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The Screaming Jets, Australia’s legendary, multi-platinum rock band play their first live show in the US in over a decade on Tues. Feb. 3 at Key Club. This private, red carpet event will be an epic evening not to be missed. The night will also include many surprise guests as well as performances by State to State, Ricky Warwick, The Bangkok Five and the all-star band Happenin' Harry & The Haptones featuring members of Guns n Roses, Train, Queens of The Stone Age and The Offspring. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Red carpet is from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. The Screaming Jets start at 9:30 p.m. This is a FREE, invite-only show. To get on limited guest list, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a career spanning 20 years, ten albums, and international tours with bands such as KISS, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, INXS, Soundgarden and Velvet Revolver, you can be sure The Screaming Jets will bring an amazing live show to the Sunset Strip. Categorized with a handful of internationally known bands that call Australia home like AC/DC and INXS, The Screaming Jets have had great success in the US market in the past and are excited about their long-awaited return.
“We can’t wait to get out there and hopefully inspire people to come and see us, get people talking and hopefully get an album deal, and go the whole hog,” says singer Dave Gleeson. “With the support of our new indie label, StockXChange Music, US producer/engineer Stevie Salas (Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, & American Idol’s David Cook, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks) and percussionist Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver) who we worked with on our latest album, we are hoping the band gets the recognition we think we deserve. If all goes well with our US return, we hope to tour there this summer.”
ABOUT THE JETS
One of the most popular bands to emerge from their industrial Australian hometown of Newcastle, The Jets' music is a product of that town. When the original band members were growing up in Newcastle they faced a future of either working in the steelworks and associated industries or not working at all. In a town like that the locals live hard, drink hard and want their rock hard. The Screaming Jets gave them what they wanted.
Singer Dave Gleeson and guitarist Grant Walmsley formed their first band in high school. In January 1989, the two friends gathered another bunch of Newcastle lads to form the hard driving hard rocking band, The Screaming Jets. Everywhere they performed, they made sure to bring their little party trick where Walmsley hung upside down with his legs around the singer's neck without interrupting his solo. Between songs singer Gleeson confronted the audience with his bad mouth, politically incorrect views, and spur of the moment outbursts. Self declared young Rolling Stones fans they were, also carrying on the Australian rock traditions established by bands like AC/DC, The Angels and Rose Tattoo.
By May 1990 The Jets had moved to Sydney and signed to the internationally focused Australian label, Roo Art, created by INXS manager Chris Murphy (Ratcat, The Hummingbirds). Following an introductory EP, the band released its debut and now classic album All For One in April 1991 with three hit singles “Shine On,” “Stop the World,” and "Better" which scored an Australian Top 10 hit. While their music kept winning them friends, Gleeson's mouth kept getting them into trouble. At the end of 1991 the band embarked on a lengthy tour of the USA and Europe.
Since the release of their second album Tear Of Thought in October 1992, The Screaming Jets have played over 20 countries all around the world, lost and gained members, scored an Australian hit with their version of Birthday Party's "Shivers," and changed management. Through it all, The Screaming Jets have continued to record and perform, and Gleeson has learned to focus his attitude in his lyrics.
On their return from the UK, The Jets toured Australia extensively and boosted "Helping Hand” into gold single status in 1994. By 1995, the band was ready to go back into the studio for a self-titled third album with Producer Robbie Adams (U2, The Smashing Pumpkins). This recording, affectionately known as the ‘Gorilla' album, made world music history when it was the first ever album to be launched live via webcast in August 1995. By September it had debuted at no.5 onthe National Chart, and the AA single “Friend of Mine”/"Sad Song” was the only single released.
Despite The Jets earlier hard edge sound making way for more diverse ballads and even an occasional country feel, it was the acoustic rock ballads that provided the last hit songs, and signature sing-along’s at their live shows, which could rival an English soccer crowd.
When The Screaming Jets took an indefinite break after their last studio album Scam in 2000, fans feared they’d never get a chance to hear any new material from one of the hardest rockin’ bands in the business. It only took four years before they hit the road again together, but a new full-length album was a little longer coming. Like all bands worth their salt, The Screaming Jets weren’t ready to release just any album. It had to be somethingthey were proud of, consisting of a lot of blood, sweat and tears, which is exactly what they accomplished when releasing their latest album release Do Ya.
As Do Ya hit stores in Australia in October 2008, and the first single of the same name smashed the airwaves, fans and music-lovers newto The Jets rockin’ style were in for a real treat. The band teamed up with nationally-acclaimed producer/engineer Stevie Salas, along with Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning producer/engineer Brandon Friesen to give the album its finishing touches.
"When I heard The Screaming Jets new rough tracks I heard honest rock muscle that reminded me of early AC/DC and Guns n Roses. How could I say no to that,” said Salas.
In addition, this seventh studio album features special guest Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver) on percussion. With these three award winners’ contribution to the release of this watershed album by Australia’s hardest working rock band, The Jets’ new album is certainly turning some heads.
Whether they are in a dusty pub in regional Australia, or a stadium in L.A, the smoke will still be rising off the bitumen long after The Jets truck has rolled on. They are survivors in an industry that eats it's own, and despite it all they are committed to their fans in a manner few could hold a candle too. The full bore, amps at eleven, kick ass rock that is the Sunset Strip is coming Feb. 3 at Key Club for an evening not to be missed.
SPONSORS include A & R Worldwide, StockXChange Music, & antiMUSIC.com.
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