The Ready Set
The Ready Set
Birth Name Jordan Mark Witzigreuter
Birth Date November 14, 1989
Also Known As The Ready Set
Home Town Fort Wayne, Indiana
Genre Electronica
Indie Pop
Years active 2007-present
Label(s) Decaydance
Beluga Heights
Associated acts Fall Out Boy
All Time Low
We the Kings
Never Shout Never
Mike Posner

The Ready Set was formed on November 17, 2007. Jordan Witzigreuter is the vocalist and usually thought of as the only member; he writes and records his own music while using a backup band on tour. He has stated that he adopted the name due to concerns that his last name would be difficult for people to pronounce. Jordan resides in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana when he is not on tour or recording in Los Angeles, California.

Biography Edit

Jordan started playing the drums at age 11.[1] Before forming The Ready Set, Witzigreuter continued to play drums in several bands such as the hardcore-ska band, Take Sides and hardcore band, Saints Never Surrender, who he spent a summer on tour with.[2] When he first started writing lyrics, Jordan was a vocalist in the acoustic duo, Brideandgroom. Before being signed to Pete Wentz's record label, he would record in his parents' basement in Fort Wayne.

Pete Wentz, known for being a member of the rock band Fall Out Boy, signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records on November 24, 2009.[3][4] Wentz then helped Jordan release his first studio album, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming.

Witzigreuter's work has been gaining in popularity due to his exposure from Wentz and various appearances on MTV. Jordan has been featured as the MTV "Push" artist of the week and "Posted" artist of the month; he was one of the acts on the "MTV VMA Tour"; he has appeared on MTV's "Ten on Top" three times; he was recently on an episode of the MTV show "Silent Library", which will premiere March 31, 2011. He recently played his new single "Young Forever" on radionow1009 in Indiana, and also the first night of the Glamour Kills Tour.


Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak positions
US Heat
Tantrum Castle
  • Release date: March. 27, 2009
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD, music download
I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming 3
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Cascades EP
  • Release date: April 29, 2009
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: Music download


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
2010 "Love Like Woe" 27 35 15 I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming
"More Than Alive"
2011 "Young Forever" 39 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. The Ready Set Bio}}
  2. Saints Never Surrender Myspace
  3. The Ready Set signs to Decaydance Records & Sire
  4. We Have a New Addition to the Family!
  5. The Ready Set I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming Chart History - Heatseekers Albums
  6. The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100
  7. The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs
  8. The Ready Set Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs
  9. RIAA - Gold & Platinum - November 29, 2010: The Ready Set certified singles

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