” were some of the biggest singles of 2017-2018. 

5 years later The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer are set to headline one of New Orleans’ largest venues. What a difference 5 years can make. 

The Chainsmokers featured a collab with 5 Seconds Of Summer on their newest EP, “World War Joy.” Both groups have embarked on their worldwide tour together. Their New Orleans stop is nearing the end of the tour.

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

H/T: Rukes.Com 

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