It’s already shaping up to be a historic year for DJ duo, The Chainsmokers. The group announced on Twitter on Monday (Jan. 30) that they’re dropping their first full-length album this year and heading out on a major, 40-stop arena tour to perform it.
After Coldplay’s Chris Martin tweeted out his excitement for the upcoming Chainsmokers album, the guys themselves made the announcement official, saying “the cat’s out of the bag.”
With two EP’s under their belts (2015’s Bouquet and 2016’s Collage), there’s no word yet on a release date for the debut album. But since their headlining ‘Memories: Do Not Open’ Tour kicks off in April, there’s a good chance we’ll see a springtime release. The Chainsmokers will be supported on tour by special guests Kiiara and Emily Warren
2016 was a breakthrough year for Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. The New York City-hailing pair’s song “Closer” featuring pop sensation Halsey was released in July of 2016 and spent 12 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Around the world, “Closer” also topped the charts in countries like Australia, the United Kingdom Canada and New Zealand. The single turned the guys into a synth pop sensation and earned them a 2017 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
If you want to hear “Closer” live, general tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 3 via Ticketmaster. Every ticket purchased online for the upcoming tour includes a guaranteed copy of The Chainsmokers’ forthcoming album.