Bleachers / Crystal Ballroom / Portland / May 25 / Tickets
Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff is currently in the studio working on highly anticipated follow up album to Bleachers’ critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire, which came out in 2014. Antonoff’s musiccareer started to take shape in 2002 as the lead singer of the New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train; he later gained notoriety as the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY® Award-winning band fun. The first single off Bleachers’ Strange Desire, “I Wanna Get Better,” quickly rose to No. 1 on the alt radio chart while the second single “Rollercoaster” hit #3 on the chart. USA Today called the album, “full of hooks and full of heart” and Stereogum declared it “triumphant.”
Bleachers dominated the television airwaves in support of the album with performances and appearances on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” TBS’s “Conan,” CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and numerous MTV and VH1 performances and appearances including hosting the 2016 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW. Bleachers’ eccentric and critically praised rollout campaign has featured announcements via Craigslist, a Bleachers Hotline, artwork revealed by anonymous countrywide cake deliveries, a surprise public access television telethon called “Thank You Very Much,” a series with Bill Nye The Science Guy, and most recently the Streamy Award-nominated original docu-series “Thank You and Sorry,” which features Jack as he navigates the bizarre world of touring and life on the road with Bleachers. Additionally in late 2015 Bleachers released Terrible Thrills Vol. 2, an all-female reimagining of Strange Desire.