The Front Bottoms Announce Virtual “Champagne Jam”

The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms have announced a virtual show called “Champagne Jam” featuring Kevin Devine, Chris Farren and many more on Friday, December 18th.

Press Release

Fueled By Ramen band The Front Bottoms have announced details of a virtual iteration of their popular year-end blowout, Champagne Jam.  This year, the annual holiday festival will feature livestreamed performances from special guests Kevin Devine, Chris Farren, Grouplove, The Regrettes and many more, and will broadcast worldwide December 18th at This will be a unique festival unlike anything before, with performances kicking off at 7:00PM ET.  

Pre-sale tickets for the Virtual Champagne Jam – including exclusive ticket bundles - are available today to members of The Front Bottoms’ Motorcycle Club, with general on sale for tickets starting Friday, December 11th at 10:00AM ET.  Furthermore, proceeds from the event’s tickets will be donated to Feeding America, Planned Parenthood, and 1% For The Planet.  For tickets and more information visit

The band commented on the news stating, “We haven't let anything stop us from throwing our annual Champagne Jam in the past and despite all of the challenges, this year will be no different. This year the Champagne Jam will be VIRTUAL and you can tune in from the comfort and safety of your own home. It’s a collection of some of our closest friends and favorite artists, and we are so excited to keep the tradition of Champagne Jam alive with you.”

Earlier this year The Front Bottoms released their acclaimed new album, In Sickness & In Flames, a twelve song collection produced by Mike Sapone.  NME attested, “In Sickness & In Flames is a defining work that showcases a sonic universe, rather than a structured set of songs, expertly capturing the inescapable tension of 2020.”  A.V. Club declared, “The Front Bottoms are as vibrant as ever on In Sickness & In Flames, a reliably great collection of folk-punk anthems that rattle the soul with crunchy riffs, electrifying hooks, and Brian Sella’s idiosyncratic lyricism, which remains as amiable as it is anxiety-ridden.” UPROXX added “In Sickness & In Flames features the band’s biggest choruses to date, anchored with hooks and deeply personal songwriting that will turn heads,” while The FADER  hailed it as, “a celebration of sorts for a band perennially on the fringes of a major breakthrough.”  The Alternative detailed, “While In Sickness & In Flames was written prior to the pandemic, so much of it feels so tethered to our present collective experience, from the introspection and reflective growth that is showcased in the songwriting, to the sweeping highs and lows of the music itself. This album is the perfect companion piece to the anxiety of standing in the face of uncertainty.”