JET are one of the most successful rock bands of recent times. With global sales of more than 6.5 million albums, ‘Get Born’ was certified platinum and gold in numerous territories and spawned the singles that made JET famous the world over – ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, ‘Look What You’ve Done’, ‘Rollover DJ’ and ‘Get Me Outta Here’.
JET‘s first taste of success with ‘Get Born’ came in the UK where they appeared on the cover of the then all-powerful NME several times, sold out multiple tours, and played Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading and V Festivals. In addition to a fast-paced touring schedule, ‘Get Born’ achieved platinum status on the back of the success of ‘Are You Gonna Be Girl’ and ‘Look What You’ve Done’ both of which became radio staples of the time. A rambunctious social presence and generally thirsty predisposition may also have helped tipped the scales in their favour in the hearts and minds of the music loving populace at the time.
A request from the legendary Bruce Springsteen to accompany himself and the E-Street Band on their sold out Australian tour of 2017. Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped their toe back in the live waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that love for the band never waned, and was in fact, stronger than ever.
JET said, “We’re really excited to play ‘Get Born’ in full for the first time ever. The idea of playing this album and celebrating 15 years since began our journey is something that’s very special to us, and we can’t wait to get out there and see old friends again, and meet plenty of new ones as well.”
Melbourne based JET – drummer Chris Cester, frontman Nic Cester, guitarist Cameron Muncey and bassist Mark Wilson – formed in 2001 and self-released their first EP, the vinyl only ‘Dirty Sweet’ in 2002. ‘Get Born’ was released after their label deal with Elektra and was followed by the albums ‘Shine On’ in 2006 and ‘Shaka Rock’ in 2009. After riding a wide of international success, JET disbanded in 2012 before re-forming in early 2017.
To coincide with the tour, JET are pleased to announce the release of ‘Get Born: Live At The Forum’album– available here http://smarturl.it/JetLive
JET – GET RE-BORN – 15TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR DATES
MONDAY 16TH JULY – 02 RITZ, MANCHESTER
TUESDAY 17th JULY – O2 FORUM, KENTISH TOWN, LONDON
THURSDAY 19th JULY – THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN
FRIDAY 20TH JULY – LIMELIGHT, BELFAST
Tickets and full information are available here: