Since their formation in 2016, the five young men of Why Don't We—Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson, Daniel Seavey, Jack Avery and Zach Herron—have forged ahead at warp speed. In under two years, they innovatively amassed a diehard fan base through grassroots engagement in the digital arena fueled by a prolific outpouring of new music, constant social media engagement and sold-out cross country tours where online "likes" materialized I.R.L. into millions of screaming fans worldwide.
Drawing on their respective talents and formidable followings, the group emerged as a phenomenon. Beyond generating over 300 million YouTube views and 200 million Spotify streams during that period, the quintet released five EPs—Only The Beginning, Something Different, Why Don't We Just, Invitation and A Why Don't We Christmas. Along with singles such as the 2018 Ed Sheeran-penned single "Trust Fund Baby," this avalanche of music represented an unconventional approach as their audience constantly received new music at a record pace.
Why Don't We carved out a place among pop's elite on the entire iHeart Jingle Ball tour, including a momentous stop at Madison Square Garden sharing the stage with the likes of Taylor Swift, Sheeran and more. They sold out their first-ever headline tour throughout North America and followed that up by selling out an even bigger headliner in 2018, including multiple nights in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. Now, they hit the road in 2019, including a stop at Starlight Theatre Thursday, July 25.