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Why The Chainsmokers duo loves to play in Manila

/ 12:15 AM September 19, 2017

The Chainsmokers duo delivers a pulsating set.

The Chainsmokers, the popular electronic dance music act composed of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, turned the SM Mall of Asia Arena anew into a massive dance hall during the recent Manila stop of its ongoing “Memories … Do Not Open” world tour.

Fireworks flared and colorful beams of light danced along with the thousands of revelers, as the American duo delivered a pulsating set, which included the hits “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Roses,” “Paris,” “Closer” and “Something Just Like This”—a collaboration with the pop band Coldplay.

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During the show—mounted by MMI Live—Andrew said he and Alex always looked forward to playing in the Philippines, because it was the first Asian country “to ever give a sh*t about The Chainsmokers.”

Andrew Taggart —JASPER LUCENA FOR MMI LIVE

Alex, meanwhile, pointed out that it was in Manila last year where they did their first-ever arena show. “The Philippines last year was the [venue of the] biggest show we have ever done,” he told the pumped-up crowd. —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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