The Dramatic Tour
Ingrid Michaelson (NEW DATE)
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 6:30 PM
As any artist will attest, inspiration can hit you at the most random moments. For Ingrid Michaelson, The Muse visited her in 2017 in the middle of an airplane ride. She began writing poems from the perspective of a few characters from Netflix’s throwback sci-fi/horror drama, Stranger Things. The poems were then transformed with melodies that would later become Stranger Songs (due summer 2019, Cabin 24 Records), an album of original tracks independent from, but inspired by, the series.
“I’ve already made seven records. I have a lot to say, but I feel like I’ve said so much from the brain and mind and soul of Ingrid Michaelson,” she explains. “I wanted to create something through a different lens.” So Ingrid transformed her obsession with the throwback sci-fi/horror drama Stranger Things into Stranger Songs, a reflection on the human condition—that also happens to be filled with Easter eggs from the TV show. Yet the album remains universal, most of it sweetly tapping into romance as nostalgia, beginning with its first single, the flirty, palpitating “Missing You.” “There’s something about Stranger Things that’s really comforting. It reminds me of my childhood,” Ingrid says. “It’s the best kind of escapism.”
Maddie Poppe is a twenty-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa. After performing a duet with her sister at a school variety show in the sixth grade, Maddie fell in love with music and learned to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs From The Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. Maddie had been performing locally in Iowa for over five years when she decided to audition for American Idol which she calls her “saving grace.” As she continued through the competition, she ultimately stole America’s hearts and was crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional, overjoyed, and tear stained performance of her single, “Going Going Gone.” Since her Idol victory, she has been in high demand and gone on to appear and perform on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! with Kelly & Ryan, the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, and performances at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the 2018 CMA Fest in Nashville. Maddie will embark on the American Idol Live tour this July, continuing through mid-September.
Show starts at 8:00 PM
All tickets from the September 24th show at the 9:30 Club will be honored.