Jack Antonoff as Bleachers performed in Central Park on Friday for the “GMA” Summer Concert Series. Watch the videos below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, “Good Morning America” is hosting outdoor concerts every Friday during the summer months. The shows, which are free and open to the public, take place at Rumsey’s Playfield, and ties into Central Park’s SummerStage events. Though “GMA” broadcasts early in the morning, and fans have to show up even earlier to score good spots by the stage, the concerts are always a fun way to kick off the weekend.
That was no exception today with Bleachers. For a while, Antonoff was best known for his role as one of the three members in Fun. While working in that group, he formed Bleachers as a side project, and first released a single, called “I Wanna Get Better,” for his new act in early 2014. A debut album followed later that year, and then a second album in 2015. A third album, called Gone Now, just came out in June. To date, the record peaked at number 6 on the Top Alternative Albums chart and hit ninth place on the Top Rock Albums list.
For the “GMA” concert, Antonoff performed two songs from the album, the single “Don’t Take The Money” and “I Miss Those Days.” The official recording for “Don’t Take The Money” actually features additional vocals from Lorde, but she unfortunately did not join the performance. Antonoff also threw it back a few years by singing “I Wanna Get Better,” which was a number one hit on the Alternative Songs chart three years ago.
Interestingly, the music video for “Don’t Take The Money” was directed by Antonoff’s longtime girlfriend, Lena Dunham. Amusingly, she made it clear on Twitter that she had no intention of getting up early for her boyfriend’s concert. After Antonoff tweeted on Thursday night, “who’s coming to GMA in the park tomorrow? gonna play a mini set….,” Dunham hilariously replied, “I’m staying in bed I get enough of your BS at home!” Check out the videos below to see what she missed!
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