AJR’s friends want them to “Come Hang Out” in new video

Anyone pursuing a career in music knows that it takes a lot of hard work. Even for those who make their whole living in the field, the hours rarely stop at 9 to 5, as nights and weekends are filled with rehearsals, shows, travel, and media events. Losing out on a normal social life is a sacrifice that has to be made when putting your career first, but there’s no doubt it’s especially tough for those who start young. The members of AJR began playing together in 2005, when youngest brother Jack Met was only 7 years old, Ryan was 11, and oldest brother Adam was 15. As they say on “Come Hang Out”, they’ve made plenty of sacrifices, like skipping prom to go on Elvis Duran’s morning show; their friends don’t always understand why they do it, but they know these are the choices that must be made to go after their dreams.

AJR have now shared the music video for “Come Hang Out”, and it begins with a group of their friends singing the chorus in unison, urging them to stop working so hard and “come hang out.” The brothers are at the same party as all their friends, but it quickly becomes clear that their career – not dancing, eating pizza, or letting loose – is at the forefront of their minds. As passionate as they are about their music, being so focused can leave them feeling pretty lonely.

“Come Hang Out” is included on AJR’s sophomore album The Click, out now via their own label, AJR Productions. The Click is an eclectic but incredibly fun pop-rock record that’s realistic about the growing pains we all face, while still feeling excited about life in general. The band recently began The Click Tour; see a full list of remaining shows below and head to their website to pick up tickets.

 

AJR – The Click Tour Dates:

February 10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground – SOLD OUT
February 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
February 13 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
February 16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
February 17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s – SOLD OUT
February 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
February 20 – Memphis, TN @ The New Daisy Theatre
February 21 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
February 22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
March 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
March 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater – SOLD OUT
April 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
April 7 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Music Hall – SOLD OUT
April 10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
April 11 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
April 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT
April 14 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
April 15 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT
April 17 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 19 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
April 21 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
May 9 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House – SOLD OUT
May 10 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues