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AJR Play 1st Sold Out Hometown Show At NYC’s Gramercy Theatre

AJR have been killing it lately.  Their latest single, “Weak,” has gotten over 100 million plays on Spotify and is climbing up the charts.   Their first major headlining tour, the “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour, has had sold out shows across the country.  The tour rolled into Adam, Jack and Ryan’s hometown of NYC over the weekend for a two night stand at the Gramercy Theatre.

AJR have played Gramercy Theatre in the past, but their show on Saturday night was their first ever hometown show that sold out. And it didn’t just sell out – the show sold out so quickly that a second date was added on Sunday.   How successful has the “What Everyone’s Thinking” Tour been?  They were nearly out of their stock of merch, with a few shows left to go!

If you’ve been to an AJR show, you know that things can “get weird,” as Jack told the crowd.  For their first big headlining tour, they brought out all the stops.  They are by far one of the most energetic acts we’ve ever seen on stage.  They honed their skills performing on the streets of NYC, where they learned how to win over a crowd. Jack never stops moving, flailing across the entire stage in a continual dance as he switches from playing the Maschine to the drums to the Melodica to the guitar.   All three brothers took turns playing the drums, even hopping into the crowd at one point.

One of the things we love most about AJR is how true they stay to themselves and to their music.   After playing “Let The Games Begin,” the band told the crowd how the music industry had tried to change them and told them they couldn’t do things.   “You can’t get that sound on the radio.  You can’t record in your living room.”  Even Jack’s hat was met by criticism.  Through it all, they stood by what they believed in.  We saw quite a few fans (including a mini Jack) rocking “the hat” in the crowd.

We love that AJR are confident in their sound and their growing fanbase proves that you don’t have to fit into a certain mold to make good music and connect with people. When they wrote the songs for their latest EP, “What Everyone’s Thinking,” they wanted to make songs that were very honest and the reaction has been unbelievable.

Adam told the crowd more about their songwriting process – the brothers write countless songs together, then let them sit for a few months.  The ones they like that “pass the test of time” get the go ahead, while others get shelved.  One track that has stood the test of time, and that the band still loves to play live is “Infinity.”  They also did a new rendition of fan favorite track “Woody Allen,” turning it into an acoustic song with a heavy kick drum.   Ryan said he was inspired to write the song after watching Woody Allen movies for film class: he wanted to capture that feeling of how he always gets the girl in the end.

They incorporated some of their remixes in the set, turning “I Got No Strings” and “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” into tracks you wanted to dance to.  They also created a “New York” remix on stage, breaking it down piece by piece to show the crowd how they create their unique sound.

AJR closed out their set with their breakout single, “I’m Ready,” which had the entire room dancing and clapping along.   They rolled out a giant banner printed to look like Jack’s Maschine, which he started to play.   The band came back out for one more song, their current hit “Weak.”  We got chills hearing every person in the room singing along.

It was by far the craziest AJR show we’ve been to!  The enthusiastic crowd knew every word,  loudly singing along from start to finish.  It’s amazing to see how far they’ve come (they’ve been performing together for 12 years!) and to see such an incredible response to their music.  There’s no one else quite like them.  AJR,  you just keep doing you.

Setlist:
I’m Not Famous/Thirsty
The Green and The Town
Call My Dad
I Got No Strings
Come Hang Out
Woody Allen
Tiptoe Through The Tulips
Let The Games Begin
Pitchfork Kids
Infinity
Remix
Turning Out
No Grass Today
I’m Ready
Weak

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AJR Celebrate “Living Room” Release at Webster Hall

Indie pop band AJR released their debut album, Living Room, earlier this week, and celebrated with a concert at NYC’s Webster Hall last night.  The album has been a long time coming for brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan, who got their start by busking around New York.  Those experiences certainly influence their performing style – they’ve mastered the ability to win over a crowd with their energetic playing style.

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AJR promised this wouldn’t be a typical show, and they had quite a few surprises in store last night.  Using a GoPro camera and a selfie stick, they filmed a music video for the fan favorite, “Woody Allen” during their set.  We can’t wait to see how it turned out!   They also took crowd interaction to a whole new level when they played their new single “Infinity.”  Drums were placed just in front of the stage, and Jack passed out drum sticks to the lucky fans in the front row so they could drum along with him.  He later jumped into the crowd after a serious drum-off between the three brothers during “Pitchfork Kids.”  They also invited surprise guest  Alex Wolff on stage to play guitar for “Big White Bed.”

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They played every track off of “Living Room,” and the packed crowd was singing along to every word, even the Overture.  It was fun to see the album come to life on stage, and celebrate how far AJR has come.  “Living Room” showcases AJR’s wide range and unique sound – from the mellow “Growing Old On Bleecker Street” to “Big Idea,” with it’s layered loops and lightening fast verses.  We’re glad that “The Green And The Town” made the album, thanks to the support of their fans, as it’s one of our favorite tracks!

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AJR is proof that if you have a Big Idea (pro tools and a mic), you can do anything you like.

Pickup a copy of “Living Room” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Setlist:
Overture
Thirsty
The World Is A Marble Heart
Infinity
Growing Old on Bleecker Street
Living on Love
The Green and The Town
Woody Allen
My Calling
Big Idea
Big White Bed
Pitchfork Kids
I’m Ready

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AJR To Release Debut Album “Living Room” March 3rd

After months of anticipation, we finally have a confirmed release date for AJR‘s debut album!  “Living Room” will be released on March 3rd by Warner Brothers Records & AJR Productions.   Why “Living Room?”  Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met wrote, produced, mixed, and recorded the entire album from their living room in Chelsea.

AJR also revealed the tracklisting for the album, which includes some new tracks as well as some old favorites.  Check out out below!  You can pre-order a copy of the album on iTunes now.

AJR “Living Room” Tracklisting
1. Overture
2. Infinity
3. I’m Ready
4. My Calling
5. Thirsty
6. Pitchfork Kids
7. Woody Allen
8. Livin’ On Love
9. Big White Bed
10. The World Is A Marble Heart
11. The Green And The Town
12. Big Idea
13. Growing Old On Bleecker Street

Stay tuned for the “Infinity” music video, out later this week!  In the meantime, brush up on the lyrics below.

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AJR’s Infinity Tour Stops At The Gramercy Theatre

AJR’s Infinity Tour had a hometown show in NYC on Sunday night at the Gramercy Theatre.   It’s been a while since their last headlining show in the city, and New York welcomed them back with open arms.  The tour is in support of AJR’s new single and EP, “Infinity.”  Their set included all of the tracks from the new EP, and some older favorites like “The World Is A Marble Heart” and “Livin’ On Love.”

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With their smooth harmonies and a little brotherly banter, AJR kept the crowd engaged and dancing throughout the show.  The band is a lot of fun to watch live, especially during”Pitchfork Kids,” which featured a crazy drum off by Jack and Ryan.

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The guys are especially talented when it comes to creating song mashups — a mix of R. Kelly’s “Ignition,” The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and their own “I’m Ready” was a standout.


The show ended with a double encore, as Adam, Jack and Ryan went into the crowd with opening act Minor Soul for an acoustic singalong to “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, a throwback to their days spent busking around the city, where they honed their performance skills.

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The show was also streamed on Yahoo! Screen with Live Nation.  If you have a chance to see AJR on tour, go!!!  The Infinity Tour is heading to Boston, Philly and upstate New York next.  Check out all of the dates here and pickup a copy of the Infinity EP on iTunes!

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AJR Infinity Tour Setlist
Woody Allen
Married On A Hill
After Hours
Growing Old On Bleecker Street
Ignition/Wouldn’t It Be Nice/All About That Bass/I’m Ready Mashup
Alice By The Hudson
The World Is A Marble Heart
The Green And The Town
Livin’ on Love
3AM
Infinity
Pitchfork Kids
Ho Hey (unplugged cover)
I’m Ready


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The Vamps Announce Australian Tour with AJR

The Vamps just announced a huge Australian tour next January and they’re bringing NYC indie pop band AJR with them!  The Vamps are fresh off their first headlining UK arena tour, and the band just won three BBC Radio1 Teen Awards – Best British Breakthrough, Best British Group, and Best British Single.

Tickets are on sale now, and we suggest getting them ASAP.  The Vamps just sold out the massive O2 Arena in London,  and AJR’s “I’m Ready” has gone Platinum in Australia.  This is a lineup you don’t want to miss!  Check out all of the tour dates below.

The Vamps & AJR Australian Tour Dates 
Jan 23rd – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney – Buy Tickets
Jan 24th – Festival Hall – Melbourne – Buy Tickets
Jan 26th – Riverstage – Brisbane – Buy Tickets
Jan 28th – Entertainment Centre Theatre – Adelaide – Buy Tickets
Jan 30th – HBF Stadium – Perth – Buy Tickets

Watch The Vamps official video for their latest single, “Hurricane,” below.

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AJR Announce The Infinity Tour Dates

AJR just announced dates for their Fall headlining tour.  The Infinity Tour, with special guests Minor Soul, is in support of the soon to be released “Infinity” EP, out September 23rd.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 12th, and every ticket gets a meet & greet with the brothers!  Check out the dates & details below.

AJR The Infinity Tour Fall 2014
Sept 21st – New Albany Classic – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Oct 4th – US Cellular Main Stage – Greenville, NC – More Info
Oct 8th – Pride XL 106.7 Concert Series – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – Weber State University (w/ TRAIN) – Ogden, UT – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Fall Festival – Odesa, TX – More Info
Oct 24th – Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – iPlay America – Freehold, NJ – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – Barbery – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 29th – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 1st – The Space – Hamden, CT – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 4th – Red Room @ Café 939 – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – The Hollow – Albany, NY – Buy Tickets

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Make sure you pre-order your copy of the “Infinity” EP on iTunes or Amazon now!   Adam, Jack and Ryan always put on a great show, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for The Infinity Tour.  Their energetic sets are a mix of old and new material, covers, and some unexpected moments, that will have you dancing until you’re dumb in the dark.

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AJR To Release Infinity EP on September 23rd!

While we have to wait a bit longer for the release of AJR’s debut album, “Living Room,” we’ll still be getting some new music this month!  The indie pop trio, brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, announced that they will release the “Infinity EP” on September 23rd.   The EP will feature their next single, “Infinity,” as well as fan favorites “Alice By The Hudson” and “3AM.”  There’s even a remix of their hit “I’m Ready” by the guys themselves. (Have you entered their remix contest yet?)  Check out the tracklisting below.  You can pre-order the EP on iTunes or Amazon now!

AJR “Infinity EP” Tracklisting
1. “Infinity”
2. “Alice By The Hudson”
3. “Pitchfork Kids”
4. “3AM”
5. “I’m Ready” (Remix by AJR)

AJR’s influences include Imagine Dragons, Kanye West, and the Beach Boys.  The band manages to sound like each one of them, and yet none of them at all, as they have a sound that’s all their own.   The brothers wrote, mixed, produced and recorded the songs on the EP from their living room in NYC.  One of our favorite tracks, “Alice By The Hudson,” sounds like a modern day version of “Surfer Girl.”  Watch a performance of the song below.

AJR will be heading out on tour this Fall, stay tuned for tour dates!  You can pickup a copy of the “I’m Ready EP” on iTunes or Amazon now.  Be sure to follow AJR & Secret Fangirls for more updates!