I just realized I’m the same age as Andrew McMahon when he was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Watch the Dear Jack documentary if you haven’t already. It’s 67 minutes about a 22 year old Andy McMahon that was admitted to the hospital as a Leukemia patient the same day he finished mastering Jack’s Mannequin’s first album, Everything in Transit.
Today on his blog, Andy announced that Jack’s Mannequin is going to play their last concert on November 11.
At the heart of this change is the closing of a very important chapter in my life, one that is no doubt close to all of us. On November 11th, in Los Angeles at the 3rd annual Dear Jack benefit, my band and I will perform our last set as Jack’s Mannequin.
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It’s disappointing news to hear that Jack’s Mannequin will be playing no longer. All three albums are killer. I enjoy listening to them straight through. Unlike some other artists’ albums that only contain a couple hits.
So, the more I think about this, the more I realize it’s probably a good thing. Especially after seeing this tweet. Jack’s Mannequin was basically Andrew McMahon and some other guys. He’s no longer restricted to a label. Maybe that’s good.
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