Kings Of Leon, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Fitz and the Tantrums, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Highly Suspect, MISSIO, The Unlikely Candidates, No Lawn Chairs!
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Doors 12:30 PM / Show 1:30 PM
This event is all ages
Kings Of Leon
Santa Monica, CA's Weezer released their new, acclaimed, self-titled album (aka "The White Album") last week; this week, the album has landed at NUMBER ONE on the Top Rock and Alternative charts, NUMBER TWO on the Top Current Albums Chart, selling close to 50,000 copies, and NUMBER FOUR on the Billboard Top 200, with over ten million album streams across all digital service providers. Weezer ("The White Album") is the first release on Crush Music's new label venture with Atlantic Records; it is the band's biggest debut since 2009 AND their eighth top 10 album in their career.
The band kicked off launch week with multiple events, including a beachside listening party with fans, a sold-out show in NYC, and TV performances of their current single "King of the World" – which is rapidly climbing the charts – on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America. PRESS HERE to catch all the release week action.
To celebrate, the band is announcing a very special hometown show – the White Album party – at Los Angeles' Troubadour on April 25th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 15th at 9:30AM PST for fan club members and 10AM PST for the general public.
To order The White Album in North America:
Apple Music - http://smarturl.it/WeezerIT
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/WeezerA
Google Play - http://smarturl.it/WeezerGP
Webstore - http://www.weezerwebstore.com/
Listen to the new songs on Spotify - http://spoti.fi/1J3r4mw
Just returning from a sold out run in Europe, Weezer will also be embarking on a massive, North American co-headlining tour this summer with Panic! At The Disco. The 40+ city tour, which has already sold out in cities across the country, will feature Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness as a special guest. Tour dates are below.
The hooks are warm-weather, the lyrics blithely sentimental, the emotions nostalgic and deathless. …it was well worth the wait." – SPIN, 8/10
"Weezer's return to form is real" – A.V. Club
"All that really matters is that the White Album's songs are great, andnot just great for the 2016 version of Weezer. They stack up beside the band's best work of the past 15 years, an outcome that should keep Weezer,as Cuomo declares on "(Girl We Got A) Good Thing","Marching forward/oblivious to all the hate around us.'" – Alternative Press
"The result is a fun, poppy album with several moments that would make Brian Wilson proud." – A.V. Club
"That is the best thing about Weezer in 2016: The group still holds its own singular identity. It's what makes some of its most effortless offerings, like "California Kids" and the trotting, mournful "Jacked Up", seem ideally set for the radio dial that has afforded Weezer so much success. They are songs that are anthemic without demanding singalongs." – Stereogum
"one of the prolific band's best albums in years" – Newsday
Jimmy Eat World
Before Jimmy Eat World entered the studio to record their ninth full-length album, Integrity Blues [RCA], the members of the multiplatinum Mesa, AZ rock band did something they’ve never done in over two decades.
“We took a little break,” smiles lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins.
After a successful 10th anniversary tour revisiting Futures, the musicians briefly went their separate ways at the end of 2014. Adkins released a series of 7” & embarked on his first worldwide solo tour, Lind released an EP and toured with his wife in The Wretched Desert, Linton took up boxing, and Burch opened up CaskWerks Distillery in Arizona.
When the band reconvened in November 2015, they teamed up with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen [Paramore, M83] and began sifting through ideas.
“I came to a realization,” admits Adkins. “In the break, writing was a little trickier. I wanted to change things up. So, instead of writing about a problem, I wanted to write about a solution. If you look at your life for what’s going wrong, it won’t be too hard to find things. If you start looking at what you have rather than what you’re missing out on, you come away from things with a much different perspective that’s a lot more grateful and positive. As an album, Integrity Blues is about trying to overcome that personal struggle instead of getting upset with what life could be that it isn’t.”
They recorded in Los Angeles with Meldal-Johnsen, offering a different setting from their usual Arizona digs.
“We became willing to throw away our default responses to everything and search for the best answers rather than relying on what was familiar or comfortable. When you’re younger and you make music, you do it for discovery. Being in this for a long time, it’s about throwing out all of your expectations and comforts and seeing what you can do without them.”
With warm production and a powerful upbeat groove, Integrity Blues first single “Sure and Certain” pairs a buzzing guitar hum with an unshakable chant.
“It’s about the idea of having blinders on for what you want to do and achieve,” the frontman explains. “Since you’re so laser focused on what you think you want, you’re missing out on everything around you. It can be a very limiting way to go about life.”
Meanwhile, the gorgeously minimal title track “Integrity Blues” tempers orchestral, cinematic overtones with a stark and striking vocal performance.
“It was a song I wrote on the solo tour,” he recalls. “Sometimes, the idea of walking your path the best you can feels like lonely work. The only way out is action. Feelings of being in a dark place are actually growth opportunities. It’s emotional jiu-jitsu to shift your perspective into seeing it that way.”
Elsewhere on the record, “Get Right” snaps into an energetic refrain, while “Through” serves up one of the band’s hookiest moments to date.
“You Are Free” flaunts one of the group’s most hummable and heartfelt refrains, serving as another high watermark. “It Matters” illuminates the band’s diverse sonic palette and covers what Adkins describes as “a central theme about the idea that a sense of comfort comes from within and not just external validation.”
“Pass The Baby” builds from a delicate heartbeat-style click into a deliberate and distorted explosion. Near seven-minute closer “Pol Roger” carves out an emotional and entrancing climax encased in a rapture of guitars and vocals, which according to Adkins, “Felt like the right way to sum everything up.”
Surveying the journey thus far, Adkins maintains the same passion he did on day one, and it continues to fuel Jimmy Eat World. “I’ve wanted to play music since second grade, and here I am playing music. It’s something we’re immensely grateful for. That’s why we don’t take it lightly. We want to be in a constant state of progress. You have to move forward in a way that’s challenging and evolving.”
“At the end of the day, you have to be proud of your own work,” he leaves off. “We are. If you breathe that in and believe it, you’ve won.”
Fitz and the Tantrums
Having made a splash with the soulful R&B-revival sound of their debut album, 2010’s Pickin’ Up The Pieces (released on Dangerbird Records), the band offered up a New Wave-influenced dance-pop sound with its Elektra Records debut, 2013’s Heatseekers No. 1 More Than Just A Dream, which featured the gold-certified and #1 Alternative Radio singles “The Walker” and “Out of My League.” The album’s success sent Fitz and the Tantrums on a two-year touring odyssey, which enabled the Los Angeles-based sextet — known for its explosive, no-holds barred live shows — to cement themselves as one of the country’s hottest live acts.
Catfish and The Bottlemen
The most exciting new guitar band to break through in the UK this decade is Catfish and the Bottlemen. Their tightly honed melodic two-guitar rock draws from new wave, indie, garage, and grunge. 2014 debut album, 'The Balcony', written by "lithe and excitable" young front man Van McCann, has just been certified Platinum in the UK.
At the end of 2014, they were awarded Best Newcomer at the BBC Music Awards, and went on to feature prominently at many UK Festivals throughout the summer of 2015, then capping a whirlwind year with an extensive sold out tour of the UK. Over the Atlantic in USA they also didn't stop. Touring consistently, they were announced as the number 1 new artist in USA by Billboard Magazine with single 'Kathleen' becoming a firm favorite at alternative radio.
2016 saw them carry on rising effortlessly where they left off the previous year, relentlessly touring both sides of the Atlantic. In UK, A summer of sold out open air shows in support of their Gold status second album "The Ride" was coupled with several visits to play Festivals and major cities Stateside. Having been voted Best New Band in the UK at the 2016 Brit Awards Catfish and the Bottlemen have certainly delivered and proved the voters were backing a winner.
The band recently completed an eight week fall tour of North America before returning to UK to play a short run of sold out Arena dates in Scotland, The Midlands and London.
They begin 2017 with exciting tours of Australia, Japan and South America, and embark upon a major stadium tour of USA summer 2017 with Green Day.
MISSIO unveil their latest sonic foray – TWISTED, which details the highly personal process of realization of one's addiction's from front man Matthew Brue, in a dark and brooding electronic earworm. Sonic auteur duo MISSIO (Matthew Brue & David Butler) tapped Austin producer Dwight A. Baker as co-producer on TWISTED, and alongside this have announced a US Tour for this release supporting rising alternative chanteuse K.FLay across multiple US dates.
MISSIO have accrued over 10 million streams, most recently reaching #7 on the U.S. Spotify Viral chart for their single 'I Don't Even Care About You', featured on Apple Music's 'Best of the Week' playlist, MTV's hit show 'Finding Carter', and a recent sync on SCREAM. Having debuted their live show at SXSW 2016, the duo garnered immediate respect from industry tastemakers for their immersive live setup, holding their own while supporting Mstrkrft, Gary Clark Jr, TOKIMONSTA, Chad Valley, Jahkoy, SAFIA and more.
$55.00 - $95.00
Please note- there is a 4 ticket limit for pavilion OR an 8 ticket limit for lawn per person. No refunds or exchanges.
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