CAKE to Play Two Shows at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 5/31 & 6/1

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is honored to have the "deadpan brilliance" (New Yorker) of CAKE in the house for two shows. The excitement is mutual. CAKE'S Vince DiFiore commented "what an honor to perform in this gorgeous state-of-the-art facility for a hometown show," to which bandmate Gabriel Nelson added "CAKE is very excited to be performing in Sacramento where we started out. It will be a very nostalgic evening for CAKE, and an honor to return to play music for the people who helped launched our career."

What started as a local band in Sacramento in the early 90's with their first radio hit "Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle," CAKE followed their earliest success with classics such as "The Distance," "Never There," "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," "Sick of You" and many more-seven albums in all, including the #1 "Showroom of Compassion", which was recorded in their own solar-powered studio in Sacramento. For their May 31/June 1 Three Stages performance, DiFiore noted "We will present songs from the CAKE catalog as a five piece that has created a strong musical chemistry together."

CAKE will perform in Three Stages on Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2013. Both shows begin at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-39 Premium tickets are available for $49; they may be purchased online at or from Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

As they approach their twentieth anniversary, CAKE's adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger. Formed in the early nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, CAKE's democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school.

"There are quite a few different kinds of talent in this band," observes founding member John McCrea, "so our creative process has become even more democratic, with the band playing a much larger role in production decisions." By maintaining their ideals while continuing to challenge themselves artistically and professionally, CAKE has managed to not only survive, but to thrive. "We still exist," explains McCrea, "because we've always stayed outside of current trends. We've watched them inflate and deflate. We've never been invited to the party, so we've never had to leave the party whether the police arrived or not. It's a sad and beautiful world."

Three Stages: Inspire, Include, Instruct!
Three Stages at Folsom Lake College presents touring artists from around the world; partners with the best regional arts organizations, and supports productions by FLC students and faculty.

A renaming of Three Stages is currently under way. The new name, Harris Center for the Arts, honors Dr. Brice Harris, Chancellor Emeritus of the Los Rios Community College District, for his many contributions to the Capital Region, including providing the vision and leadership that lead to the opening of this regional arts center.

Event Summary
What: CAKE
When: Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2013. Both shows begin at 8 pm.
Where: Three Stages at Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
Tickets: $29-39 Premium tickets are available for $49. Tickets are available online at or from Three Stages Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 (Monday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, and two hours before show time)

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