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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019

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Why Don't We

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Why Don't We

Why Don't We

Since its formation in 2016, Why Don’t We haven’t stopped. Instead, these five young men—Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron—have forged ahead at warp speed. Prior to coming together, each member stood out as a performer in his own right. Marais and Besson often livestreamed in-home performances to massive audience as Herron served up viral covers that generated tens of millions of views. Avery built a growing subscriber base on YouTube, and Seavey etched a space in the hearts of viewers on American Idol. They crossed paths during tours and fan engagements in the midst of these burgeoning solo careers. Soon, they found themselves on a group text where the idea of joining forces came up. The collective response: “Why don’t we?” Drawing on their respective talents and formidable followings, the group emerged as a phenomenon. Beyond generating more than 300 million YouTube views and 200 million Spotify streams during that period, the quintet released five EPs—Only The Beginning, Something Different, Why Don’t We Just, Invitation and A Why Don’t We Christmas. Along with singles such as the 2018 Ed Sheeran-penned single “Trust Fund Baby,” this avalanche of music represented an unconventional approach as the group’s audience constantly received new music at a record pace. The group sold out its first-ever headline tour throughout North America and followed that up by selling out an even bigger headliner in 2018.

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