Micha Barnes 2 p.m., Oct. 16
The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer
Another just-announced touring team-up brings Grammy Award-winning duo the Chainsmokers and multiplatinum pop stars 5 Seconds of Summer to Viejas Arena on November 24. The 41-date World War Joy Tour seems a natural extension of the recent Chainsmokers single “Who Do You Love,” on which the members of 5 Seconds of Summer make guest appearances. At this writing, the track tops the iTunes chart and has already earned around 14 million streams, and the Chainsmokers are still racking up huge numbers with last year’s Sick Boy album, especially the hit single “This Feeling” featuring Kelsea Ballerini. 5 Seconds of Summer have staked their claim as the first and only band in chart history (among non-vocal-groups, anyway) to see their first three studio albums enter the chart at number one. The title track from the third, “Youngblood,” topped the Spotify playlist Today’s Top Hits, where it remained for 20 consecutive weeks.
The bill includes 19 year-old Canadian pop star Lennon Stella, known as Maddie Conrad on the Nashville TV show, whose debut solo EP Love, Me recently debuted in the top five of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart. Like Jade Bird at SDSU, her rapidly ascending star may soon eclipse those of her two host headliners.
- When: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.