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Photo of Jack & Jack's Jack Gilinsky in concert at Irving Plaza on April 26, 2019.

Jack Gilinsky © 2019 Early Bird Music / Jimmy Michaels

Highlights: Jack & Jack @ Irving Plaza

Pop duo Jack & Jack kept Irving Plaza dancing Friday night during their second of two nights in NYC.

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Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson, better known as pop duo Jack & Jack, are one of the hottest rising groups in pop. Combining sunny production with relatable lyrics that tell stories of young love, they’ve amassed a die-hard following around the world. “The Jacks,” as many fans refer to them, are so popular in New York that they booked two nights at Irving Plaza, and crowds packed in both nights to play fans a mixed set with new songs from their 2019 debut album, “A Good Friend Is Nice,” and classics from their 2017 EP “GONE.” 

The boys came out on stage and immediately showed off their lifelong chemistry as best friends, dating back to their days growing up in Nebraska together. The crowd of late teens and early 20-somes erupted all night with screams for the boys as they kept the energy up and danced around stage, serenading fans with top songs from their new album like “No One Compares to You,” “Lotta Love” and “Barcelona,” along with long time fan favorites including “Hurt People” and an acoustic arrangement of “Beg.”

They even took a break from their own music and surprised fans with a great cover of Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over,” of which Jack G was able to hit even the highest notes in his falsetto (to massive cheers from the crowd.) 

The night climaxed with the song that made them a pop mainstay, their 2018 summer smash hit “Rise,” a collaboration with British producer Jonas Blue which hit the Billboard Top 40 and has amassed close to a billion streams + views worldwide. The crowd went understandably crazy, singing along with the song’s infectious pre-chorus “They think we’re just drop-outs / Living at our mom’s house / Parents must be so proud / They know it all /No, they don’t speak our language / They say we’re too savage, yeah / No, no, we don’t give a… anymore.”

The night was filled with smiles and dancing, and Jack & Jack delivered at every moment along the way. Keep an eye out for these two as they continue to rise among the pop ranks – if you’re not already familiar, get familiar with their music below, along with photo highlights:

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