FIRST AVENUE WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE
Palace Theatre concert announcements continue to roll in with new shows from Flatbush Zombies, Lake Street Dive, Ghost, Steel Panther, and the Punch Brothers.
Brooklyn trio Flatbush Zombies are back with a new album, Vacation in Hell, due April 6, and a new tour making a stop at the Palace Theatre on May 9. Tickets are on sale now.
Free Yourself Up, the new album from Lake Street Dive is “both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of purpose for the band”. The band is touring in support of their second album on Nonesuch Records, with a show at the Palace Theatre on May 17.
Grammy® Award-winning metal band Ghost announced a tour today that will kick off in May, and visit US cities, with a St. Paul stop on June 1. Tickets for the “Rats On The Road” show at the Palace Theatre are on sale this Thursday.
Mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher make up the acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. The Washington Post says, “Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart." See the Punch Brothers on August 11 at the Palace Theatre.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and “criminally good looks”. Rolling Stone declared the glam rock band has, “transcended their origins as a cover band playing the Sunset Strip.” See them at the Palace Theatre in all their glory on July 19.
While summertime isn’t exactly just around the corner, the warmer weather is reminding us of a weekend we’re very much looking forward too. Friday, July 20 brings Sylvan Esso to Surly Brewing Festival Field, and Saturday, July 21 sees the triple-threat of Courtney Barnett, Julien Baker, and Big Thief. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Look for other fun Surly news coming soon.
Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner make up the duo Tune-Yards, who are back with a new album and tour, and a stop at First Avenue this Friday, March 2. Jordan Coley of The Ringer writes, “On I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, Garbus’s pursuit of uninflected truth-telling rather than self-vilification is aided by the fact that the music itself isn’t didactic. She doesn’t signpost how each song should make you feel.”
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