Posted by Staff on November 3, 2019
One year after the so-called “fake band” Threatin infamously used inauthentic social media clout to hire musicians and secure venues for a European tour, Jered “Threatin” Eames returned to Europe
But instead of playing in front of empty crowds, this time, Eames harnessed his viral fame and played in front of paying customers. Performing as a one-man band alongside blow-up dolls, Eames began his 2019 tour on November 1, 2019 at the Camden Underworld in London to a crowd of 60 audience members.
According to NME critic Hannah Mylrea who attended the concert, the 45-minute set “was as weird as you could imagine.”
Mylrea writes, “Jered is clearly an accomplished guitarist (his vocals, less so) and his band for the evening are slick, but do to the complete lack of crowd interaction and Jered’s wannabe rockstar swagger, it makes for an uncomfortable watch, even without all the ridiculous precursors.”
She added that Eames finished the set “by smashing up the stage — ripping down his banners and decapitating the mannequins — and then giving a mock bow before walking off stage.”Revisit Jered Threatin’s tour hoax: