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Jet swoops into Bar on the Hill during anniversary tour

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It’s been two decades since Australian rockers Jet released its seminal debut album Get Born, featuring the classic Are You Gonna Be My Girl.

So, to mark the 20th anniversary of the smash record, Nic Cester and the boys are hitting the road, with a stopover at Newcastle’s Bar on the Hill on Saturday 8 June.

The band will play Get Born in full, re-visiting the incredible track list that won them fans right across the world, including Look What You’ve Done, Rollover DJ and Get Me Outta Here.

In fact, they’re songs that sound as invigorating today as they did 20 years ago.

Get Born was a rare and unique moment of total planetary alignment where we somehow managed to capture lighting in a bottle,” Cester said.

Colleague Mark Wilson sheepishly agreed.

“I don’t remember much about the actual day Get Born was released,” he added.

“I think we were in Pittsburgh.

“I’m sure we celebrated, but to be honest we celebrated every night back in those days.

“2003 was one big blurry haze for me.”

Get Born scored six ARIA Awards and was certified nine times platinum in Australia, making it one of the top 5 highest-selling Australian rock albums of all time.

The unparalleled success of it at home was only one part of the story.

Jet then topped both the US Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts and toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Kings of Leon, with eventual total worldwide sales in excess of 5 million.

After calling it a day in 2012, the group briefly reformed in 2017 to play with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on their sold-out Australian tour of that year.

Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped its toe back in the “live” waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold-out concerts at Sydney and Melbourne zoos.

The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that demand for Jet – Cester (vocals/guitar), Chris Cester (vocals/drums), Cam Muncey (vocals/guitar) and Wilson (bass) – was stronger than ever.

Get Born was followed by the albums Shine On in 2006 and Shaka Rock in 2009.

In November last year, the band received the honour of being inducted into the 2023 ARIA Hall Of Fame.

For complete tour and ticket information, go to livenation.com.au

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