After spending a few years with the pop breakthrough band fun., Jack Antonoff was primed for success. The singer and multi-instrumentalist leads Bleachers, a dynamo alt pop act, whose riffs and hooks are just as colorful and fun as Antonoff's impressive collection of hats. With a hit album on the books in 2014's Strange Desire, as well as a slew of popular singles, fans should be sure to pick up Bleachers tickets for an electric live show every time they come to town.
Bleachers has toured major festivals and venues throughout the world. The band has played stages at Outside Lands, Somerset, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Wireless Festival and more. Led by lead singer and guitarist Jack Antonoff, the band will head out on tour again soon.
Jack Antonoff has some fond memories of his high school years in Bergen County, New Jersey. The musician formed a punk band called Outline with friends in the area, and booked shows in Florida and Texas while the group members were still teenagers. In addition, during that time Antonoff admits to briefly dating Scarlett Johansson.
New York City's Jack Antonoff is a busy man. While on tour with a majorly successful band, the guitarist began working on a secret side project of his own, which eventually evolved into Bleachers, a pop rock incarnate with electronic twists and anthemic hooks. Although his work became hugely popular with fun., the group for which he played lead guitar, Antonoff eventually felt he needed to explore another musical outlet. Described in the musical project's nascent stages as Antonoff's "psychotic alter-ego," Bleachers has since carved out an impressive audience of its own.
Though Jack Antonoff's project was announced to the world in mid-2013, it wasn't until February 2014 that Bleachers was unveiled as a fully formed musical force. Antonoff released the single "I Wanna Get Better" in February, which caught the ear of SPIN, Billboard, and most notably, Rolling Stone, which called it one of the "50 Best Songs of 2014." A couple months after the first single was released, the band made the announcement for their debut album in a novel way: by posting a curious New York City Craigslist ad that quoted new lyrics and listed a release date for a premiere EP called Strange Desire.
Bleachers' first album, Strange Desire, was released to critical acclaim due in part to its lead single, "I Wanna Get Better," which hit the #1 position on the Alternative charts. When it debuted, the full album premiered at an impressive #11 on the Billboard hot 200. On the album, Antonoff is credited not only with being the writer and composer, but also a multi-instrumentalist. He played keyboards, guitar, piano, drums, bass, and also contributed lead vocals to the album.
Antonoff has loved touring with a band ever since he was in high school. As an experienced live musician, he is well-versed in putting on an exciting, dynamic live show, on par with his days in fun.. Bleachers ticket holders will be immersed in a high-energy, dance-ready audience at each show."
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