PICS: Chainsmokers at Valley View Casino Center

The fireworks were all queued up for the Chainsmokers' appearance at Valley View Casino Center on Monday, May 8.

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They might be one of America's most hated musical acts, but there's no denying that they're marketable.
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And with theatrics in tow, it's hard to resist the spectacle.
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The duo first broke out with their 2014 single, "#Selfie."
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Their 2016 single "Don't Let Me Down" won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
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In April of this year, the Chainsmokers released their debut studio album, "Memories ... Do Not Open."
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Andrew Taggart is originally from Maine, but he moved to New York City to form the group.
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Clearly, these fans are tired of waiting for the extravaganza to start.
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In 2016, Alex Pall said this about their band name: "At the time of conception it was, it was totally just like I was in college. You know I enjoyed smoking weed and you know it was just like such a yeah the domain's open. I don't have to have any like underscores."
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In the same interview, Taggart added, "Uh, it's just a name."
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Pall attended New York University for art history and music business.
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Taggart, meanwhile, was at Syracuse University.
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Kiiara opened up the show for the EDM phenoms.
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She lists Eminem, Rihanna, Yelawolf and Linkin Park as some of her influences.
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That explains her experimental pop sound.
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