The Chainsmokers’ fans have an exclusive opportunity to see their favorite EDM duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, in an intimate club setting during a three-year residency in Las Vegas. The run of their shows began in January 2018 and continues with dates currently announced through 2019.
The three-time Grammy nominated and multi-platinum pop duo, The Chainsmokers are performing at both the XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club at the Wynn resort. Other show dates include Europe and Asia with select festival appearances in the United States.
For the most part, however, The Chainsmokers will be in Sin City when they are stateside.
Alex Pall is ‘Thrilled’ to Kick Things Off
Alex Pall told the XS venue’s website, “We are so thrilled to have this residency at the Wynn. They represent the very best of what Las Vegas has to offer and we anticipate an excellent partnership.”
Paul expressed more glowing praise to Wynn Magazine, referencing what The Wynn Nightlife means to them and the history of the dance music scene.
“Honestly when dance music was blowing up Wynn Nightlife had been onto it for a while. But back then though we didn’t know Vegas very well. We just loved dance music and wanted to be a part of it. Our whole career has been a kind of stepping stone process of working our way up. It was during these last three years that we realized how special it is to get to play in Vegas and how amazing a property like the Wynn Resort is. A good example would be the way they maintain the celebrity status. We would always be getting text messages from other artists being like ‘Yo, we’re in town!’ We’d be like ‘Dude, come through.’ And they’d be like ‘Alright, we’re just gonna go to XS.’ Wynn and XS and Encore Beach Club and all the people there, everyone is so great.”
The Chainsmokers’ Journey to Vegas
The Chainsmokers have a lot of love for Las Vegas. In 2016, the duo told Billboard Magazine that their decision to move to LA was, in part, because they wanted to get closer to Las Vegas.
The road to Vegas was both explosive and organic for the band. After winning the Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist at the 2016 AMAs and topping the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 charts with three quadruple platinum hits, including “Don’t Let me Down,” “Roses,” and their record-breaking “Closer” (ft. Halsey), The Chainsmokers scored three 2017 Grammy Award nominations for Best Dance Recording, Best New Artist, and Best Pop/Duo Performance.
Alex Pall touched on how much the music means to them when he spoke with Wynn Magazine. “It’s not about fame and fortune; it’s because we genuinely love doing this. That’s all that matters.”
2018 Marks Creative Changes for The Chainsmokers
Instead of churning out songs that resemble the formula of “Closer,” which held the number one spot for 12 consecutive weeks on the Hot 100 chart, critics and fans note a change in the duo’s newest recordings. Recent releases like “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” illustrate a move further into pop. This could grant Pall and Taggart the opportunity to cement deep crossover success as they pull in new fans outside of the usual EDM scene.
Drew Taggart discussed the band’s creative process with Wynn Magazine saying, “What has been really liberating is we haven’t really given our set any rules. I think that’s why our sound has changed so much. We let ourselves create whatever we’re feeling in that moment. We don’t worry about what we’ve done before or what people think about us. It’s just like ‘Hey, this is fun and exciting. Let’s do this!’ We’re just try to have fun with it. We keep the pressure off ourselves. In terms of creative freedom we feel pretty liberated.”
Expect the Unexpected During the Residency
In a review of the duo’s New Year’s Eve show at the XS Nightclub, John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal told of an unexpected special appearance by a guest—Usher. The unanticipated walk-on from a Grammy-winning artist wowed the crowd. The Chainsmokers and Usher performed his hit song “Confessions” together.
This isn’t Usher’s first connection to The Chainsmokers. In 2016, he performed a cover of The Chainsmokers’ hit song “Don’t Let Me Down.” Usher’s transformative remix of ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ was more laid back, featuring a prominent saxophone presence. It’s an unlikely meeting of the musical minds that works.
The Chainsmokers enjoy bringing the people who cover their songs for a spot on stage. While Usher doesn’t exactly need the boost like Tony Ann or Matt McGuire, the partnership is more evidence of the ability and the desire for The Chainsmokers’ to collaborate efforts with other musicians.
Part of the beauty of the shows on the Las Vegas Strip is never knowing what fans might turn up.
XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club
The star power and acclaim of the XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club rival that of The Chainsmokers. The club is iconic in the dance music scene and known as one of the best clubs in Las Vegas.
XS Nightclub at Encore was named the top nightclub in the United States by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 for an unprecedented 5 years and the hottest nightclub in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. The venue is home to David Guetta, Alesso, Diplo, and Skrillex in addition to The Chainsmokers.
Special treatment at XS includes bottle service on the dance floor and luxe cabanas surrounding the Encore pool. The club’s design was inspired by the provocative curves of the human body and includes an impressive rolling golden staircase.
Fans can experience cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line production elements during XS shows. Expect pyrotechnics, LEDs, lasers and an in-the-round DJ booth which can be seen from anywhere in the club.
See The Chainsmokers Live at The Wynn
For a chance to see The Chainsmokers’ exciting shows at XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club, visit the band’s website. Ticket information is also available online at the XS Nightclub and Encore Beach website.