TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
VOGUE THEATRE – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 13 @ 10AM
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE – TORONTO
Doors: 6:00 PM Show: 7:00PM
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2013 @ 10AM
The Janoskians are the ANTI boy band. Although they are five teenage boys from Australia, Beau Brooks (19), Jai Brooks (17), Luke Brooks (17), Daniel Sahyounie (19) and James Yammouni (17) respectfully request that you, “Don’t call us a F&$%ING boy band!” This slogan and their trending #NotABoyBand hashtag have become battle cries for their army of fans around the world and all over the internet.
Their rise to fame through their public disturbance videos on YouTube has surprised everyone, including themselves. They have amassed nearly 100 million total views across their channels and their brand of humor and fearlessness has made them the cool kids on the block for teens and tweens. Their meet and greets have become the stuff of legend, with thousands of screaming fans rushing to meet the boys at spontaneous twitter designated meeting areas. These gorilla style tactics only add to the boys’ unpredictable mystique and have created a very fresh “real time” relationship between themselves and their fans.
While they do indeed inspire fandom, like a boy band, they most assuredly do not act like one. They are the kids that aren’t afraid to suck, to expose their flaws and weaknesses. Nothing is choreographed or slick, it all happens at break neck speeds and everything they do, be it humor, pranks, music, skits or TV shows demonstrates this fear-of-nothing attitude.
In early 2012, MTV saw what was happening online and quickly jumped into the fray. Taking from what the boys were already doing across their own YouTube Channels, MTV shot eight high quality and very funny episodes that aired across MTV’s digital and terrestrial platforms. At the same time, Sony Music Australia felt like they could add music to the boys already potent repertoire. That partnership resulted in their first single “Set the World On Fire,” which went Top 20 on iTunes in 17 different territories without any marketing, radio or promotion.
Later in 2012, Cash Money recording star, Jay Sean, discovered them while touring Australia and put them on a plane to Hollywood. Now with a world tour, a new single (produced by multi-platinum producers OFM), brands running at them from all angles and their ever growing social media domination, the Janoskian world take over is indeed in full effect.