For as long as Jack's Mannequin existed I toyed with the idea of filming and releasing a live concert. For one reason or another it never felt quite right, but as the final shows approached it became clear it would be now or never. With a strong desire to honor the live performances Jack's had become known for, we set out to capture the last two nights of a partnership that spanned seven years, four continents, three full length albums and hundreds of concerts. In all honesty I'm glad I waited. The two November nights that add up to "Live From The El Rey" are a celebration of the strange history and myriad threads woven together to create what I now carry in my heart as Jack's Mannequin. From the gathering of fans from all over the world, to a stage shared by friends whose contribution to the Jack's legacy will define it, no other shows could have carried with them such a true connection between the band, our fans and the cameras that followed. Underscoring all of this is the purpose for our gathering at The El Rey for two last shows; the annual Dear Jack Foundation benefit to support young adults with cancer. The story of Jack's Mannequin is tied closely to the disease that almost claimed my life in 2005 and it is with great pride that this final contribution be sold with 100 percent of the profits going to support the DJF mission to make the world a better place for young adults forced to grapple with the beast we know as cancer.