The Campus Activities Board has officially announced Marshmello as its third annual Plexapalooza performer. The rising EDM star will be performing inside the Flynn Recreation Complex on February 4, and a student DJ will once again be the opening act.
Plexapalooza is Boston College's annual EDM concert, hosted by the Live Entertainment Department of the Campus Activities Board, which puts on multiple concerts each year. This past September the group hosted its first StokesSet where the Indie Pop band Misterwives played, and will be hosting the annual Modstock concert in May.
Last year’s Plexapalooza featured The Chainsmokers, who were relatively popular at the time, but have since gained even more fame through their hit songs “Don’t Let Me Down," which was their first top five single, and “Closer," which reached number one in the United States and United Kingdom. The duo's concert in the Plex sold out 1,800 tickets in less than two minutes. The year before, the event's main performer was DJ and record producer Dillon Francis.
Marshmello is an electronic dance music producer and DJ who became famous for his remixes of songs from other famous electronic artists like Zedd and Skrillex, as well as original mixes in the trap and future bass genres. His first song, “WaVeZ,” was put up on his SoundCloud page in March of 2015, and he has been a rising star ever since. Marshmello was nominated for an International Dance Music Award for Best Break-Through Solo Artist, and he also has multiple music videos. The video for his song “Alone” has over 200 million hits on YouTube.
An enigmatic figure, his true identity is not known to the public. His concerts, public appearances, and videos all feature him sporting his iconic marshmallow-shaped helmet and white clothing. There is speculation that he may be American DJ Chris Comstock, who is also known as Dotcom, because of their shared birthdays and similar tattoos.
Like previous concerts, the show will feature an array of special effects and sophisticated production, as well as event merchandise. Tickets go on sale January 29 at 11:00 a.m. through the Robsham website and will cost $30 plus processing fees. Those who haven’t registered an account through Robsham should do so beforehand, as tickets are sure to go fast. There will be one ticket available per student ID.