Chainsmokers Promoter Hit with Hefty $20,000 Fine for Violating COVID-19 Protocols

It comes as a result of "holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing" at a Southhampton event
Chainsmokers Promoter Hit with Hefty $20,000 Fine for Violating COVID-19 Protocols
Vacant-eyed party bros the Chainsmokers just want to let people bliss out to their lite-pop EDM tunes, but the suits won't let it happen. Well, maybe more because of the global pandemic that has been in the news all year. Either way, the duo's controversial packed show in the Hamptons was investigated by the New York health department, and a big fine has now been handed out.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter that the promoter behind the show, In the Know Experiences, will be forced to pay a $20,000 USD fine for violating the Public Health Law by "holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing."

Further, the town of Southampton will no longer be able to approve permits for group gatherings without approval from the State of New York.

A press release added, "In addition, the event was not held in accordance with other safety measures outlined in the permit application and promotional materials, and created conditions that increased the risk of spreading COVID-19 in New York."

You can read more of the decision here.

The concert, which took place in July, saw the Chains perform their toe-tappin' tunes for a packed audience. The ridiculous event was presented by JAJA Tequila — which is owned by the sinister content creation hub FuckJerry — and the show's opener was Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who performed a DJ set.

Videos of the crowded performance went viral, with Cuomo even sharing them at the time: