The Chainsmokers at the John Paul Jones Arena

Marlie Soderquist, staff writer

On the March 18, 2017, the Chainsmokers, DJ and producer duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, performed at the John Paul Jones arena alongside Kiiara, Emily Warren, and Illesium.

The duo became a sensation after their 2014 song “#Selfie” which was popular in multiple countries. They are more known for the songs “Roses,” “Closer” featuring singer Halsey, and their new hit “Paris.” The duo’s music is a mix of pop, indie, and dance music.

Photography by Marlie Soderquist

Photography by Marlie Soderquist

The Memories… Do Not Open Tour is the duo’s first tour although they have had three albums. They are appearing all over the United States as well as Canada.

The tour features pyrotechnics as well as confetti and smoke. Cartoons also played behind the duo which there were dancing hotdogs, and montages of a cartoon couple represented some of their more emotional songs. They even had two different Snapchat filters featuring the Chainsmokers’ logo.

Emily Warren is well known for being a songwriter but has also been a featured artist in the Chainsmokers’ songs “Paris” and “Until You Were Gone.” She came on stage for three of the Chainsmokers’ songs.

Photography by Marlie Soderquist

Photography by Marlie Soderquist

The opening act Kiiara, has her own following as well. Kiiara is known for her pop style and her song “Gold.” The singer had been ill the entire day and still performed, stopping short after five songs. Illesium, a DJ, performed before Kiiara  and is popular on SoundCloud.

The performance was for those who favor both pop and dubstep. The entire arena was filled with fans decked in glow sticks, while waving phone cameras, singing along, and dancing

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