STG Announces Upcoming Events: The Cult and More
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.
Venue: The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID)
Price: $39.50 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10am
Born out of the ashes of the UK post-punk scene, The Cult evolved to become one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the late 20th century, selling millions of albums, headlining arenas and stadiums around the world, infusing innovative possibilities into the worlds of music and art, and quickly ascending through the ranks of the indie music world to achieve global status. As early as its first American tour in 1984, The Cult became one of the handful of important bands in the U.S. post-modern and hard rock communities. The band was embraced by the lost children of The Doors and Velvet Underground, and a generation that was waking up to the influence of 60s and 70s rock icons like Led Zeppelin, The New York Dolls and David Bowie. Formed in Brixton, London in 1983 as Death Cult, The Cult's music transformed from punk rock to post-punk, psychedelia, heavy dance music, and transcendental hard rock. As one journalist noted, "Using a few simple riffs and images, The Cult creates an entire environment, one more exciting and stimulating than our own." And that may just be what separates The Cult from other artists. Imagery is all-important to vocalist/lyricist Ian Astbury, imagery in the music and in the art that accompanies the Cult's projects. Astbury is attracted to words and the image that each word creates. He is engaged by the power of nature, folklore, the concept of destiny, animal power symbols, the survival of the species, spirituality, and certainly the Native American myth and culture, a subject of many of The Cult's songs. The constant core of The Cult is Astbury and guitarist/composer Billy Duffy. Attitude incarnate, the chemistry between these two vastly different artists - equal-parts genuine affection and palpable tension - remains the source of their long-standing partnership. Duffy grounds Astbury's esoteric side with a hard rock perspective, and there is no doubt that at all times, these two have each other's backs.
Date: September 10, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Venue: Capitol Theater (Olympia, WA)
Price: $25.00 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 10am
Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877) 784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org.
Henry Rollins hits the campaign trail this fall for a two-month tour hitting all 50 state capitals - starting September 6 at Hawaiian Brian's in Honolulu, HI - and wrapping up on the eve of the Presidential election at the 9:30 Club in the nation's capital. Titled Capitalism, HENRY's latest talking tour offers not so much a voting guide as an outside viewpoint - and an unflinching quest for truth that's sadly lacking in the profit-driven American mass media. "I will be performing across our fine nation, doing shows in the capital city of each state. We will be going all the way up to election eve," says HENRY. "It's always a great time to be in America, but this will be the highpoint of this year's touR. Shepard Fairey did a great poster for the tour to make it extra noteworthy. I can't wait to start this one." On Capitalism, HENRY will continue to dish anecdotes gleaned and perspective gained from the road less traveled - sharing experiences that include recent visits to North Korea, Mongolia, Bhutan, Vietnam, India, Tibet, Sudan, Uganda, Haiti and Cuba. And in the spirit of the season, of course, expect both pointed commentary and wry observations about the American democratic process as it unfolds. Tickets for all Capitalism shows go on sale Friday, June 29. Check with local venues for full ticket information. Before launching into Capitalism, HENRY follows the just-concluded run of Canadian dates for his current tour (The Long March) with two weeks of European dates in July and August, including stops at the Wacken Festival in Wacken, Germany and the OFF Festival in Katowice, Poland. For more information and complete Henry Rollins tour dates, go to www.henryrollins.com.
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