With a growing fan base that is now over eleven million through social media, Omaha natives Jack and Jack are planning an on stage performance on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Ralston Arena.
Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky recently played to sold out crowds across the country as part of the social media themed 'DigiTour" featuring their own hit music, comedy skits, stunts and fan interaction.
Jack and Jack - LIVE In Concert with special guest Hot Boy begins at 7pm Saturday, December 20, 2014.
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Original Story Posted August 21, 2014
When we last checked with Vine sensations Jack and Jack they had a following of more than a million fans.
At that time last February, Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky were seniors at Westside High School and working every afternoon after school on a new six second video to post on Vine and keep their growing fan base engaged.
They had also just published their first digital song and it was very well received.
At the time Jack Johnson told WOWT 6 News, "so like maybe can get our name out there in the music industry."
Six months later, and with five songs published along with a music video on You Tube, the name Jack and Jack is resonating in the music industry.
Gilinsky, who turns 18 in September, and 18-year old Johnson assumed they would be moving into college dorms about this time for their freshman years.
Instead the childhood friends are in the midst of an 18-city road trip sponsored by DigiTour Media starring Jack and Jack on stage in choreographed concerts featuring their music. .
"I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming that all of this is happening," said Gilinsky.
Los Angeles has been home this summer where they walked the red carpet as nominees for "Best Viner" in the Teen Choice awards.
"And we've been rehearsing 6 hours every day for the concert tour," said Johnson. "It's the real deal and we're so excited to be able to connect with our fans by performing in person."
While all of this has been going on, the daily Vines have become more occasional.
"But we have a lot of new material written down and we'll be back up to speed with vines when this tour is over," promised Johnson.
Jack and Jack have also connected with their fans in a video game app called "Let it Goat." It was created at SkyVU in Omaha and features Jack and Jack characters running through obstacles with one of their hit songs in the background.
There were a million downloads of the program in the first month. A new version of the video app comes out next week.
Not many recent high school grads have an attorney and talent agent, along with savings accounts that are growing beyond their wildest expectations.
"It's all happened so quickly," said Johnson. " We're just so grateful for it.."
"This is always what I've wanted to do," added Gilinsky. "I love doing it and I'm just really grateful that I can do what I love for a living, so it's awesome."
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