JET perform in the UK for the first time in years at Kentish Town Forum
It’s been fifteen years since the now famous hooks and riffs of JET’s debut album ‘Get Born’ were unleashed on the world, and in celebration the band will be heading to the UK in July (tour dates below) on the JETGet Re-Born tour. The band have just completed an Australian run performing better than ever to rave reviews.
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.