Live Nation presents GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, October 26. Special Guest TBA will open the show.
Show time is 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ self-made 2005 debut album, Nothing but the Water revealed a musically sophisticated young band inspired by the music of the late ’60s/early ’70s and fronted by a then-21-year-old dynamo whose nuanced singing, organ playing and songwriting belied her age. The follow-up, 2007’s This Is Somewhere, confirmed that the band had no interest in following trends but was instead in pursuit of timeless expression as it forged its identity. On 2010’s self-titled third album, GPN, toughened by a half decade of nonstop roadwork, flexed their rock ’n’ roll muscles and confirmed that they were in it for the long haul.
Now, seven years after hitting the radar, GPN take an exponential leap with the widescreen opus The Lion The Beast The Beat (Hollywood, June 12, 2012). With this musically combustible and conceptually dazzling work, the Vermont-based band forcefully takes its place alongside the best of its peers while building on the rich legacy of its inspirations. During this a la carte age, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have boldly pushed against the current, making a bona fide album that demands to be heard in its entirety . . . not that its 11 songs don’t utterly beguile on their own. “This album is really a different animal than our previous records—no pun intended,” says Potter.
“I think what people love about us is the energy we generate playing together and feeding off each other,” says guitarist Scott Tournet. “There’s a lot of drive in our band, and we managed to capture that on this record. We love the music that we cut our teeth on and it’ll always be part of us, but we’ve reached the point where we’re consciously trying to push things forward.”
The Lion The Beast The Beat represents a rite of passage for a band that is knocking on the door of greatness. “This process was more painstaking than on any other record we’ve made; a complete labor of love and hate. I credit the Nocturnals for courageously jumping off that cliff with me,” Potter acknowledges. “We all took a risk and I hope that resonates when people hear the album.”
Currently, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are on the road opening for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw as part of their “Brothers of the Sun” tour and this past Saturday night (July 21), Grace wowed the Colorado audience at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Grace is featured on Chesney’s song “You and Tequila.” She was Chesney’s first choice to collaborate with and the day after he sent Grace his version of “You and Tequila” she called to say, “Make it happen.”
TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, JULY 28 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.livenation.com or call 800 – 745 – 3000
Tickets are $27.50 GA ADV and $30.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.
The Fillmore box office is open Monday – Friday from 12:00 Noon – 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm.
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks! Service charges may apply.
THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM IS LOCATED AT 1510 CLARKSON ST. AT COLFAX.