why don't we – 8 Letters Tour Asia WHY DON’T WE At New Frontier Theater On Nov 18, 2019

And that was where I was like ‘OK, I am going to start performing in front of screaming girls,’” Herron says. The sixth single of 2019, Come to Brazil” dropped on June 27, after WDW performed a snippet at WZPL’s Birthday Bash.

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WHY DON'T WEWhy Don’t We’s current single 8 Letters” continues to climb at Top 40 radio, ascending into the Top 25 and boasting over 130 million global audio and video streams to date. PAPER spoke with the group on the New York leg of their tour across North America, Europe, and Asia. And though tired from a long bus ride, and preparing for the first night of their three-show stint in the city, the boys — like the live wires that they are — brought a fun, electric energy only teenagers could bring to a full day at work.

Seavey, along with his bandmates Jack Avery, 18; Corbyn Besson, 19; Zach Herron, 16; Jonah Marais, 19; have brought the boy band into 2017 with flashy stage sets, a trendy look and a dominant social media following (22 million Instagram fans and counting!). But they don’t forget about the choreography and harmonized vocals that have become their hallmark.

Known for their prolific, creative output, Why Don’t We unveiled Cold in LA,” their second brand new song and companion music video of 2019. The track follows last month’s arrival of Big Plans,” which instantly shot to #1 on the iTunes all genres chart, with the accompanying music video seeing nearly 5 million views on YouTube.

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Stephen Puth knows that the most powerful, heartfelt songs in pop music history are about love. A singer, songwriter, and musician, Puth also writes songs that traffic in affairs of the heart. Growing up, he developed his love for music by immersing himself in classic rock and becoming enamored with legends like Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. Classically trained in piano and self-taught on the guitar, he went on to become a songwriter-for-hire, having written songs for artists such as The Vamps, Pretty Much, Daniel Skye, Jack & Jack, and Stanaj before deciding to become an artist in his own right. Now as one of Arista Records’ newest signees, Puth hopes to create music that resonates with people.

I definitely miss just hanging with friends, coming home from school and getting homework out of the way quickly so you can just hang out the rest of the night,” says Besson, the only member sustaining a long-distance relationship. Seavey quickly jumps in to add some levity. As a solo artist, it would probably be so much harder.” All day, the band are overwhelmingly polite to each other – each member is quick to compliment each other’s abilities and achievements, whether it’s Avery and Herron’s vocal abilities, Marais’ astounding following as a solo artist, Seavey’s polymath musicianship or even Besson’s success at maintaining his relationship while on the road.

Given the notoriously ephemeral nature of boy bands, whether they will achieve ubiquity and stand the test of time is not certain, but they are unquestionably living in their moment, and they are letting us in on it. That is, of course, on the condition that we smile and have a good time.

8 LETTERS was preceded by a trio of wildly popular tracks, Hooked,” Talk,” and, most recently, the album’s infectious title track. The songs have collectively garnered over 43 million streams on Spotify alone in under 3 months in advance of today’s album release; their companion videos have logged an additional 38 million views on YouTube.

Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet and are free with admission to the Fair.

Stillwater native Jonah Marais made his Minnesota State Fair Grandstand debut five years ago. It was the (then) 16-year-old’s second performance ever and he made the most of his two songs and even engaged in some mildly flirtatious behavior with the crowd, which consisted almost entirely of young girls.

Prior to coming together, the five young men – Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron – stood out as performers in their own right. Jack built a growing subscriber base on YouTube, and Daniel etched a space in the hearts of viewers everywhere on American Idol.

Most bands see their members find fame together. They start out as unrecognized people making music together in hopes that the audiences at their shows get bigger and bigger. But for Why Don’t We the case was different. All five members of Why Don’t We already had careers before they decided to form a band together. They all had followings from their previous ventures, but then decided to come together to form a band. Now the boys are determined to take over the music charts together. They are currently on their 8 Letters Tour, where in total they will be performing over 90 shows. Before the band gets even bigger than they already are, here are some facts you should know about Why Don’t We.

By extension, one might argue, true status comes from having the discretion to opt out of the frenzy. As Sivers shared in one podcast interview , I find it funny when people preface their emails saying, ‘I know you must be incredibly busy,’ and I always shock them by going, ‘No, I’m not busy’…. It’s like, ‘No, I don’t have to do anything for anyone, so I don’t do anything I don’t want to do…I’ve got time.” By changing the way we think about busyness — from a marker of status to a mark of servitude — it may become easier to say no to the parade of endless obligations (from catch-up calls to informational interviews) that skitter across our desks every day.

I never thought I would be in a boy band to be honest,” Herron admits. They opened Wednesday’s 80-minute set with one of their charting songs — ”Trust Fund Baby” — and cruised through another 20, plus a four-song mashup of their popular favorites midway through the set.

The screams at the front of Chevy Court were deafening. When boy band Why Don’t We took the stage, a decibel meter 2 inches in front of the musicians read 130. Why Don’t We, the next boy band likely to rise to One Direction level, headlined Allentown Fair’s grandstand Saturday, and darned if it didn’t put on a strong, musically sound and entertaining show.


Hailing from Portland, Oregon, 17-year-old Daniel Seavey made it to the top 10 of American Idol’s 14th season. After venturing into music by writing songs on his sister’s toy piano, he moved on to playing cello, violin, saxophone, and guitar along with several other instruments, in addition to singing. “For a long time I’d only sing alone in my room, but in middle school I decided to sing for a talent show at school,” says Daniel. “I was so nervous, but it ended up going really well – afterward all these girls were following me home.” That response inspired him to begin busking in downtown Portland, which quickly drew major crowds. Following his turn on American Idol, Daniel focused his attention on creating his own original music.

Before they formed, most members of Why Don’t We already had fans. Besson and Marais were live streaming their home performances on platforms like YouNow, sometimes for audiences as large as 60,000 at once who would tune in to watch the teens croon. Herron’s posted a cover of Shawn Mendes’ Stitches” on Instagram that earned 20 million views when cross-posted to Facebook. Avery covered Ed Sheeran’s catalog for his personal YouTube page. Seavey, who plays several instruments, was the only one to gain his platform from national television — a once untraditional mode of launching a career now made to feel quaintly old school — when he placed in the Top Seven on on American Idol.

Jack Avery sings in this Bruno Mars-esque vocal register on the track Runner” and accompanying it is an atmospheric electro-pop beat with crisp 808s and a rather timid bass. The vocals are abnormally high in the mix, but the instrumentals are well-produced and manage to lend a commercial-friendly pop aesthetic without being too polished.

And then I joined Impact, a meet-and-greet tour,” Herron recalls. Meet-and-greet tours like 2016’s Impact brought them around the country, while putting an emphasis on the fans, giving them a chance to meet young musicians, comedians and general internet-famous personalities. Content creators would visit major US cities to sing, dance and get one-on-one face time with their budding fandoms. And that was where I was like ‘OK, I am going to start performing in front of screaming girls,’” Herron says.

Why Don’t We is Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais and Jack Avery. Zach: Jack’s always the funny one. Jonah is the guy I go and talk to. Corbyn’s the brains. Daniel’s the musical genius. The boys also name Jon Bellion (Herron’s pick) and Frank Ocean (Besson’s fave) as their musical influences.

Instead, these five young men-Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, and Zach Herron-have forged ahead at warp speed. In under two years, they innovatively amassed a diehard fan base through grassroots engagement in the digital arena fueled by a prolific outpouring of new music, constant social media engagement, and sold-out cross country tours where online “likes” materialized I.R.L. into millions of screaming fans worldwide.

Why Don’t We has the uncanny ability to release one single and EP after another, then charged with the zeal and enthusiasm to go on tour shortly thereafter. Some of their chart-toppers include singles such as “Something Different” , “Invitation”, and a song featured on a track by Logan Paul called “Help Me Help You.” For their new EP, the song Trust Fund Baby,” they were entrusted by superstar singer-songwriter to interpret, record, and include this in their current EP.

In 1968, the world at their feet, the Quality Quartet released their White Album, officially titled The Beatles”. Such was Paul McCartney‘s unwavering self-belief at the time, that the following sequence of events was considered perfectly acceptable: watching two monkeys have a quickie in the street in India; making a note to himself that humans don’t, on the whole, tend to do that; and then writing and recording a song in which he asks 15 times why that’s the case, intermittently following the question with Ooh”.

After the band had taken a month’s break between their last (Hawaii) and second last show (Seattle) of the North American dates on their 8 Letters Tour, the fifth single of the project was released, titled Unbelievable” Four days prior to this, band member Jack Avery announced the birth of his (secret) daughter Lavender, born on April 22nd.

Drawing on their respective talents and formidable followings, the group emerged as a phenomenon. Beyond generating over 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 their audience constantly received new music at a record pace. Why Don’t We carved out a place among pop’s elite on the entire iHeart Jingle Ball tour, including a momentous stop at Madison Square Garden sharing the stage with the likes of Taylor Swift, Sheeran, and more. They sold out their first-ever headline tour throughout North America and followed that up by selling out an even bigger headliner in 2018, including multiple nights in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Toronto.


The first single from their debut album , Hooked”, was released on June 7th, 2018. The second track on the album, Talk”, was released July 6th, 2018, which peaked at #1 on the American iTunes Chart. The third and title track of the album was released on August 19, 2018. The full debut album was dropped 22 days later on August 31st.

Next, they met David Loeffler and Randy Phillips, two industry vets and old friends of Lucero who became their managers (Lucero remains on the team as tour manager). Two months after forming, they released their debut EP Only the Beginning. It kicked off a unique strategy: While it’s not unusual for a new artist to test the waters with one or two EPs ahead of an album, the five total (including a recent Christmas EP) they have released in their first year of existence is a new kind of prolific. But it’s worked: in June, they were signed by Atlantic Records, which will release their debut album.

Unlike boy bands, solo pop singers are a far more mixed bag – some really good and some, well, not. Don’t Change” was released April 19, 2019, as part of the UglyDolls soundtrack, marking the first time the band has released a song for a movie soundtrack.

That’s a small crowd in a building that could have seated 10,000 more for the concert. But those who were there were into the show in classic boy band fashion, screaming at every slinky dance move and singing along with nearly every song.

Singer Max (nee Schneider) had tons of energy – posing, vamping and running, jumping and dancing (sometimes spinning) about the stage in an eight-song, 31-minute set. But his music wasn’t as distinctive.


Welcome to the final show of the tour,” group member Jonah Marias told the audience – which, appearing to be something close to 5,000, was almost entirely female, but surprisingly slightly older than the adolescent and ‘tween age usually tapped into boy bands.

Guys, can we cheers again?” asks Zach Herron for the umpteenth time. The giggling 16-year-old is in the middle of directing a intricate Instagram story, in which his Why Don’t We bandmates hold up matching mugs of hot chocolate at a restaurant a few blocks away from Live With Kelly and Ryan, where they just performed their sugary singles These Girls” and Something Different.” Herron’s bandmates, the blonde Corbyn Besson and curley-haired Jack Avery, both 18, begrudgingly oblige, and Herron posts it as a story to Why Don’t We’s 2.1 million Instagram followers. The process becomes more complex as an irreverent short film emerges, soon involving 18-year-old Daniel Seavey, who had already posted a photo of 19-year-old Jonah Marais, who calls himself the group dad” based off his barely older age and generally more coolheaded demeanor — sipping his coffee off to the side.

The band is currently in the midst of a massive globetrotting, world tour, which has recently taken their exhilarating live show overseas throughout Asia – including stops in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and the Philippines – and Australia before returning stateside. October will see Why Don’t We crossing the Atlantic for their biggest European tour thus far, with shows scheduled in Spain, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, culminating in an October 25th finale at London’s famed Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.

As for the band itself, Why Don’t We is formulaically generic. The five guys — Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach Herron — all who have some success either on the web or in the case of Seavey on American Idol,” came together to take a shot at pop stardom. This is an actual band,” they said in a 2016 video of the group announcement that was projected on the giant video screen.

The boy band featuring Zach Herron, Jack Avery, Daniel Seavey, Corbyn Besson, and Jonah Marais is currently living out your worst nightmare. While in Chicago celebrating their three-year anniversary of debuting their group, they all apparently got stuck in an elevator and live-tweeted the rescue attempt.

Corbyn: It was pretty easy. We were all friends before being in the band, and I toured with Jack and Zach for about a year so we were close. There was already this bond there, so it wasn’t like we were thrown into this and had to force the friendship or make it all business. It just clicked, and it’s been pretty good ever since.

Inside Why Don’t We members’ – – Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery, Zach Herron – race to crack pop radio and be the next huge boy band. Why Don’t We have released one studio album , five extended plays , fifteen music videos , and twenty singles (including one as featured artist).

Corbyn Besson had also released his own single called “The Only One” and had already had a following on YouNow. Eben’s nine-song, 33-minute set was a mix of electronic music and hop-hop (think twenty one pilots; he also was backed by a single drummer) that was better because it was far more distinctive.WHY DON'T WE

Seavey, along with his bandmates Jack Avery, 18; Corbyn Besson, 19; Zach Herron, 16; Jonah Marais, 19; have brought the boy band into 2017 with flashy stage sets, a trendy look and a dominant social media following (22 million Instagram fans and counting!). But they don’t forget about the choreography and harmonized vocals that have become their hallmark.

Known for their prolific, creative output, Why Don’t We unveiled Cold in LA,” their second brand new song and companion music video of 2019. The track follows last month’s arrival of Big Plans,” which instantly shot to #1 on the iTunes all genres chart, with the accompanying music video seeing nearly 5 million views on YouTube.

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