ZZ Ward – Love and War Tour
Marc Scibilia, The Young Wild
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
ZZ Ward burst onto the scene with her fiery Eleven Roses mixtape in early 2012 – sparking a media frenzy and showcasing her soulful take on a blues/hip hop blend, which ultimately led to her critically-acclaimed debut album Til The Casket Drops. Her debut single off the album, the foot-stomping “Put The Gun Down,” broke into the Top 10 on the AAA radio chart – staying there for 10 weeks and was followed by two more Top 10 singles, her anthemic "365 Days" and her gut-wrenching ballad "Last Love Song". A bonafide headliner, ZZ has wrapped numerous sold-out headlining tours, opened for Fitz & The Tantrums, Gary Clark Jr. and Eric Clapton and has quickly become a festival darling – gracing stages including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Made in America. Whether for a vast audience or intimate crowd, ZZ infuses the soulfulness of her blues and the passion of her hip-hop icons to inspire her own sound. In addition to her extensive touring schedule, ZZ has a multitude of live performances under her belt including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View and more. ZZ now has her sights set on her sizzling new single "LOVE 3X" and the release of her Love & War EP on August 28th to coincide with the kick-off of her Love & War U.S. headline tour. ZZ’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, This Means War, will be released March, 4 2016 via Hollywood Records.
Praise for ZZ Ward:
“Ward infuses ‘LOVE 3X’ with shimmering bubblegum pop beats. Don't be surprised if you find yourself muttering it under your breath all day—it's as infectious and catchy as anything. Do you love love love it?”- NYLON
“with a mash of gritty blues, rock, R&B and a taste of hip hop, her Coachella showing was a reward for the fans and for folks just discovering her” -LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Her energy evokes Tina Turner's, her chops Aretha Franklin's and her soul Etta James'…”-NEW YORK TIMES
“…her songs are bluesy and sultry, allowing the underlying rap beats and rhythms to bolster her powerhouse vocals.” -BILLBOARD
From arena shows to bar gigs, and major label albums to indie releases, Marc Scibilia has done it all. A road warrior and genre jumping, singer/songwriter for more than a decade, he's hand-built his audience the old-school way: by writing songs that count, playing shows that matter, and rolling with the punches.
Born into a working-class family of Lebanese and Italian heritage in Buffalo, New York, Scibilia left town a month after graduating high school, moving away from the Northeast and resettling in East Nashville. His school guidance counselor had unknowingly set those wheels in motion several years earlier, when she sat down with Scibilia to talk about his future. Frustrated with his lack of conventional plans after graduation, she sarcastically asked him, "What are you going to do? Go to Nashville and write songs?" To the budding musician, that question sounded like a great idea, giving Scibilia the extra motivation he needed to head south. At 18 years old, he became one of the first members of his family — a family that includes several part-time musicians — to leave the Buffalo area.
Nashville — a town rooted not only in country music, but pop, rock, and dance, too — has become an appropriate home base for Scibilia's music. He doesn’t limit his songwriting to one genre. Instead, he writes songs that spread themselves wide, mixing pop hooks, rock & roll energy, and dark storytelling into the same pot. Taking cues from the artists he grew up with — including the Beastie Boys, Lauryn Hill, and Bob Dylan — he sings about the greatness of ordinary life, filling his songs with regular characters who resembled Scibilia, his family, and his friends. He tours heavily, too, opening for everyone from James Bay to the Zac Brown Band. Every night, the audiences are different but they all respond to Scibilia's music.
Eventually, his growing success earned him a record deal with Capitol/IRS Records. With Butch Walker serving as his producer, he recorded Out of Style, a major-label debut album whose title hinted at the music's broad, multi-genre appeal. "I wanted it to feel like a mix-tape," Scibilia explains, and he succeeded, creating an album that seemed poised to create just as much buzz as his cover of the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land," which had appeared in the most Shazam-ed commercial of Super Bowl 2015. Then, one week after the album's release, the label closed and Scibilia was on his own once again.
Fortunately, Scibilia had always thrived on independence. Wholly in charge of his career once again, he began making new music at his own studio, embracing the freedom to record and release songs whenever he wanted. There was nothing standing in his way: no boardroom meetings in Nashville skyscrapers, no focus groups, no record executives weighing in on his marketability. Even better, Scibilia's fans were just as supportive as ever, turning his cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" — recorded as a duet with fellow songwriter and Nashville TV star Lennon Stella — into a viral smash. Released during the 2016 holiday season, the song racked up more than a million Spotify streams during the week before Christmas.
Scibilia kicked off 2017 with another viral hit, "Summer Clothes," a nostalgic single. “I was 18 when I moved from Buffalo to Nashville," he reflects, "and my dad would call me once a week and end every conversation with, 'One more time, what's your address?' But he would never send me any mail. The song is a little bit about my hometown, my family, but mostly just someone looking for an excuse to call someone they miss.” Scibilia released the song as a double-sided single: the first featuring synthesizers, acoustic guitars, and drum loops, and the second fueled by a stripped-down combination of vocals and unplugged guitars. Then, while the song gathered steam on the Spotify and iTunes charts, Scibilia did what he's always done—continued writing and creating from his life experiences out on the road and at home in East Nashville.
The Young Wild
Southern California based group The Young Wild will be celebrating the release of their debut EP 'For Now Not Forever', due out September 2nd, with a string of Fall tour dates. NEW single "Moment Goes" available for FREE download on August 18th at 91X.com.
$23.50 ADV $26.50 DOS
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