Filmed in Las Vegas and airing nationally on PBS in late November, The New Classics includes incredible live performances of PMJ’s biggest hits

For Immediate ReleaseScott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, the powerhouse pop-jazz phenomenon that has toured the world on the strength of its extraordinary music videos and immense followings on YouTube and Facebook, is finally releasing its first live album. Entitled The New Classics, the 12-track CD is set for release on November 17, 2017 via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records. The album is the companion piece to a PBS special taped live at a Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) show in Las Vegas, which will air nationally in late November and will also be available on DVD initially through PBS. PMJ originally found massive success online, with new videos added weekly that continually find inventive new ways to put creator Scott Bradlee’s trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. But it’s onstage that the project has really come to shine, with the band and its rotating cast of multi-talented singers and musicians playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses across the globe, from intimate standing-room gigs to large-scale, theatrical extravaganzas. After one recent show, MusicInsight.com raved, “Go see Postmodern Jukebox. Stop whatever you’re doing, right now, and go see them!” That “anything can, and will, happen” vibe is fully captured on The New Classics, which features lively performances of a wide range of reimagined hits in the party-like atmosphere that has come to characterize the band’s shows. These include everything from the grunge rock of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” to the feud-fueling pop of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” from Cyndi Lauper’s classic ‘80s ballad “Time After Time” to the disco anthem “I Will Survive” – all given their own time-warping twist. The unique result of pianist/arranger Bradlee’s novel concept has generated over three million subscriptions to PMJ’s YouTube channel since its 2013 inception, not to mention over one million Facebook likes and nearly 850 million views. Bradlee’s inspired ensemble has also released 14 albums, and with a rotating cast of performers is almost constantly on the road. The New Classics offers newcomers a glimpse of what exhilarated audiences see on stages around the world, 300 nights a year. The album and special are a snapshot – you’ll hear and see what happened on this night in this room, but there are new surprises, performers, repertoire and combinations at every single show. Meanwhile, new cast members continue to come onboard, adding to the variety of talent that can be seen on the road and in PMJ’s extensive catalogue of videos — which continue to be produced at a staggering clip of one per week. Despite that unflagging pace and ever-growing membership, PMJ continues to feel like a family, both on the road and in their weekly videos. That camaraderie and playful chemistry shines through these live performances, which breathe vivid life into antiquated styles. “The New Classics was all recorded live in front of an audience in the middle of the tour, so everybody got to know each other really well and feel the energy and camaraderie,” says Bradlee. “Listening to it now, it sounds like an amazing radio broadcast from Carnegie Hall from many years ago—a journey through all the vintage styles, whether it’s 1920s hot jazz or ’50s doo-wop or ’60s soul and everything in between. So it’s a great way to experience PMJ if you haven’t been to a live show, with some extraordinary performances by some of our best-known performers as well as some newer ones.” As any of their legion of fans can tell you, the PMJ live experience is never the same twice, with new songs, new sounds, and new members added to the ever-growing family each time around. It’s something that should be experienced in the flesh – but The New Classics offers the next best thing. “It’s one thing to be in your living room and making videos, but to interact with both the cast and the audience really makes our music come to life,” Bradlee says. “This first live album is not only representative of our work, but it’s completely unique in the sense that if you’re new to PMJ, you’ll love it for exposing you to an amazing new universe, and if you’ve been part of our community for years, you’ll relive that night when you first saw us.” The New Classics is available now on Postmodern Jukebox’s website: http://found.ee/PMJ_shop-j CD

Title Featuring Made Famous By
1 Meet the Flintstones The B.C. 52’s
2 All About That Bass Casey Abrams, Dani Armstrong, Maiya Sykes & Ariana Savalas Meghan Trainor
3 Bad Blood Aubrey Logan Taylor Swift
4 Time After Time Sara Niemietz Cyndi Lauper
5 My Heart Will Go On LaVance Colley & Aubrey Logan Celine Dion
6 Umbrella Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters Rihanna
7 Halo LaVance Colley Beyoncé
8 Bye, Bye, Bye Aubrey Logan, Ariana Savalas & Sara Niemietz *NSYNC
9 Don’t Stop Maiya Sykes Fleetwood Mac
10 I Will Survive Sara Niemietz Gloria Gaynor
11 Black Hole Sun Haley Reinhart Soundgarden
12 Stacy’s Mom Casey Abrams, Ariana Savalas, Dani Armstrong & Cast Fountains of Wayne

DVD

Title Featuring Made Famous By
1 Meet the Flintstones The B.C. 52’s
2 All About That Bass Casey Abrams, Dani Armstrong, Maiya Sykes & Ariana Savalas Meghan Trainor
3 Bad Blood Aubrey Logan Taylor Swift
4 Time After Time Sara Niemietz Cyndi Lauper
5 My Heart Will Go On LaVance Colley & Aubrey Logan Celine Dion
6 Umbrella Casey Abrams & The Sole Sisters Rihanna
7 Halo LaVance Colley Beyoncé
8 Bye, Bye, Bye Aubrey Logan, Ariana Savalas & Sara Niemietz *NSYNC
9 Don’t Stop Maiya Sykes Fleetwood Mac
10 I Will Survive Sara Niemietz Gloria Gaynor
11 Medley Scott Bradlee Various
12 Black Hole Sun Haley Reinhart Soundgarden
13 Stacy’s Mom Casey Abrams, Ariana Savalas, Dani Armstrong & Cast Fountains of Wayne

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX TOUR DATES:

10/20/2017 Clearwater FL Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival
10/20/2017 Anchorage AK Atwood Concert Hall
10/22/2017 Birmingham AL Iron City
10/26/2017 Carmel IN Palladium
10/28/2017 East Lansing MI Wharton Center
10/29/2017 Traverse City MI City Opera House
10/31/2017 Cincinnati OH The Taft Theatre
11/1/2017 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theater
11/5/2017 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
11/7/2017 Roanoke VA Berglund Center
11/8/2017 Norfolk VA Norva
11/9/2017 Richmond VA The National
11/17/2017 Burlington VT Flynn Center
11/18/2017 Ithaca NY State Theatre
11/19/2017 Portland ME State Theatre
11/28/2017 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall
11/30/2017 Casablanca MOROCCO Hotel Sofitel
12/2/2017 Monte Carlo MONACO Opera Garnier
12/3/2017 Austin TX Austin City Limits at Moody Theatre
12/4/2017 Milan ITALY Fabrique
12/4/2017 San Antonio TX Tobin Center for Performing Arts
12/5/2017 Heidelberg GERMANY Halle 02
12/6/2017 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre
12/6/2017 Erfurt GERMANY Stadtgarten
12/7/2017 Ravensburg GERMANY Oberschwabenklub
12/8/2017 Lille FRANCE Aeronef
12/9/2017 Paris FRANCE L’Olympia
12/10/2017 Paris FRANCE L’Olympia
12/12/2017 Eugene OR The Hult Center for The Performing Arts
12/12/2017 Clermont-Ferrand FRANCE Cooperative de Mai
12/13/2017 Montpellier FRANCE Corum
12/14/2017 Bordeaux FRANCE Rocher de Palmer
12/15/2017 Seattle WA Paramount
12/16/2017 Tours FRANCE Le Vinci
12/17/2017 Nantes FRANCE Cite de Congres
12/18/2017 Reims FRANCE Cartonnerie
12/19/2017 Nancy FRANCE Autre Canal

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/ FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brendan Gilmartin/Chart Room Media at 347-450-3048 Brendan@chartroommedia.com Mike Wilpizeski – Concord Music Group – 718-459-2117 mike.wilpizeski@concordmusicgroup.com TOUR PRESS: Mike Farley – Michael J. Media Group – 608-848-9707 mike@michaeljmedia.co

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