The Chainsmokers have received backlash after playing a drive-in concert in New York.
Videos of the concert, named Safe & Sound (sponsored by hand sanitiser company eOn mist, believe it or not), show a large crowd and a lack of social distancing in place as the music industry continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
New York City governor Andrew Cuomo express his anger at the "illegal & reckless" concert on July 25 at Nova's Ark Project sculpture park in Water Mill, New York.
Videos from a concert held in Southampton on Saturday show egregious social distancing violations. I am appalled.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 28, 2020
The Department of Health will conduct an investigation.
We have no tolerance for the illegal & reckless endangerment of public health.pic.twitter.com/gf9kggdo8w
Ahead of the gig, eOn mist co-founder Austin Hurst said: "We're excited to help assure a safe and germ-free experience for participants at 'Safe & Sound' by providing eOn Sanitizing Mist™ to all participants."
Tickets reportedly cost between $1,250-$25,000, with profits donated to local charities such as No Kid Hungry, Children’s Medical Fund of NY and Southampton Fresh Air Home.
The Chainsmokers were joined on the bill by D-Sol, the DJ alias of Goldman Sachs co-president David M. Solomon.
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