Postmodern Jukebox Will Kick Off 45-City National Tour in Providence
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour set to kick off at The VETS in Providence, RI. Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 2016 Tour is promoted by AEG Live.
The tour follows PMJ's current 75-date almost completely sold-out international run, which wraps this June. In 2015, the group's sold-out tours of Australia and the United States prompted the Buffalo News to proclaim, "Postmodern Jukebox is literally a postmodern success, extending its reach from the virtual to the real world, touring and performing around the globe for an ever-growing fan base."
The tour will launch at The VETS in Providence on September 29th. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 22. Tickets are available online at www.TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421.2787 or in person at The VETS/PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset St, Providence. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days.
Created by Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 450 million YouTube views and 1.9 million subscribers, performed on "Good Morning America," topped iTunes and Billboard charts and played hundreds of shows to packed-house crowds around the world. As NPR put it, they've done this by "taking current Top 40 hits and re-imagining them as coming from older eras of popular music." In one such remake, Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox turned Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" into a doo-wop ditty that's garnered over 15.4 million views. Last year, they envisioned Radiohead's alt-rock hit "Creep" as a torch-like ballad that's racked up over 16.9 million views and was named one of the "9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015" by People magazine. Multi-Grammy winning artist Lorde praised Postmodern Jukebox's vintage take on her hit single, "Royals," which has been viewed over 15.3 million times, as her "favorite." They recently performed a '30s jazz remake of Elle King's "Ex's & Oh's" for MTV UK - click HERE to watch.
The group's accomplishments has earned them praise from a plethora of media outlets, including Mashable, who wrote, "Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox are all about reimagining music and framing it in beautiful new ways." Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Scott Bradlee's group is known for retro-fying modern hit songs into viral success." Yahoo! Music added, "if you've been on YouTube in the last couple of years, then you're familiar with the everything-new-is-old-again brilliance of the viral phenomenon known as Postmodern Jukebox."
Bradlee, the mastermind behind the group, has turned Postmodern Jukebox into a juggernaut by building an incredible grassroots movement around the act. He continues to pick the songs, create the arrangements and shows, and puts together the performers - which includes some notable names alongside phenomenal "undiscovered" talent. The group releases a new video every week, each one shot in the casual environment of Bradlee's living room where he can often be seen playing piano in the background.
Since beginning their touring career in 2014, Postmodern Jukebox has consistently played in bigger venues each time they've returned to a market. Last year, they played two sold-out shows at the 2,100-capacity PlayStation Theater in New York City. This year, they return to the Big Apple on October 7th to play Radio City Music Hall, a historic venue with a seat capacity over 6,000.
"I posted the first video in 2009," recalls Bradlee. "I was broke and living in Queens, NY. Seven years later, we have over 1.9 million subscribers, we've sold out shows across four continents and we've become a showcase for an incredible group of performers. Every single one of our cast has unique superpowers. I take pride in putting together the right powers and personalities to create a unique and amazing experience for our fans. We want them to escape reality and join us for the most sensational 1920s party this side of The Great Gatsby. We want them to experience what it was like to be at the New Years' Eve show that Sinatra would have hosted in the 1940s. We want them to feel the excitement of hearing the greats of Motown live and up close. Our goal is to give our audiences their favorite show again and again and still have it feel like the very first time."
Don't miss your chance to catch Postmodern Jukebox live. Dates are as follows:
Sept 29- Providence, RI- The VETS
Sept 30 - Albany, NY- Palace Theatre
Oct 1- Hartford, CT- The Bushnell
Oct 3- Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Oct 4- Baltimore, MD- The Lyric
Oct 5- Red Bank, NJ- Count Basie Theatre
Oct 6- Boston, MA- Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Oct 7- New York, NY- Radio City Music Hall
Oct 8- Montreal, QC- Place des Arts
Oct 11- Toronto, ON- Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Oct 13- Washington, DC- DAR Constitution Hall
Oct 14- Raleigh, NC- Duke Energy Center
Oct 15- Atlanta, GA- Fox Theatre
Oct 16- Jacksonville, FL- Florida Theatre
Oct 18- Orlando, FL- Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
Oct 21- Clearwater, FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct 22- Birmingham, AL- Alabama Theatre
Oct 23- New Orleans, LA- Orpheum Theater
Oct 25- Nashville, TN- Andrew Jackson Hall
Oct 26- Louisville, KY- The Louisville Palace Theatre
Oct 27- Detroit, MI- Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct 28- Indianapolis, IN- Clowes Memorial Hall
Oct 29- Rosemont, IL- Rosemont Theatre
Oct 30- Milwaukee, WI- Riverside Theater
Nov 1- Minneapolis, MN- Northrop
Nov 2- Kansas City, MO- Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 3- St. Louis, MO- Peabody Opera House
Nov 5-Grand Prairie, TX- Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov 6- Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Nov 7- Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Nov 8- San Antonio, TX- Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
Nov 9- Houston, TX- Sarofim Hall
Nov 12- Broomfield, CO- 1STBANK Center
Nov 14- Salt Lake City, UT- Capitol Theatre
Nov 15- Boise, ID- Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
Nov 16- Spokane, WA- Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Nov 17- Portland, OR- Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
Nov 18- Seattle, WA- Paramount Theatre
Nov 22- Santa Rosa, CA- Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ** (a 12pm public onsale)
Nov 23- San Jose, CA- Event Center at San Jose State University
Nov 25- Los Angeles, CA- Microsoft Theater
Nov 26- Las Vegas, NV- The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nov 27- Mesa, AZ- Mesa Arts Center