The Ready Set
|The Ready Set|
The Ready Set in 2009
|Birth name||Jordan Mark Witzigreuter|
November 14, 1989 |
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Jordan Mark Witzigreuter (born November 14, 1989), known professionally as The Ready Set is an American electropop singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the lead vocalist and sole member of the act, using a backup band while on tour. Witzigreuter created The Ready Set in the basement of his childhood home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has released four studio albums Tantrum Castle, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming, The Bad & The Better, and I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, four extended plays and seven singles. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records, in 2009. He is currently with Hopeless Records.
He is best known for the commercially successful single "Love Like Woe" from his major label debut I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. His follow-up EP, Feel Good Now, was released on October 11, 2011 on Sire Records. He released another extended play, Sorry Sorry, as a preview of his new album in 2013. The rest of his third studio album, now titled The Bad & The Better, was released on May 27, 2014. He released his single, "Trash Talking Love" with Kitty Pryde, in August 2014. His last tour was Vans Warped Tour 2014, he has since announced a fall coheadling tour with Metro Station and The Downtown Fiction. Witzigreuter announced that he has signed with Hopeless Records and is releasing an upcoming fourth studio album titled I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love will be expected to be released on April 8, 2016. The Ready Set is now currently touring with Emblem3 and Megan Nicole on the Waking Up Tour.
- Travis Rountree – drums, percussion
- Cameron Walker-Wright – guitar, backing vocals
- Matthew Shaughn – bass guitar
- Ellie Christie - merch
Former touring members
- Mike Naran - guitar, backing vocals
- Deryck Stanek - guitar, backing vocals
- Keegan Weckler - guitar
- Andy Snyder - bass guitar
- Jason Kuipers - merch
- Katelyn Gentry - merch
|Billboard 200||Top Heatseekers|
|2010||I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming||—||3|
|2014||The Bad & The Better
|2016||I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love
|2011||Feel Good Now
|2013||I'll Be Waiting
|2014||The Celebrity EP
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Certifications
|2010||"Love Like Woe"||27||35||15||—||I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming|
|"More Than Alive"||—||—||—||—|
|2011||"Young Forever"||—||—||39||—||Feel Good Now||Music Video directed by Joey Boukadakis|
|2012||"Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)"||—||—||30||33||The Bad & The Better|
|"Freakin' Me Out"||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- Syntax and Bright Lights (2008)
- regifted. (2010)
- GMYH V.2 (2013)
- Sorry, Sorry (2013)
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- "The Ready Set on His New Album and Hitting the Road for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour". Zimbio.
- "Album Review: The Ready Set – "The Bad & The Better"". New Noise Magazine.
- "The Ready Set signs to Decaydance Records & Sire". Underthegunreview.net.
- "We Have a New Addition to the Family!". Decaydance.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
- "The Ready Set – Feel Good Now EP [Official Trailer]". YouTube. August 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- Cheung, Nadine (October 13, 2011). "The Ready Set Opens Up About 'Feel Good Now,' Touring and His Next LP (Exclusive) | Cambio". Jsyk.cohem. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- "The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- "The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- "The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History – Pop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart - The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART.
- "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – November 29, 2010: The Ready Set certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- The Ready Set | Young Forever | Music Video | MTV, retrieved 2016-06-24
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