Jet Announce Band Break-Up

2012-03-26

Story by Anne Erickson

Australian rock band Jet have officially called it quits

After a decade together, Australian rock band Jet are throwing in the towel. The band’s members have decided to “pursue separate creative endeavors,” according to a release. Although fans will likely be disappointed to get the news of the break, it sounds like the guys are leaving on good terms, which is always a plus.

Here’s the band’s official statement announcing the split: “After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group. From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”

Jet became a household name in 2003 with their debut hit, “Are You  Gonna Be My Girl,” which was eventually featured in the original commercial for Apple’s iPod. The guys also scored an opening slot on the Rolling Stones’ Australian tour and scored the highest selling debut in Australian history with their album, “Get Born.” Combined with 2006’s “Shine On” and 2009’s “Shaka Rock,” Jet has pushed a whopping 6.5 million albums across the globe.

Even though the guys are breaking up, they promise to keep keep their music and legacy thriving through new licensing, publishing and merchandise releases, so expect to still see “new” Jet surface in the coming years. “We will continue the Jet brand and their global footprint,” said Jet manager and Tenth Street Entertainment’s Vice President of Tour Marketing Brad Friess. “Although the band will cease to exist as an entity, we will be working very closely with the members of Jet to keep the fans happy with new product in the market place.”