U.K. live favourites Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are back! The non-stop throwback party will return in 2018 for a major U.K. tour, including a night at the Liverpool Academy on Hotham Street on Saturday 24th February.
Starting out as the bedroom project of Jazz pianist Scott Bradlee and rapidly growing into a viral and real-world sensation, the U.S. group’s vintage-pop mash ups have racked up over 811 million YouTube views and brought their rotating roster of top-class session musicians into the limelight & onto sold out worldwide tours.
Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as Taylor Swift’s controversial Look What You Made Me Do. They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time when Axl, Slash and T-Swift’s parents had yet to be born – a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners.
Each week you don’t know what musical surprise appear, which makes their YouTube channel one of the most exciting with nearly 3 million subscribers to date. Their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop, has garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the ‘9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015’ by People magazine.
Since first arriving on U.K. shores in early 2014 Postmodern Jukebox have consistently deepened their commitment to the U.K. by adding more shows each time they visit, bringing their unique spin on modern pop hits and retro pop stylings to new cities for the first time while revisiting favourite haunts that welcome them back with eagerly open arms. Postmodern Jukebox also made their major U.K. label debut album The Essentials earlier this year.
The performers and set lists are never the same but the experience always is – a refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and most important of all, genuinely entertaining show that is not to be missed. Tickets for Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox 2018 tour go on sale Friday 8th September.
Tickets for the Liverpool show will be available to purchase from the Liverpool o2 Academy Box office.