The celebration is the band’s first batch of live shows in five years
Jet have announced a string of tour dates celebrating the 20th anniversary of their smash hit debut album Get Born. The band will play four exclusive shows in Australia, performing the multi-platinum record in full. The run will commence on September 22 at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, followed by Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide on September 23, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on September 29 and concluding at Enmore Theatre Sydney on September 30.
“Get Born was a rare and unique moment of total planetary alignment where we somehow managed to capture lighting in a bottle,” frontman Nic Cester said.
Bassist Mark Wilson adds “I don’t remember much about the actual day Get Born was released. I think we were in Pittsburgh. I’m sure we celebrated, but to be honest we celebrated every night back in those days. 2003 was one big blurry haze for me.”
A ticket pre-sale begins this Thursday, June 15 at 10am local time. The pre-sale will be limited to just 24 hours. General public tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16 at 11am at livenation.com.au.
After being off the grid for the last five years, Jet began teasing their return back in the spring. On March 31, the band shared a reel on social media celebrating 500,000,000 Spotify streams of their hit single “Are You Gonna Be My Girl?” Since then, the band has been dropping montage clips featuring the date “14.06.23.”
Jet’s last album was 2009’s Shaka Rock. The record arrived on August 19 via Real Horrorshow/EMI. It produced three singles – “She’s a Genius,” “Black Hearts (On Fire),” and “Seventeen.” The album peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 and No. 11 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. It debuted at No. 5 in the band’s native Australia. They toured in support of the record, which included a supporting run with Green Day across Australia.
In 2012, the band decided to call it quits.
“After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group,” the band said in a statement. “From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”
In 2017, Jet reunited and began performing again. They served as special guests Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their sold-out Australian tour. The following year, they celebrated the 15th anniversary of their smash hit debut LP. The released the live album Get Born: Live at The Forum. The band last performed together in October of 2019.
Friday, 22 September – The Forum – Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, 23 September – Hindley Street Music Hall – Adelaide, SA
Friday, 29 September – Fortitude Music Hall – Brisbane, QLD
Saturday, 30 September – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, NSW