Grammy award winning artist and songwriter Jack Antonoff announces his new project Bleachers with the release of the debut single “I Wanna Get Better.”
Founding member of the Grammy award winning band fun. and singer/songwriter of the beloved New Jersey band Steel Train, Antonoff wrote and co-produced the Bleachers debut single alongside producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun). “I Wanna Get Better” is at radio and is now available at all digital music providers. Bleachers debut album will be released later this spring on RCA Records and features producer John Hill as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and other collaborators.
Bleachers will make their network television debut as the musical guest on NBC’s highly anticipated new Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 26th. They will play their first live show in Austin, TX at SXSW followed by a string of live performances throughout the spring and summer.
Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train’s cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include co-writing fun.’s Grammy award winning song “We Are Young” and Grammy nominated album Some Nights, and he received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit “Brave”, and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara. Jack is set to release the debut album for new project Bleachers later this spring.
March 12 Palladia’s EPIC. AWESOME. SHOWCASE (Austin,TX during SXSW)
March 13 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards and Festival (during SXSW)
March 19 Troubadour (Los Angeles)
March 27 Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, New York)
June 6-8 Governor’s Ball (New York)
June 19-22 Firefly Music Festival (Dover, Delaware)
July 5-6 Wireless Festival (United Kingdom)
July 10-12 Bilbao BBK Live Festival (Bilbao, Spain)
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