515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:15 PM
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned himboth critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million records and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road in support of his new studio album, Lanterns. A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All TheWorld Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. Its lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio.After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Dayreleased the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. Over the next two years, as a reenergized Day toured North America, Australia and Asia, new songs began to emerge and evolve. His fourth full-length album, Lanterns, was recorded in Boston with producer and longtime friend Mike Denneen. Awash with a warm musicality and unique instrumentation, the album also features guest vocals from Aimee Mann. Lanterns was released in April 2015.
Alex2e (actual name Alex Tuohey) is a self-taught singer/songwriter from Western Massachusetts. More importantly, Alex2e is a storyteller. In 2012, while recovering from a major surgery and desperate for reprieve, he picked up his sister’s beat up guitar and started writing. Words became lyrics, days became months and bathroom video covers turned into gigs. Fast forward to today and his leaps can be measured in dog years.
In June 2017, his debut EP ‘Strange Company’ landed in the top 10 albums on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart. His new single “Bring Out the Ghost” starts a new journey, honing his alternative/acoustic sound for a full-length record, due out in late 2018. He has traveled across the country, playing to audiences small and large, while becoming a seasoned troubadour in his own right. Averaging roughly 100+ dates a year, supporting national acts such as Tyler Hilton, O-Town, Griffin House, Casey Abrams and Zac Brown Band alum Levi Lowrey, among others, he has proven himself as a true musician, just beginning to make his mark.