Chainsmokers: Governor Cuomo launches investigation into ‘illegal and reckless’ Hampton concert


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched an investigation “Illegal and Reckless” Concert Hosted by electronic duo The Channelsmakers during the coronovirus epidemic.

“Closer” musicians headlined a “drive-in concert” in Hampton on Saturday (July 25), but this became apparent after fans were no longer in their cars during the performance.

In footage filmed by the band themselves on social media, hundreds of fans were shown standing close to each other.


On Monday (July 27), Cuomo shared the clip on his Twitter in condemnation, revealing that the state’s health department would launch an investigation into the incident.

“Video of a concert held in Southampton on Saturday such as anti social social violation. I am surprised, ”he tweeted.

“The health department will conduct an investigation. We have no tolerance for illegal and reckless danger to public health. “

Free Representatives of the chainsmokers have contacted for comment.

Hosted in the wealthy Hampton area of ​​New York, the concert was intended to raise money for a number of charities, with tickets priced between $ 1,250 (£ 970) to $ 25,000 (£ 19,400).

Attendance requires guests to fill an online COVID-19 Wear a questionnaire, a mask that was given to them upon arrival, and their temperature was checked by staff.

The show was opened by Goldman Sachs SEO David Solomon’s onstage alter-ego DJ D-Sol.

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