Postmodern Jukebox 2019 tour includes Greensboro, Raleigh, Augusta
The YouTube sensation Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, who cover contemporary hits in retro musical styles, have announced a winter tour that brings them back by popular demand to Raleigh, NC and Augusta, GA, and to The Carolina Theatre Greensboro, NC for the first time. Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m.
Founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” The band parlayed a series of YouTube videos shot in Bradlee’s Queens living room into massive success, accruing more than 740 million YouTube views, over 2.7 million subscribers, and more than 1 million likes on Facebook. The ensemble has performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes charts with all 14 of their releases since 2014, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses around the world.
Despite finding such success for the project on the road, Bradlee continues to arrange and record new arrangements every week for PMJ’s legion of fans. The multi-talented collective has interpreted hits by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, The White Stripes, Lorde, Outkast, Radiohead, Maroon 5 and many more. Last year, PMJ collected 18 favorites from among their hundreds of songs to compile The Essentials for Concord Records. The album included the song that put the band on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” and their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” which garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine.