Pop band AJR could not be capable to hit the highway, however the band plans to supply a novel alternative for followers throughout a reside digital occasion.
Adam Met instructed Showbiz Cheat Sheet that he and his brothers/bandmates, Jack Met and Ryan Met, will play their largest hits, however with a novel and acoustic spin on fan-favorite studio recordings.
“We plan to bring in some different sounds but also interact with the fans,” Met shared. Adding, “We had two big shows planned that we had to cancel because of the pandemic, so we are excited to be able to do this show.”
AJR partnered with U.S. Cellular for a 30-minute reside Instagram efficiency on Dec. 18 at eight p.m. CT. “From the very beginning, we’ve wanted to maintain relationships with our fans that have helped us build a community over the last 8-10 years since we started playing live shows,” Met stated in a launch. “We feel like U.S. Cellular does the same thing — really supporting their community as much as possible, so there’s a lot of overlap.”
The Met brothers revealed that followers will even have time to ask questions and meet the band. Registration for the occasion is open till Dec. 13.
AJR lastly made it to ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’
Despite having their tour canceled, AJR managed to verify off one merchandise from their bucket listing. “In 2012 we tweeted that we’d like to be on the Ellen present,” Met stated. “We didn’t get any replies, but we recently found the tweet.”
The 2012 tweet was a name to make the band’s look on the present a actuality. “Post your favorite AJR video on Ellen’s wall and tweet her! Let’s get the revolution going!” The band re-posted the unique tweet together with updated remarks. “AJR in 2012 vs AJR in 2020. Pretty cool, we’ll see you there @TheEllenShow.” DeGeneres replied, “I’m so glad you could be here.”
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The band carried out their hit “BANG!” and had a blast. They shared a few of their efficiency on Twitter.
New AJR materials is within the works
Met stated the band is about two-thirds of the best way by way of their subsequent album. “We like to take our time and be mindful when creating new material,” Met stated. “We’ve found that by doing something maybe a little different it can really take off.”
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For occasion, “Bummerland” was in direct response to the present situations. “As we were writing this one, we had this big feeling that it needed to come out right now,” Ryan Met shared on his Instagram in August. “That our fanbase needed something to smile at, in this year of frowning. We shot the video with our childhood friend, ordered a lot of sh*t on Amazon, and created these weird scenes to best illustrate what ‘Bummerland’ meant to us.”
“Bummerland” is a favourite for the band, however so is “BANG!” AJR launched “BANG!” in February 2020 and it spent 39 weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at quantity two. “100 Bad Days” additionally slid into the highest 10 at quantity seven in 2019.