According to an Aug. 18 report from the Digital Journal, Warner Brothers pop rap phenom Jake Miller turned in a high-energy, hour-long performance on Aug. 18 at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. Miller, 21, played at the venue just nine months ago, but his fans returned without hesitation to check out a lively rendition of his new single, "First Flight Home," along with a slew of other melodic pop rap hits.
The Florida-based superstar kept the near-sellout crowd captivated for a full 60 minutes, which included gems both new and old. Sure it's true that Miller has only been in the mainstream since 2011, but his fans have been following from the start. Miller, who was supported at the Paramount by the Nick Tangorra Band and the Karma Millers, played plenty of songs from his debut album, Us Against Them, plus several sing-a-long gems from The Road Less Traveled EP.
Not only did Miller bring one lucky fan on stage to kick it on his couch during "My Couch," but he also got in on one of the hottest trends growing around the world by completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge following his encore. Miller brought out his dad to do the honors of dumping a bucket of ice water on his head, and the act resulted in his fans screaming loudly with glee.
Several fans called for Miller to take off his shirt while doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Unfortunately for the hundreds of ladies in attendance for the show, Miller did not oblige with their request. Miller brought a small kiddie pool on stage, and his father dumped water on his head to help raise funds and awareness for ALS research.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity that involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head, with the stipulation being that failure to complete the act within 24 hours results in the person being forced to donate to the ALS Association in the United States. After Miller dumped ice water on his head, he called out the staff at MTV, his manager and also a member of the BLI radio station.
Miller has several more tour dates booked, as he'll travel coast to coast to rock at many of the top venues in the nation. Miller plays on Aug. 23 in New Jersey, before traveling to Massachusetts for a gig at Six Flags New England on Aug. 24. He is set to perform in Texas and Ohio in September, before hitting California in October.