When the Australian tour dates for Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox were announced recently, there was no mention of Adelaide. Thankfully though, fans here won’t have to miss out after all, with a September 17th date just added for Thebarton Theatre.
In 2015, Postmodern Jukebox sold-out their Australia tour, prompting acclaim across the country. Scott Bradlee promised that his troupe of musicians, singers and dancers fans would return to the country and fans for more Jukebox fun.
Postmodern Jukebox, the ever-growing collective of performers with a roster of over 70 rotating cast members, has spent the past few years amassing nearly 500 million YouTube views and 2 million subscribers, performed on Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts, and played hundreds of shows to packed-houses around the world. The concept re-imagines current hits as is they came from older eras of music.
In one such remake, Postmodern Jukebox turned Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a doo-wop ditty that’s garnered over 15.6 million views, while Bradlee’s torch-song arrangement of Radiohead’s “Creep” has racked up over 16.9 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine. Even the artists themselves have heaped on the praise, with Lorde enthusing over Postmodern Jukebox’s vintage take on her hit single, “Royals,” which has been viewed over 15.3 million times.
Bradlee, the creator and mastermind behind the group, has turned Postmodern Jukebox into a juggernaut by building an incredible grassroots movement around the act. He continues to pick the songs, create the arrangements and shows, and put together the casts for every tour – which includes several notable names alongside some wonderful “undiscovered” talent. The group releases a new video every week, each one shot in the casual environment of Bradlee’s living room. A very busy man these days, Bradlee splits his time between producing new videos in Los Angeles and traveling the globe to manage his tours.
“I posted the first video in 2009,” recalls Bradlee. “I was broke and living in Queens, NY. Seven years later, we’ve amassed 2 million subscribers, we’ve sold out shows across four continents and we’ve become a showcase for an incredible group of performers. Every single one of our cast members has unique superpowers and I take pride in putting together the best combination of abilities and personalities to create an amazing experience for our fans. We want them to escape reality and join us for the most sensational 1920s party this side of The Great Gatsby. We want them to experience what it was like to be at the New Years’ Eve show that Sinatra would have hosted in the 1940s. We want them to feel the excitement of hearing the greats of Motown live and up close… and a Postmodern Jukebox show is the only place you can experience all of this and more in one night.”
So don’t miss your chance to catch Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox live; ticket details can be found here.