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The Chainsmokers to perform concert at the edge of space in 2024

The Chainsmokers — comprised of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall — will become the first musicians to perform at the edge of space, signing up to be launched into the stratosphere in a pressurized capsule.

Ryan Hartman, CEO of space tourism company World View, shared the news first with The Associated Press, saying that the Chainsmokers are slated to be onboard one of World View’s inaugural flights in 2024. The capsule will be tied to a stratospheric balloon and can hold up to eight passengers. Hartman said that he selected The Chainsmokers because he saw “firsthand 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.”  World View told AP that at about 20 miles above Earth, The Chainsmokers will perform its set. The entire flight will last somewhere between six to twelve hours.

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

The Chainsmokers performing in near-space balloon flight

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