Multi-platinum Chart-topping Band AJR First-ever Arena Tour Release the Maybe Man
Nov 10, 2023
Today, the multi-platinum chart-topping band AJR officially released their fifth studio album, The Maybe Man, via their own AJR Productions label and Mercury/Republic Records.
In celebration of the album, AJR will embark on The Maybe Man Tour next spring, a 43-city arena tour across the continent. Their first arena tour, promoted by Live Nation, will include a stop at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, on Wednesday, April 3, AND Thursday, July 25, 2024.
Watch the teaser video HERE.
Last night, the band appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for their first-ever late night couch conversation. You can watch AJR’s interview HERE and their performance of “Yes I’m A Mess” on the show HERE. They are also set to perform the new single on Live with Kelly and Mark later this morning.
Across 12 dynamic tracks, AJR present their big, sad, titular superhero constantly questioning who he is - an incredibly relatable and often unspoken aspect of life. Stream the full album HERE and watch “The Maybe Man” music video HERE.
The album includes five previously released tracks, including “Yes I’m A Mess,”, which was just released and has already amassed 15M global streams, “The Dumb Song,” which has over 20M global streams and over 1M views on YouTube, “The DJ Is Crying For Help,” which has nearly 20M global streams and 4.5M views on YouTube, and “I Won’t,” which they premiered on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and has amassed over 52M global streams and nearly 7M views on Youtube. AJR also recently released “God Is Really Real,” which is written about their father, Gary Metzger, who tragically passed away earlier this year. The heartfelt song resonated in the hearts of listeners worldwide who had grown to love Gary as an unofficial fourth member of the band. See the band’s heartfelt letter to fans in response to their support HERE.
“In your mid-to-late twenties, you start to think about your life. There’s endless potential, but it’s also scary because you don’t know who you’re going to be. This album examines that personal existential crisis and the prevalent question of, ‘Who am I?’” AJR share. “We’ve experienced a lot this past year and decided to write about all the serious issues you face as you get older in the most AJR-way we could.”
Tickets will be available starting with a Seated registration presale beginning on Monday, November 13 at 10AM ET through Thursday, November 16 at 10 PM. Fans can sign up to access presale tickets via Seated now at ajrbrothers.com. Verizon will also offer customers an exclusive presale through Verizon Up. Verizon customers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning on Monday, November 13 at 10 AM ET through Thursday, November 16 at 10 PM - for more details visit Verizon Up. The general on-sale will begin on Friday, November 17 at 9 AM at ajrbrothers.com.
$1 for every ticket sold will go towards Planet Reimagined, a non-profit organization co-founded by Adam Met, that trains the climate leaders of the future with customized programs for action-researchers from around the world, teaching them how to combine thought and advocacy for measurable impact to fight the climate crisis and deliver fair solutions for people and the planet.
On the road, AJR have recently toured across Europe throughout the Summer. They ignited a multitude of high-profile stages, including Lollapalooza Berlin, Zurich Openair Festival, and Szieget Festival, and capped off the year with SEMA Fest in Las Vegas last weekend.
The trio continues to put up staggering numbers on their music, crossing over 5 billion in global streams and climbing. Additionally, they sold upwards of 350,000 tickets in the US to their “OK Orchestra” World Tour, showcasing their biggest production yet and affirming them as one of the most consistently captivating and thrilling live acts.They brought the larger-than-life production to Australia and Europe as well. See clips from the OK Orchestra World Tour here & here.
AJR make the kind of music that encourages you to keep going. For as much as their multi-dimensional soundscapes, theatrical delivery, and big screen-worthy vision provide an escape, the multi-platinum, chart-topping trio of brothers—Adam [vocals/bass], Jack [vocals/guitar], and Ryan Met [guitar/piano/vocals]—also manage to intimately empathize with listeners everywhere. The band constructed an inimitable and immersive world soundtracked by a truly alternative vision for pop. Beyond 5 billion streams and counting, the group notched a string of seismic smashes, including “Bang!” (3x-platinum) and “Weak” (3x-platinum), “Burn The House Down” (2x-platinum), and “100 Bad Days” (platinum),“Sober Up” (platinum), and “I’m Ready” (platinum). Following their platinum breakout album The Click , the boys consecutively crashed the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 with Neotheater  and OK Orchestra . Recently, their song “World’s Smallest Violin” had a resurgence online with over 2 million video creates on TikTok with over 10 billion combined views between the official sound, original sounds, and sped up versions.
Traveling around the globe with their own version of the Greatest Show on Earth, they’ve packed arenas on multiple continents, selling nearly 1 million tickets thus far. In addition to earning widespread acclaim, they’ve ignited late-night television and are composing the score for Harold & the Purple Crayon on Broadway. Their debut album for Mercury Records/Republic Records, The Maybe Man, might just be their most identifiable body of work yet. In true AJR fashion, they came up with a larger-than-life way to explain the existential crisis of growing up and also process and deal with their father’s passing. Enter The Maybe Man. The title character is “a big sad superhero who is always questioning who he is.” Like a giant out of your favorite fairy tale (remade in kickass 3-D), emotion hangs over his head, so it doesn’t have to hang over yours.
The Maybe Man Tracklisting
1. Maybe Man
2. Touchy Feely Fool
3. Yes I’m A Mess
4. The Dumb Song
6. Turning Out Pt. iii
7. Hole In The Bottom of My Brain
8. The DJ is Crying For Help
9. I Won’t
10. Steve’s Going To London
11. God Is Really Real