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May182017

Jack Antonoff bringing his entire childhood room on Bleachers tour

ABC/Randy HolmesIf you catch Bleachers on tour this summer supporting their new album, Gone Now, you'll be able to to explore Jack Antonoff's childhood bedroom. Yes, Antonoff is bringing the actual room he grew up in on tour as a traveling art instillation.

In a statement, Antonoff says that "every lyric and note I have ever written has com from the room I grew up in."

"Had all my relationships there," he explains. "Started touring and would come home to this room. "Wrote all the Steel Train songs in there. Started Bleachers in this room while fun. was getting bigger and I was still living there. Strange Desire came from the room, and now, this new album."

"I wished I could play [Gone Now] for people who care about Bleachers in this space that it is coming from and leaving," Antonoff continues. "So I removed my room. Every inch of it. Every wall, the rug, my bed, every poster and sticker. This is literally exactly how I left it. It's a bit literal, but the only way I was going to fully move on and live what I'm trying to live on Gone Now was to remove this room and freeze it."

Antonoff adds that there will be a documentary coming about the actual logistics of removing the room.

"It speaks to how badly I want to enter the next phase of my life and how impossible it is for me to let go of what's gone," he concludes. "'Cause with what's gone are people...this room has seen it all as far as my life goes."

Bleachers will kick off their summer tour on May 20 in Chicago. Gone Now will be released June 2.

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