Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers (Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart) announced their massive World War Joy North American Tour. Multi-platinum Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer join the tour on all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on September 25 in Cincinnati, OH and makes stops in major cities across the U.S. including their first-ever performance at Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, October 26. Tickets on sale now!
The tour announcement comes on the heels of The Chainsmokers’ latest single, “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer. Released last week via Disruptor Records / Columbia Records, the track immediately shot to number one on iTunes and has already accumulated nearly 14 million combined global streams to date. Additionally, the track was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 37 countries and to their largest playlist, Today’s Top Hits as well as to Today’s Hits on Apple Music.
The Chainsmokers have developed some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the last two years including multi-platinum certified hits, “Roses” featuring Rozes, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya and “Closer” featuring Halsey, which went on to become the longest-running number one single of 2016 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group’s debut album, “Memories…Do Not Open,” was certified platinum. The album debuted at number one in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart and produced multi-platinum certified smash hits, “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay. Released late last year, the duo’s second studio album, “Sick Boy” generated over one billion worldwide streams to date and includes hit single, “This Feeling” featuring Kelsea Ballerini.
Hailed as the “biggest new rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is now the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to have its first three full-length studio albums enter the chart at number one. The band’s third album, “Youngblood” and its title track were a smash hit, with cumulative worldwide streams approaching two billion. “Youngblood” reached number one on Apple Music’s biggest pop playlist, Today’s Hits and Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist, remaining on the latter for 20 consecutive weeks. “Youngblood” also held the number one spot on Top 40 pop radio for five weeks. Combined sales of 5SOS’s self-titled debut album and 2015’s, “Sounds Good Feels Good,” now exceed six million units worldwide. “Sounds Good Feels Good” charted at number one in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., and Australia and “She’s Kinda Hot” topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS – comprised of Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – have won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five Music Television (MTV) European Music Awards, two Australia Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.
In 2012, the 19-year-old Canada native Lennon Stella first gained national attention when she and sister Maisy’s cover of Robyn’s, “Call your Girlfriend” went viral (their YouTube channel has over 100 million views and nearly 800,000 subscribers.) That same year, Lennon landed her starring role in the hit television show, “Nashville” as Maddie Conrad. In 2018, Lennon signed her first label deal with RECORDS LLC. / Columbia Records. Last November, she released her debut solo extended play (EP), “Love, me,” which debuted in the top five of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart. Lennon has been featured in various year-end lists and was named one of Refinery29’s Young Celebrities to Watch in 2019.