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Bleachers pack the Forum Kentish Town to the rafters for the first of two sold out shows

20 March 2024, 10:39 | Written by Jen Long

New Jersey’s finest New Yorker Jack Antonoff and his band kick off a UK run of sold out dates with coordinated chaos.

Standing under a giant glowing sign that shouts, “Recording - Studio In Use,” Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff looks confidently comfortable as they open the first of two sold out shows at London’s Forum Kentish Town.

Playing in support of their new self-titled fourth record, recent singles like “Modern Girl” were welcomed with huge cheers, while album track “Hey Joe” encouraged some audience improvisation. “I fear, whatever happens tonight will become tradition on the tour,” Antonoff joked in response.

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While some in the crowd may have been hoping for an A-List appearance given Antonoff’s recent production credits, he did bring out his dad (a regular at his shows) for “How Dare You Want More.”

The venue itself was uncomfortably packed, with access to the upstairs balcony closed off long before the band took stage. Leading into fan-favourite “Rollercoaster,” Antonoff called for everyone to get up on each other’s shoulders. “Make this shit look like Glastonbury,” he demanded.

@blorbodiaz an absolute slay #bleachers #jackantonoff #bleachersontour #saxophonesolo #musicbattle ♬ original sound - angel


  1. “I Am Right on Time”
  2. “Modern Girl”
  3. “Jesus Is Dead”
  4. “How Dare You Want More”
  5. “Wake Me”
  6. “Everybody Lost Somebody”
  7. “Goodmorning”
  8. “Me Before You”
  9. “Hey Joe”
  10. “Chinatown”
  11. “Self Respect”
  12. “Wild Heart”
  13. “Rollercoaster”
  14. “Let's Get Married”
  15. “Dream of Mickey Mantle / Margaret / 45”
  16. “Foreign Girls”
  17. “You're Still a Mystery”
    “Tiny Moves”
  18. “Stop Making This Hurt”
  19. “I Wanna Get Better”
  20. “Don't Take the Money”

Bleachers UK tour continues tonight with a second sold-out show at the Forum Kentish Town. Tickets for their next London headline at the newly reopened Brixton Academy in August go on sale this Friday.

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