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Jack Antonoff is officially (and publicly) manifesting a new Bleachers album for 2022. With a Saturday Night Live cameo already under Bleachers’ belt, fans look forward to more announcements and live performances from the “I Wanna Get Better” rock band.

Jack Antonoff and Bleachers released ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ in 2021

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs on stage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs on stage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival | Steven Ferdman/Getty Images

This band always wants to get better. Bleachers, with frontman Antonoff, rose in popularity with songs like “I Wanna Get Better,” “Don’t Take the Money,” and “Let’s Get Married.” In 2021, the band released their album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night, earning millions of Spotify streams in the process.

In addition to releasing and recording original music, Antonoff is known for collaborating with award-winning artists like Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Lorde. As a proud New Jersey native, Antonoff even featured Bruce Springsteen on “Chinatown.”

“None of us are in control,” Antonoff said during an interview with Rolling Stone. “To be a songwriter is to wake up every morning and pray that you’re hit with it. Sometimes you’re feeling it, and you just can’t f****** get it. It’s maddening.” 

“And then sometimes you get it, and you’re working on it forever, forever and forever,” he continued. “It’s like this crazy puzzle that you can’t put together, and you work on it for a year. And then one day, you’re having lunch with a friend, and you get an idea in a split second that’s better than that whole year’s work.”

Jack Antonoff is manifesting a new Bleachers album for 2022

For fans with and without a tomato emoji on their Twitter account, Antonoff shared exciting news on his social media platform. The artist shared an update on his band Bleachers and their plans for the new year.

“I am going to put out a Bleachers album this year,” the songwriter tweeted on New Year’s Day. The post earned over 30 thousand likes, with fans making plenty of jokes in the comments section. There’s no official premiere date for this album — not yet, anyway. 


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Bleachers already have several performances lined up

This year has already brought several exciting announcements from Bleachers. On Jan. 15, the band appeared on Saturday Night Live. Additionally, Antonoff teased live performances. That includes a two-night mini-residency in Boston’s Roadrunner. 

The first night features a live performance of 2014’s Strange Desire in its entirety. The second night features the entirety of Gone Now. In June 2022, the band will appear at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre with Wolf Alice. 

Bleachers has performances planned for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Music Festival. 

Additionally, fans anticipate the return of Antonoff’s Shadow of the City Festival held at Asbury Park’s iconic venue, The Stone Pony. (Last year’s Shadow of the City featured appearances from Beach Bunny and Japanese Breakfast.)