The Chainsmokers, Five Seconds of Summer playing Milwaukee and Madison in November

Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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The Chainsmokers performs at Summerfest's American Family Insurance Amphitheater July 4.

Fresh off their new collaborative track "Who Do You Love," EDM pop chart-toppers the Chainsmokers and pop-rock band Five Seconds of Summer are hitting the road together for the "World War Joy" tour.

The 41-date North American leg this fall makes two stops in Wisconsin, at the Alliant Energy Center's Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison Nov. 9, and the Milwaukee Bucks' new Fiserv Forum Nov. 12.

Up-and-coming pop artist Lennon Stella, who first found fame playing Maddie Conrad on the TV drama "Nashville," is opening. 

The Chainsmokers, billed as the tour's headliner, last played Milwaukee as Summerfest's American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliner on July 4, 2017. A series of top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 led to the show, beginning with 2015's "Roses," and including the blockbuster "Closer" with Halsey and "Something Just Like This" with Coldplay. Their biggest hit since then was last fall's "This Feeling" featuring Kelsea Ballerini. 

5SOS, which rose to fame in 2012 touring with boy band One Direction, celebrated the highest-charting song of its career in the U.S. with top 10 hit "Youngblood," the title track off its 2018 album. 

Tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office (1111 N. Phillips Ave.), by calling (800) 745-3000 and at Presales start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prices have yet to be announced.

The show joins a busy first full year of shows at Fiserv Forum, which opened last September.

General manager Raj Saha said he hopes to book 30 concerts and comedy events for 2019. He's lined up 21 so far, which tops the Bradley Center's record year for live music, when the shuttered arena hosted 18 concerts in 2008.

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