The pop-jazz phenomenon makes its long-awaited return to live performance with a celebration of the new Roaring 20s, hitting the UK and Ireland in 2022
“Music has served such a valuable function of inspiring us and reminding us of our shared humanity throughout history, and there’s simply no substitute for gathering together to experience such a powerful force live.” – Scott Bradlee
Postmodern Jukebox are bringing “the most sensational ’20s party this side of The Great Gatsby” across the pond, in the shape of The Grand Reopening Tour. The UK and Irish leg, joins a monumental run of dates across the globe including, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand – performing some of modern music’s biggest hits in the classic styles of bygone eras.
The time-twisting musical collective known for putting “pop music in a time machine,” are set to make the ’20s roar again – kicking off in Belfast on 20th April, the tour will delight 20 cities across the UK, including Liverpool, Cambridge, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Edinburgh, Guildford, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Northampton, Birmingham, Ipswich, Margate, Southend, Oxford, Norwich and renowned London venue – The Palladium.
“I’m grateful to be able to create and collaborate with so many talented people and playing live to a theatre full of music fans is something that we’ve all really missed,” says Scott Bradlee. “We’re fortunate to have so many incredible fans worldwide that have enabled PMJ to become a global touring act, and we’re looking forward to bringing outstanding talent and classic sounds to every corner of the globe once more. It’s a grand reopening, but it’s also a grand reunion – not just for our talented cast and crew, but also for PMJ and fans of classic, old school entertainment.”
As always with PMJ’s extraordinary live shows, The Grand Reopening Tour will feature an ensemble of multi-talented singers and musicians. The core ensemble is often joined by surprise guests to make each concert inimitable and unpredictable – making for a thrilling and unique live music experience, of this and any other time period.
Over the past decade, Postmodern Jukebox has grown from a viral phenomenon into a worldwide juggernaut, amassing more than 5.4 million subscribers and a stratospheric 1.7 billion views on their YouTube channel, growing from Bradlee’s tiny apartment in Astoria, Queens. Most recently, PMJ reimagined the beloved theme from Friends via the evolution of music styles throughout the 20th century – beginning in the Hot Jazz 1920s and triumphantly finishing in the 90s with a guest appearance by original I’ll Be There For You performers, The Rembrandts.
Meanwhile, Concord Records has released two Essentials compilations featuring PMJ classics from American Idol alum Haley Reinhart’s torch song rendition of Radiohead’s Creep to actor-comedian Wayne Brady’s Cab Calloway-inspired version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Since embarking on a touring career in 2014, PMJ have sold out to ever-growing audiences in prestigious venues in more than 60 countries around the world, including the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City!
They will perform at the 02 Academy in Leeds on April 30th 2022.