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Chainsmokers to perform at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES – Indie and pop music lovers can get ready for The Chainsmokers to perform 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Since 2014, the EDM-pop duo has been creating and performing remixes of their favorite indie bands and original songs, that include “#Selfie,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Roses” and “Closer.” Tickets for The Chainsmokers go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at www.iowastatefair.org or 800-514-3849. Cost for tickets will be $70, $75 and $80.

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series – Kum and Go Stage tickets are already on sale for: for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Zach Williams (Aug. 8), Slipknot (Aug. 10), Zac Brown Band, The Owl Tour (Aug. 11), Dan + Shay with special guest Carly Pearce (Aug. 13), Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Aug. 14), Foreigner with special guest Night Ranger (Aug. 15), Luke Bryan with special guest Jon Langston (Aug. 16), Pentatonix with special guest Rachel Platten (Aug. 17) and Hootie & the Blowfish, “Group Therapy Tour” with special guest Barenaked Ladies (Aug. 18).

Grammy Award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo, The Chainsmokers, have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become one of music’s hottest recording acts. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, their signature sound deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms. Their evolution as producers and as songwriters has seen them develop some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the course of the last few years, and their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world.

In 2016, the group catapulted to worldwide stardom with three certified multi-platinum hits. “Roses,” featuring Rozes, from their Gold certified debut EP, Bouquet, was a 4X Platinum smash that shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s top dance/electronic albums chart. “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya, included on the duo’s second Platinum selling EP titled Collage, went 4X Platinum and was a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit. The duo won the “best dance recording” Grammy for the track at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Their Diamond certified single “Closer,” featuring Halsey, was also included on the Collage EP and went on to become the longest running No. 1 single of 2016 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

In April 2017, the group released their debut album titled Memories ... Do Not Open via Disruptor Records/Columbia Records and embarked on their highly successful 40-city “Memories ... Do Not Open” arena tour. The Platinum certified album debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart and produced the global 2X Platinum certified smash “Paris,” which debuted at No. 7 and marked the duo’s highest first week entrance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to date. The 4X Platinum certified “Something Just Like This,” featuring Coldplay, peaked in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track earned the group a 2018 Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”

In December 2018, The Chainsmokers released their building album, titled Sick Boy, which includes the Gold certified single “This Feeling,” featuring Kelsea Ballerini and “Side Effects,” featuring longtime collaborator Emily Warren. Most recently, the duo has released new single “Who Do You Love” featuring multi-Platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer. Fans can catch The Chainsmokers live this fall headlining their “WORLD WAR JOY” North American arena tour. The duo will also maintain their extended Wynn Nightlife Residency in Las Vegas and will continue releasing music and touring across the globe throughout 2019.

Only iowastatefair.org and etix.com sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official, we can’t guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate and we won’t be able to assist you if there is a problem with tickets purchased from other companies or sites. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 8 for walk-up orders only (while supplies last). Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include fair admission.

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