It’s only one more day until Jack & Jack perform at The Academy, Dublin! Here are six facts every Jack & Jack fan needs to know…
1.They are BFFs!
18-year-olds Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, AKA Jack & Jack have been best friends since kindergarten. They always dreamt of working together where they could combine their eccentric humour, fun personalities and talent as entertainers.
2. The Vine app helped to launch their career
The summer before their senior year they began making Vines and within 18 months they had a huge fan base on this platform. Their ‘Nerd Vandals’ Vine went viral and was described as “The Perfect Vine” by The Huffington Post . Since then they have worked with a variety of different American brands including Michelin, Verizon, MUDD, Pizza Hut, Material Girl and many more. They have used their fame to create vines to promote a variety of different issues including anti-bullying, skin cancer awareness and safe driving. They also launched The Jack & Jack Vines Game on the app store! Jack & Jack have over 5.5 million followers on Vine.
3. They frequently post on their YouTube channel, JackAndJackVideos
Their hit song ‘Wild Life’ has over 13 million views on YouTube. Watch it here:
4. They have released 15 songs on iTunes
Jack & Jack have independently released 15 original songs on iTunes, all of which have charted on iTunes. Some of their songs have been recognised in the Billboard Charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Pop Digital, Top Twitter Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop.
5. They had huge success in 2014
In 2014 Jack & Jack were the headline performers at the Teen Choice Awards Pre-Party and were also nominated for ‘Viner of the Year’ at The TCA’s. In November 2014 they closed down Michigan Avenue with their performance at the Verizon Michigan Avenue Destination Store Grand Opening, and in January 2015, Verizon asked Jack & Jack back to perform for 1500 lucky winners at the Bayou Music Center, as part of the Verizon Houston Destination Store Grand Opening. In December 2014 Jack & Jack headlined and produced their own show to a sold out crowd, at the Ralston Arena in Omaha, Nebraska. They were interviewed by Ryan Seacrest in the summer of 2014 and he asked them to participate in his 2015 Super Bowl #MakeItHappy campaign, which encourages kindness on the internet and in social media. Jack & Jack were again nominated for a Teen Choice Award in 2015 in the Digital Music Category.
6. They performed at London’s Wembley Arena
Last March Jack and Jack headlined London’s Wembley Arena with The Janoskians and Luke Friend. They are coming back to the UK this month as part of their UK tour and are also making a trip to Ireland!
7. Their EP, Calibraska, went straight to #1 on iTunes
In July 2015, Jack & Jack self-released their long anticipated four-song EP, Calibraska and quickly reached #1 in the world on iTunes.
8. They love their fans!
“We have the most loyal fans in the world and we couldn’t do any of this without them,” say Jack & Jack, who have 18 million social media followers on their various social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Jack & Jack play a sold out concert at The Academy this Wednesday 11 November.
Enjoy the gig!