Jet Soars To RIAA Platinum

05/11/04

Aussie Combo Rocks America with "Cold Hard" #1 Smash;

Stateside Headlining Tour Set For July

Elektra/Atlantic recording group Jet have emerged as the undisputed rock 'n' roll champions of 2004. Fuelled by the smash singles "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Cold Hard Bitch," the Australian combo's acclaimed debut album, "Get Born," has just been certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales exceeding one million units.

"Cold Hard Bitch" has become the spring's hottest rock single, standing tall as the #1 with-a-bullet favorite at Rock (for the fourth straight week) and Alternative radio coast to coast. The irresistibly stomping single-which is also currently #2 with-a-bullet on this week's Active Rock ranking-impacts CHR/Pop outlets on June 14th.

In addition, the "Cold Hard Bitch" companion video is exploding at MTV, MTV2, and Fuse. The clip-directed by acclaimed video collective Tomorrow's Brightest Minds (Death Cab For Cutie, the Distillers, Longwave)-is one of the Most Played videos at MTV and in "Blowtorch" rotation at MTV2, while also climbing towards the top of the network's Rock Countdown, coming in this week at #2. Over at Fuse, "Cold Hard Bitch" is the #3 Most Played clip on the network's playlist, while VH1 has just put the clip "Cold Hard Bitch" into rotation.

Jet will celebrate their success with an eagerly awaited North American headlining tour, sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Set to kick off in Buffalo, NewYork on July 1st, the itinerary will include performances at Toronto's annual Edgefest on Friday, July 2nd at the Molson Amphitheatre, followed by a Sunday, July 4th headline appearance at Milwaukee's famed Summerfest. Tickets go on sale May 22nd.

The Melbourne-based foursome is currently in the midst of their first-ever national Australian tour (dubbed "Thee Get Well Gone Revue"). Jet will follow that milestone by hitting Europe in late May for a series of dates including a much-anticipated headlining gig at London's Brixton Academy, and appearances at such famed summer festivals as England's Isle of Wight, Germany's Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring, Madrid's Festimad, Portugal's Rock In Rio-Lisbon, and the Netherlands' Pinkpop.

Released on October 7th, 2003, "GET BORN" has spent 30 weeks on the Billboard 200, where it ranks this week at #32. The album's first smash single, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl," topped the Alternative and Rock radio charts, as well as being featured in an acclaimed TV commercial for Apple's iPod.

Alongside its remarkable sales success, the album has also proven an international critical triumph, with enthusiastic reviews in such publications as NME, The Face, Maxim, Q, FHM, and a multitude of others. Here in the States, Rolling Stone raved, "Singer Nic Cester wails like a young Robert Plant, (the) band kicks out the jams like AC/DC, and the world is a better place for it all." "The overall aesthetic is young, loud, and snotty," declared Entertainment Weekly, noting that Jet is "dirty, sweet, and they're our boys."

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

Source: The Atlantic Records Group