SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 21, 2006 10:55 ET

Jet Announces Fall Tour Dates; Ten-City Trek Sees the Aussie Rock Superstars Celebrating Eagerly Awaited Second Album; "SHINE ON" in Stores on October 3rd

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- Atlantic recording group Jet has announced a series of North American concert dates heralding the upcoming release of their second album, "SHINE ON." The Aussie rock sensations' much-anticipated follow-up to 2003's RIAA platinum-plus debut, "GET BORN," is set to land in stores on October 3rd.

Jet will kick off the whirlwind ten-city tour at Austin, Texas' La Zona Rosa on September 20th, then travel across the continent through an October 7th show at Las Vegas' The Joint (see attached itinerary). The band made their long-awaited return to the live stage last week with a pair of very special shows in their native Australia -- their first in nearly two years. Next, Jet will rock the U.K.'s annual Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festivals on August 26th and 27th. Further tour dates, both in North America and around the world, will be announced in coming weeks.

"Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," the first single from "SHINE ON," is looking like another cross-the-board rock smash for Jet. Having only just impacted at multiple rock radio formats, the track immediately entered airplay charts at Alternative, Active Rock, and Heritage Rock outlets nationwide, while also receiving this week's "Most Increased Plays" at Alternative. The song is currently the #1 most added track at Modern Rock radio two weeks running.

Produced by Dave Sardy -- who helmed "GET BORN," as well as recent efforts by such bands as Oasis, Wolfmother, and Dirty Pretty Things -- "SHINE ON" sees Jet again putting their own contemporary stamp on timeless guitar-fueled rock 'n' roll. The band spent much of 2005 and 2006 working on "SHINE ON," including writing sessions at facilities in Barbados, Massachusetts, and their home country of Australia. The sessions wound up this spring with a marathon burst of creativity at Sardy's Hillside Manor Studios in Los Angeles.

From the poignant title track to the Captain Beefheart-esque "Holiday" to the massive rocker, "Stand Up," "SHINE ON" lights on a wider gamut of emotions than before, with more varied musical colors and deeper lyrical texture. The result is a full-scale rock 'n' roll sensation like only Jet could create.

Jet came together in 2001, united by a mutual passion for straight-up rock 'n' roll in all its many guises, from blues and garage to punk and psychedelia. Their goal from the get-go was to give new life to their inspirations, invigorating classic sounds with fresh fervor and dollops of contemporary energy. Raw, direct, and instantly irresistible, Jet's vibrant sonic style and heartfelt devotion to exuberant songcraft caused a frenzy in their native Australia and soon caught fire around the world.

Released in 2003, "GET BORN" proved an international blockbuster, with worldwide sales exceeding three and a half million units. Driven by a fistful of massively successful hit singles -- including the #1 smashes "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Cold Hard Bitch," as well as "Rollover DJ" and "Look What You've Done" -- the album instantly established Jet as one of the most potent and popular rock outfits on the planet. In the U.S., both "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Look What You've Done" earned RIAA platinum digital single certifications.

The band also earned a rep as an electrifying live outfit, blowing up stages everywhere they played -- as headliners, festival showstoppers, and special guests of such like-minded superstars as Oasis.

Jet has received a long list of international awards, highlighted by a MTV Video Music Award for 2004's "Best Rock Video," for the "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" clip. Also included on the band's honor roll are an American Music Awards nomination as "Favorite Artist - Alternative Music," and a triumphant six-trophy sweep of 2004's ARIA Music Awards in their home country.

Jet is: Nic Cester -- guitar, vocals; Chris Cester -- drums, vocals; Cam Muncey -- guitar, vocals; Mark Wilson -- bass.

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20    Austin, TX            La Zona Rosa             On sale 8/26
21    Dallas, TX            Gypsy Ballroom           On sale 8/26
22    Houston, TX           Warehouse                On sale 8/26
25    Chicago, IL           The Vic                  On sale 8/26
27    New York, NY          Irving Plaza             On sale 8/30
29    Philadelphia, PA      Theatre of Living Arts   On sale 8/25


1     Toronto, ON           Guvernment               On sale 8/31
4     Anaheim, CA           House of Blues           On sale 9/2
5     Los Angeles, CA       The Fonda                On sale 8/26
7     Las Vegas, NV         The Joint                On sale 8/26

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