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Friday, July 31, 2015

Indie Rockers Bleachers to Play Free Concert at Jacobs Pavilion on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 6:34 AM

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A few years ago, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff [pictured] started writing songs for a solo project that he subsequently dubbed Bleachers. He initially kept the songs a secret because he just didn’t want to be bombarded with questions about when the album would come out and what it would sound like. Antonoff wrote songs for what would become last year's Strange Desire, a heady collection of synth-pop tunes, in Stockholm, Malaysia and Australia from a solo project he christened Bleachers. He wrote anywhere and everywhere. When he had time off, he’d head into a studio in New York or L.A. and lay down some tracks.

The album became a hit and Antonoff played sold out shows last year in support of it. He brings Bleachers back to town on Sunday to play a free, private concert at Jacobs Pavilion with indie electronic artist, Robert DeLong. It serves as a prelude to the fourth annual Budweiser Made In America festival that takes place in Philadelphia from Sept. 5 to 6. Attendees will be automatically entered to win a free trip to that show. The concert takes place at 5 p.m. and tickets are required. You must be 21 and you must RSVP.     

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