Fifth Harmony to Play bergenPAC, 6/9
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Fifth Harmony with special guest Before You Exit and Jackson Harris Monday, June 9th 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
"I can feel a wave beginning behind this group," said The X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell before Fifth Harmony performed their version of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the show last year. The music mogul knows talent and chemistry when he sees it. (This is, after all, the man who assembled One Direction.) Cowell decided that individual contestants Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, and Camila Cabello were too special to let go, so at the end of the show's Boot Camp week, the five young women became Fifth Harmony. With their show-stopping vocals, undeniable charisma, and genuine sisterly bond, the "fearsome fivesome" (as they became known) endeared themselves to viewers across the country. Fifth Harmony delivered electrifying versions of Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain," Ellie Goulding's "Anything Can Happen," and Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart A Break," and revealed their personal journeys to audiences week after week.
Since The X Factor wrapped last December, the group's fanbase has grown rapidly. The covers they post on their official YouTube channel (Rihanna's "Stay," Ed Sheeran's "Lego House") routinely rack up millions of views. Not only does Fifth Harmony trend worldwide nearly every week on Twitter, where the girls engage non-stop with their followers, but the group also draws thousands of female fans of all ages, who call themselves "Harmonizers." "We don't really think of them as fans," Normani says. "They're more like friends who support us." The strong bond Fifth Harmony has forged with their audience will serve the group well as they begin to show the world what they can do post X Factor, starting with their debut single "Miss Movin' On," an epic, empowering pop anthem about letting go and being independent.
Their debut EP Better Together, which was released October 22, 2013, skyrocketed to #2 on iTunes and now officially lands the group their first TOP TEN album, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Featuring five brand new songs and their smash hit "Miss Movin' On"; it's a diverse, dynamic, and delightful introduction to America's only teen pop female vocal group. The girls just announced that their first single off their EP is "Don't Want To Dance Alone", an upbeat, party tune that will make everyone want to get onto the dance floor.
When you combine the creative intuition of musical brothers with the wisdom and input of chart-topping songwriters, you get an album of finely crafted pop bursting with spirited authenticity. Though the three brothers in Before You Exit are just in their teens, they had the talent, sophistication, and confidence to find their distinct pop-rock aesthetic through writing with such songwriting heavyweights
With a private school upbringing on Manhattan's conservative Upper East Side, Jackson Harris is the exception to the Gossip Girl rule. Ignoring pressures to follow the pack-go to college, get a degree, get a job and settle down, instead, Jackson has chosen to take the road less traveled. To make a 'Long Story Short', Jackson's honest and melodic approach to life represents a pop star unwilling to give in to a sugarcoating of his world and words.