After a turbulent week that deeply affected a lot of people, Andrew McMahon reminded us just how much greatness there is in the world at his 7th annual Dear Jack Benefit concert. As always, the DJB took place on 11/11, a date that holds a lot of meaning to many of Andrew’s longtime fans. This year’s traveling event was held at The Observatory in Orange County and included a full on Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Jack’s Mannequin, and Something Corporate reunion!

On Thursday, Andrew posted a video of himself participating in the Mannequin Challenge with his current bandmates in the Wilderness, as well as Josh Partington, Kevin “Clutch” Page, Brian Ireland, Bobby “Raw” Anderson, and William Tell of Something Corporate.


Do these guys know how to freeze time or what?


The benefit concert marked Something Corporate’s first time playing together since their 2010 reunion tour and included major hits like “Punk Rock Princess”, “Hurricane”, “I Woke Up In A Car”, and of course, “Konstantine”. In keeping with the theme of election week, Jack’s Mannequin’s “Last Straw” and “Swim”, and Tom Petty’s “American Girl” all made their way into the impressive set list.

Not only was this the best party ever but the Dear Jack Foundation was able to exceed its goal for the 100k challenge by raising $181,597 towards cancer research.

You can check out footage from last week’s Dear Jack Benefit concert below:


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Related: Boroughs, bodegas, and bars inspire Andrew McMahon’s sunny new single “Fire Escape”


On February 10th Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness will release their sophomore album Zombies on Broadway with a national tour to follow.


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