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The Chainsmokers, New Politics to perform spring concert at W&M

  • The Chainsmokers:
    The Chainsmokers:  The DJ duo will perform a spring concert at William & Mary.  Courtesy photo
  • New Politics:
    New Politics:  The Danish rock band is known for such hits as "Harlem."  Courtesy photo
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Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kehlani will no longer perform at William & Mary’s spring concert. Instead, New Politics, a Danish rock band known for such songs as “Harlem,” will serve as the concert’s opening act. The following article has been edited to reflect that change. For questions about tickets, please contact the Tribe Ticket Office. – Ed.

The Chainsmokers, an electronic dance music (EDM) DJ duo, will perform at William & Mary Hall April 7 with special guest New Politics. The event is sponsored by the W&M Student Assembly and Alma Mater Productions, William & Mary’s student programming board.

The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to W&M students at the Tribe Ticket Office and online March 18 at 9 a.m. Tickets for faculty, staff and members of the general public will go on sale March 21 at 9 a.m.

W&M students with identification can purchase general admission tickets for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Limited floor tickets will be available for $10 more. Tickets for faculty and staff are $25 in advance with a special discount code that will be distributed in the W&M Digest beginning Monday, March 21, or $40 at the door. Members of the general public may purchase tickets for $30 in advance or $40 at the door.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are the DJs that make up The Chainsmokers. The two are known for such singles as 2015’s “Roses” as well as their live shows. The Chainsmokers released their first EP, “Bouquet,” in October 2015, and they are expected to release their debut album, which will include the single “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya, this year.

New Politics has released three major albums, including a 2010 self-titled debut and 2013’s “A Bad Girl in Harlem,” which included the hit “Harlem.” The group’s latest album, Vikings, was released in 2015. The band has been featured on such shows as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” and has toured with such artists as 30 Seconds to Mars, Neon Trees and P!nk.