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- Posted on Mar 26th 2012 6:20PM by Jason MacNeil
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"After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group," the group said. "From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and good night."
Jet formed in Melbourne in 2001 and rose to prominence with their 2003 LP Get Born, a record that went on to become the highest-selling debut in Australian history. The band -- consisting of brothers Nic and Chris Cester, Cameron Muncey and Mark Wilson -- toured extensively behind the album, which also featured singles "Rollover DJ" and "Cold Heart Bitch." The group -- who also performed at Live Aid and opened for the Rolling Stones, among many others -- followed Get Born with their sophomore effort, Shine On, in 2006. Jet's last album was 2009's Shaka Rock, and overall, they sold more than six million albums worldwide.
The press release added that while Jet will no longer be an entity, the group will keep "their music, legacy and brand alive through new licensing, publishing, merchandise, re-records and releases." Meanwhile Chris Cester and Mark Wilson announced last year they formed a side project called DamnDogs.