By Diane DiResta
DNCE fans were able to have their cake and eat it too. On June 1st, DNCE gave a live performance at the Empire State Building and sang their hit songs” Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush” to a cheering crowd. The brief and intimate concert was performed for a select audience of winners from Z100 New York as a prelude to the evening concert at Barclay’s Center in the same evening.
The DJ from Z100 interviewed the band members on stage asking them questions about their favorite food, who was the sloppiest, and how the group got its name. Joe Jonas said he couldn’t remember but thought DNCE was the result of a misspelling. Realizing that most url’s are already taken, they decided to keep the name and the rest is history.
Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the unexpected release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean,” their now certified double-platinum breakout smash which has made them one of 2016’s most buzzworthy acts. It was released in September 2015 and included in their 4-track SWAAU (Republic Records). “Cake by the Ocean” made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was a hit across multiple formats and reached #1 at HAC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 5 on the Top 40 radio airplay chart. It reached Top 10 on iTunes in over 10 countries and generated more than 200 million streams on Spotify. Their newest single, “Toothbrush” has made the Top 40 radio stations like New York’s Z100 and Los Angeles’ KISSFM.
The music video for the song stars supermodel Ashley Graham and received critical praise from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, In Style, People, and Rolling Stone. Joe Jonas assembled the group in the summer of 2015 and all-star bandmates include: bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, South Korean bred guitarist JinJoo, who toured with the Jonas Brothers, Charli XCX and Ceel o Green and drummer Jack Lawless. The band is presently on tour through the summer to promote their debut EP, SWAAY with singer and actress Selena Gomez.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING PARTNERS WITH NEW YORK’S #1 HIT STATION Z100 TO HOST INTIMATE PERFORMANCE WITH DNCE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
WHO: Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo of DNCE.
WHAT: DNCE will visit the Empire State Building to perform their hit songs “Toothbrush” and “Cake by the Ocean” for a select group of lucky winners from Z100 New York before the group’s Barclays Center show on the evening of Wednesday, June 1. The stripped-down performance will be followed by a photo opportunity on the 86th floor observatory.
WHERE: Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Performance Viewing: 12:00 p.m. ET
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2015, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 723,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.
WHTZ-FM Z100, New York’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, is owned and operated by iHeartMedia. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 900 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the unexpected release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean,” their now certified double-platinum breakout smash which has made them one of 2016’s most buzzworthy acts. Released in September 2015 and included on the group’s 4-track debut EP, SWAAY(Republic Records), the song entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is a certified smash at radio across multiple formats, reaching #1 at HAC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 5 on the Top 40 radio airplay chart, becoming one of the most played songs of the year. Internationally, “Cake By The Ocean” reached Top 10 on iTunes in over 10 countries and has generated over 200 million streams on Spotify. Their latest single “Toothbrush” has already been added to powerhouse Top 40 radio stations like New York’s Z100 and Los Angeles’ KIISFM. The recently released music video for the song stars sultry supermodel Ashley Graham and has garnered wide critical praise from media outlets likeEntertainment Weekly, InStyle, People and Rolling Stone. Assembled by frontman Joe Jonas in the summer of 2015, DNCE’s all-star bandmates include bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, who co-founded the band Semi Precious Weapons, South Korean bred guitarist JinJoo, who has toured with the Jonas Brothers, Charli XCX, and CeeLo Green, and drummer Jack Lawless, who has previously joined the Jonas Brothers, Night Terrors of 1927, and Soft Swells on the road. The band is currently on tour through the summer in support if their debut EP, SWAAY, with multi-platinum singer and actress Selena Gomez.