We’ve all been roped into seeing a colleague’s band attempt Oasis covers on a quiet Thursday evening, perhaps even had front row seats to the de facto office clown bombing horrendously at a local open mic. Employees of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, will soon get a chance to catch their CEO David Solomon – AKA the artist formerly known as DJ D-Sol – rock an electronic set at Lollapalooza 2022.
For context, Solomon’s music career has been snowballing for some time now. According to CNN, the size lord typically spins sick tracks at four to six events annually with all profits going towards charity. In the past, he’s even headlined a good number of high-profile shindigs, like this year’s Sports Illustrated Super Bowl LVI party and an Amazon event circa 2019, on top of hitting the New York and Miami club circuits on a part-time basis. Not bad for a bloke who’s also been steadily leading his company to all-time performance + profits.
“[I] kind of stumbled into it as a hobby, and now I just do it for fun,” David Solomon revealed on a Goldman Sachs podcast back in 2017.
But it hasn’t all been fun and games. Back in July of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, the 60-year-old financial executive stirred some controversy when he opened for The Chainsmokers at a crowded Hamptons charity event. Despite COVID-19 being the second most noxious feature about the gig – trailing behind The Chainsmokers’ music by a country mile – the red-hot gatho immediately prompted an investigation by the New York State Department of Health for what then-governor Andrew Cuomo labelled “egregious social distancing violations.”
“The vast majority of the audience appeared to follow the rules,” a Goldman Sachs spokesperson countered via statement.
“But [David Solomon is] troubled that some violated them and put themselves and others at risk.”
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon joins a lineup currently comprised of Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, J Cole, Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly, Metallica, Green Day, Glass Animals, and more – all of whom are currently scheduled to appear in Chicago’s Grant Park come July 28th for the four-day affair that is Lollapalooza 2022.
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