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STG Presents Band Of Skulls & Big Head Todd and The Monsters

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.

Big Head Todd
and The Monsters
Performing Midnight Radio in its entirety
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Venue: The Neptune (1303 NE 45th St)
Price: $27.50 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
On Sale: Friday, November 11th @ 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.

Founded in 1986 by Mohr, Squires, and Nevin, then University of Colorado students, Big Head Todd and The Monsters became one of the region's most popular acts through constant touring. After issuing two popular independent releases on their Big imprint, the band hooked up with Irving Azoff's Giant Records for the platinum album Sister Sweetly (1993). The Monsters issued four chart albums on Giant and Warner Bros. Their formidable reputation rests on their stage performances; Big Head Todd and The Monsters Live was recorded on the fabled H.O.R.D.E. tour. Over the years, the group has developed a close relationship with their fans: Their last album, All the Love You Need, was released as a free download, and was snapped up by half a million of The Monsters' followers.

Band Of Skulls
Special Guest:
We Are Augustines
Date: April 9, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Venue: The Neptune (1303 NE 45th St)
Price: $18.00 advance, $20.00 day of show, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
On Sale: Friday, November 11th @ 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.

When Southampton's Band Of Skulls played a sold-out gig at London's Forum in October 2010, it was a performance befitting a band honed by two years of constant touring, their sun-kissed melodies sweeter than ever, their riffs heavier and dirtier.. "In our minds, our first album [2009's debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey] was quite an intimate little record," says singer/guitarist Russell Marsden from behind his trademark bug-eye shades, "But it turned into this huge rock thing in venues across the world." The feverish response to Band Of Skulls in America, Australia, across Europe and elsewhere has happened as a result of a few things. Getting a global iTunes Single Of The Week with "I Know What I Am" helped (and as a result, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey was rush-released to meet demand). Their appearance on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack in 2009 helped too, though the band claimed at the time to be oblivious to the phenomenon - they'd missed the first film and they'd not read the books, but if it was good enough for the quality of band's included, it was good enough for them. The effect was short lived, they now say: "For a period of a couple of months we saw younger people turning up to shows in Edward Cullen T-shirts, but they sort of disappeared again," says Richardson. The Mustang ad which ran across prime time US TV had more effect and elevated Light of The Morning into a stand out live track recognized by all the crowd. With the attention afforded to them from audiences in far away places, the UK eventually caught up too. "You can do something so close up to the eyeball of England that you can be overlooked at first," says Marsden. "It's only when you go away and do something of note elsewhere that you're given a hearing." And that's exactly what happened - they're soon to headline Camden's Roundhouse, where they're set to unleash their fresh arsenal of songs. "That's how we see it," says Marsden. "Songs are your weapons. You might walk into somewhere and it's got a barbed wire-fronted stage, so you hit the crowd with your heavy rock stuff. Sometimes the vibe is quite delicate, so you play the quiet stuff. We can do both. We're the Swiss Army Knife of bands."

ABOUT STG:
Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.


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