Jack’s Mannequin, the pop-punk side project of Something Corporate singer Andrew McMahon, was never intended to be full-time gig. It was an outlet for the singer to deal with his battle with leukemia. Five years and three albums later, the band has built a solid following of loyal devotees.
All that may be coming to an end soon, the singer tells mcall.com:
“The fact is, when it comes to Jack’s Mannequin, it’s hard not to include [leukemia] as part of the conversation,” McMahon says is a phone interview. “Cause it got so wrapped up in the conversation. I’m going to be coming off of this tour and pretty much taking the rest of the year off, and part of that’s going to be about answering that question. And seeing if that means that maybe I have to wind down the Jack’s Mannequin name and start looking at music from a different angle so I can unwind my brain from that part of my life.”
Tour dates are limited, with many shows already sold out. If you’re lucky enough to catch them live, it might be bittersweet, but well worth it.