Jukebox the Ghost and manager Seth Kellen pose after their music video shoot for next single off of Safe Travels, "Somebody" on Coney Island this past week. Left to right Jukebox Pianist/ vocalist Ben Thornewill, Manager Seth Kallen, Guitarist/ Vocalist Tommy Siegel, and drummer Jesse Kristin. (Photo: Lauren Keogh)
Brooklyn band Jukebox the Ghost played to a sold out crowd at New York City's Bowery Ballroom last Friday night to promote their new album Safe Travels, released earlier this month. Safe Travels debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart during the album's release week on June 14th and has been present there ever since.
This sold out show was a special one not only for the band but for their entire team. "Seeing the show was the fulfillment of everyone's hard work over the past several years," said Glenn Dicker of Yep Roc, Jukebox's label (who were also nominated for an A2IM Libera Award earlier this month). "With the impressive leap forward that this new record represents on an artistic level, the band's solid work ethic and the determined dedication to their fans, we're experiencing very solid growth with JTG. We have very high expectations for what this band will achieve. There's no stopping it!"
Jukebox the Ghost in a balloon filled finale during their song "Good Day" at Bowery Ballroom (Photo: Lauren Keogh)
Also in attendance to celebrate with the band were other members of their support base, Brendan Gilmartin and Matt Hanks from Shore Fire Media, Billy Maupin also of Yep Roc, producer Dan Romer who produced Safe Travels with Jukebox the Ghost as well as the soundtrack for the new film "Beasts of the Southern Wild", the band's management, Seth Kallen from MCT Management, and agent Erik Selz from Red Ryder. Kallen also noted the efforts of the entire team -- "Yep Roc and Shore Fire have been amazing about staying dedicated to this band and always being up for new and interesting ways to get the music out there," such as their new fan-driven Instagram campaign "Home Is Where Our Fans Are" -- according to their site fans who Instagram a picture that reminds them of "JTG, home, happiness, fun, etc." using a #jukeboxtheghost hashtag get pulled into a raffle and the band will pick their 12 favorite and raffle them off in limited edition bundles.
"These guys are honestly the hardest working band I know," continues manager Kallen, "and after years of dedication on the road, a huge commitment to constantly making their fans happy with a continuous stream of exciting music and content, and always being ready and willing to put in the hard work needed to build a following, things are really starting to pay off." The band are currently on their headlining North American tour making stops in Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and beyond.