JET STAYS THE COURSE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT DOCTOR SAYS
August 12, 2009
Aussie Band Performs Days After Lead Singer On Stage Collapse and Hospitalization – Fans Celebrate Nic Cester’s Return To Stage Against Doctor’s Orders
Nic Cester, who was just released from hospital, and his band JET took to the stage Wednesday night (12) at Parker McMillan as part of the This Feeling Club Night. Two nights earlier, the JET frontman collapsed on the Hard Rock Cafe stage and was rushed to University College Hospital suffering dehydration and severe low blood pressure after performing only two songs for Q The Music Club. The band is in the midst of their second round the world trip in support of the soon to be released SHAKA ROCK.
There was much speculation as to whether the singer would be well enough to perform but Nic insisted on not letting the fans down and went on against strict orders.
JET performed 7 songs including the new single “She’s A Genius” and classic “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” to packed venue, welcoming crowd and VIP guests including David Bentley (England and Tottenham player) and The Who / Oasis drummer Zak Starkey.
The acoustic set was just a taster for what’s to come when JET return to the UK for a National tour kicking off on September 9th in Nottingham and running through September 17th at the HMV Forum in London. Please visit jettheband.com for a complete tour schedule.
The band were thrilled Nic was able to perform for the This Feeling audience with bassist Mark Wilson saying “Nic is resilient and doesn’t like to cancel a show. After Monday night he wanted to get right back on the stage for the fans.”
Nic Cester added “We really believe in this record and want everyone to hear it so canceling the gig tonight was not an option.”
Nic got the night started with ‘She’s A Genius’ saying: “I’m going to kick things off with the song I should have finished the other night.”
The Aussie rockers are in London on a whirlwind promotional tour ahead of their third studio album SHAKA ROCK and lead single “She’s A Genius.” The band will continue on to Europe this week for a further three festival appearances before returning to the UK for 2 V Festival performances on August 22 and 23.
JET are committed to playing the new music for as many people as possible, proving their belief in SHAKA ROCK.
JET are currently promoting their third studio album SHAKA ROCK which is out in the US on August 25 and in the UK on September 7th with a national UK tour. (Please see www.jettheband.com for release date in other territories)
For global release and tour dates, please log onto www.jettheband.com
Shaka Rock Global Release Schedule:
Japan – Wednesday, August 19th
Australia/Germany/Italy – Friday, August 21st
Spain – Monday, August 24th
US – Tuesday, August 25th
UK – Monday, September 7th
This Feeling Set List:
She’s A Genius
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Look What You’ve Done
Cold Hard Bitch
Official Music Video for She’s a Genius: