SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX LAUNCHES FAR-REACHING INTERNATIONAL TOUR CELEBRATING SECOND COLLECTION OF VINTAGE-POP MASH-UPS THE ESSENTIALS II

New album features hits by Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Britney Spears, Sia, David Bowie and others transformed into vintage swing, golden-age rock, Motown soul, doo-wop, and blues

Check out live videos of The Essentials II here.

For Immediate Release – In the two years since the release of its best-selling compilation album The EssentialsPostmodern Jukebox has grown from a viral sensation to a worldwide phenomenon. Founder and mastermind Scott Bradlee has taken his offbeat vision of gramophone music for a smartphone world and transformed it into a throwback empire, with celebrity guests alongside world class vocal talent and a touring show that has thrilled music lovers of all generations across six continents.

With The Essentials II set for release on November 2 via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records, the ensemble has launched an international tour that will take them through the UK, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Israel and across the United States and Canada. (See below for full tour listings).

The Essentials II charts the astounding growth and time-warping sensibilities of PMJ, collecting 18 more favorites from the group’s era-colliding mash-ups. There’s a heavy metal anthem twisted into Motor City soul, a ’90s boy-band earworm refitted with angelic doo-wop harmonies, the Biebs and Britney turned black and white, even a sad clown turning a party-girl anthem into a melancholy ballad.

The Essentials II gives a hint of things to come,” he says. “When PMJ started, we were known for viral hits and being timely. Over time I’ve begun to think of PMJ differently, as an amazing platform where we don’t need to do things just for attention anymore, we can just put out great music. I take more chances on the arrangements and the casting, and we’ve covered bigger or more interesting songs. We’re still uncovering aspects of Postmodern Jukebox. You learn as you go; that’s just part of being an artist.”

TRACK LISTING FOR THE ESSENTIALS II:

  1. Black Hole Sun starring Haley Reinhart
  2. Heroes starring Nicole Atkins
  3. Closer starring Kenton Chen
  4. What Is Love starring Casey Abrams
  5. Perfect starring Mario Jose, India Carney & Dave Koz
  6. Timber starring Robyn Adele Anderson & The Tee Tones
  7. Crazy Train starring Jennie Lena
  8. Dream On starring Morgan James
  9. Juicy starring Maiya Sykes
  10. Love Yourself starring Sara Niemietz
  11. All About That Bass (Cast Version) starring Haley Reinhart, Morgan James & Ariana Savalas
  12. Thriller starring Wayne Brady
  13. Chandelier starring Puddles Pity Party
  14. Crazy starring Casey Abrams & Hannah Gill
  15. The Final Countdown starring Gunhild Carling
  16. Toxic starring Melinda Doolittle
  17.       MMMBop starring Kenton Chen, Mario Jose, Luke Edgemon and Matt Bloyd
  18.       Nothing Else Matters starring Caroline Baran

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX TOUR DATES:

11/1/2018 Lexington MA Cary Hall
11/2/2018 Great Barrington MA The Mahaiwe Theatre
11/2/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/3/2018 New Bedford MA Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
11/3/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/4/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/5/2018 North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore
11/5/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/6/2018 Richmond VA The National
11/7/2018 Norfolk VA Chysler Hall Theatre
11/8/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/9/2018 Storrs CT Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
11/9/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/9/2018 Reykjavik ICELAND Harpa-Eldborg
11/10/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/10/2018 Bethelhem PA Zoellner Arts Center
11/11/2018 Newton NJ Newton Theatre
11/11/2018 Las Vegas NV Terry Fator Theatre
11/12/2018 Braga PORTUGAL Grande Auditorio-Forum Braga
11/13/2018 Madrid SPAIN La Riviera
11/13/2018 Rocky Mountain VA Harvester Performance Center
11/14/2018 Barcelona SPAIN Razzmatazz
11/15/2018 New Orleans LA The Joy Theatre
11/16/2018 Memphis TN The Orpheum Theatre
11/17/2018 Oklahoma City OK Tower Theatre
11/18/2018 Liege BELGIUM Le Forum
11/20/2018 Warrington UK Parr Hall
11/21/2018 Guildford UK G Live
11/21/2018 Tucson AZ Rialto Theater
11/22/2018 Warwick UK Arts Centre
11/23/2018 Thousand Oaks CA Kavli Theatre
11/24/2018 Long Beach CA Terrace Theatre
11/24/2018 Warford UK Colosseum
11/25/2018 Lancaster CA Lancaster Performing Arts Center
11/25/2018 Reading UK Hexagon
11/26/2018 Leicester UK De Montfort Hall
11/27/2018 Eureka CA Arkley Center for the Arts
11/27/2018 Bexhill On Sea UK De La Warr Pavillion
11/28/2018 Southampton UK O2 Guildhall
11/29/2018 Bellingham WA Mount Baker Theatre
11/29/2018 Tilburg NETHERLANDS Poppodium 013
11/30/2018 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
12/1/2018 Vancouver BC The Vogue Theatre
12/2/2018 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre
12/2/2018 Utrecht NETHERLANDS Tivoli Vredenburg
12/3/2018 Paris FRANCE Salle Pleyel
12/4/2018 Lyon FRANCE Bourse Du Travail
12/5/2018 Redding CA The Cascade Theatre
12/6/2018 Grenoble FRANCE La Belle Electrique
12/6/2018 San Francisco CA Warfield
12/8/2018 Palm Desert CA McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
12/8/2018 Nice FRANCE Theatre Lino Ventura
12/9/2018 Varese ITALY Teatro Apollonio
12/10/2018 Trieste ITALY Politeama Rossetti
12/11/2018 Zagreb CROATIA Tvornica Kulture
12/12/2018 Belgrade SERBIA Stark Arena
12/14/2018 Skopje MACEDONIA Macedonion Philharmonic
12/16/2018 Tel Aviv ISRAEL Hanger 11
1/22/2019 Greensboro NC Caroline’s Theatre of Greensboro
1/23/2019 Atlanta GA Cobb Energy Center
1/24/2019 Raleigh NC Duke Energy Center at Maymandi Concert Hall
1/25/2019 Charleson SC Charleston Music Hall
1/26/2019 Augusta GA Miller Theatre
1/29/2019 Erie PA Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
1/30/2019 Youngstown OH Stambaugh Auditorium
1/31/2019 New Philadelphia OH Kent State University of Tuscarawas
2/1/2019 Detroit MI The Fillmore
2/2/2019 Notre Dame IN University of Notre Dame
2/6/2019 Minneapolis MN State Theatre
2/8/2019 Effingham IL Effingham Performance Center
2/9/2019 Kohler WI Kohler Memorial Theater
2/10/2019 Joliet IL Rialto Square Theatre
2/12/2019 Dubuque IA Five Flags Center
2/13/2019 Omaha NE Holland Performing Arts Center
2/14/2019 Manhattan KS McCain Auditorium
2/15/2019 Wichita KS Orpheum Theatre
2/16/2019 Pittsburg KS Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
2/19/2019 Buffalo NY Riviera Theatre
2/20/2019 Geneva NY The Smith
2/21/2019 New York NY Beacon Theatre
2/22/2019 Troy NY Troy Music Hall
2/23/2019 Atlantic City NJ Borgata
2/24/2019 Philadelphia PA The Met
2/27/2019 Ottawa ONT CANADA Centre Point Theatre
2/28/2019 Toronto ONT CANADA Roy Thomson Hall
3/1/2019 Montreal QC CANADA Mtelus
3/2/2019 Birmingham UK O2 Academy Birmhingham
3/5/2019 Winnipeg MB CANADA Burton Cummings
3/7/2019 Saskatoon SK CANADA TCU Place
3/8/2019 Calgary AB CANADA Jack Singer Concert Hall of the Arts
3/10/2019 Edmonton AB CANADA Winspear Centre
3/12/2019 Vancouver BC CANADA The Vogue Theatre
3/13/2019 Bremerton WA Admiral Theatre
3/14/2019 Spokane WA The Fox Theatre
3/17/2019 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Theatre
4/5/2019 Ft. Collins CO Lincoln Center
4/6/2019 Parker CO Parker’s Arts

 

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX ON THE WEB:
Website: http://postmodernjukebox.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/postmodernjukebox

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMJofficial

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pmjofficial/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/postmodernjukebox

Online Media Kit: http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/the-essentials-ii

For more information:

Brendan Gilmartin/Chart Room Media at 347-450-3048

Brendan@chartroommedia.com

Mike Wilpizeski/Concord Records at 718-459-2117

Mike.Wilpizeski@concordrecords.com

 

Tour Press:

Mikes Farley/Concord Record at 608-848-9707

mike@michaeljmedia.com

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