The Chainsmokers Will Make History As The First Band to Play in Space

The Chainsmokers will be the first band to play on the edge of space. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have reportedly agreed to perform over 20 miles above Earth in a pressurised capsule that will be attached to a stratospheric balloon.

Ryan Hartman, chief executive officer of space tourism company ‘World View’, told the Associated Press (via Billboard) that it would make the band the first to perform on the edge of space.

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He also said that the majority of those involved in space missions so far have been scientists and engineers, but he thinks that sending up artists will “inspire them to do something different than they would have otherwise done.”

“We think about inspiring new perspectives and how those new perspectives can lead to a radically improved future for our Earth,” Hartman said. “To be able to reach the audience of The Chainsmokers through Alex and Drew’s work contributes to our mission as well. It’s something that I’m personally inspired by and excited about.”

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Speaking about why they chose The Chainsmokers, he said: “I have just seen first-hand and personally how their music reaches a lot of different groups, a lot of different age groups and just how passionate they are about their music and their art. It matches our passion for what we do.”

The Chainsmokers added: “We have always dreamed of going to space and are stoked to collaborate with World View to have this adventure and experience.”

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“We know the views of both Earth and space are going to be incredible and inspiring and we hope to leverage this flight for creativity on future projects.”

According to World View, the band will appear on one of the airline’s initial flights scheduled for 2024. They promised to record their show from the space capsule and broadcast it to their followers all over the world.