Live Nation is pleased to announce that the THE NAKED & FAMOUS will perform at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, October 18. Special GuestsTBA will open the show.
Show time is 9:00 PM. Doors open at 8:00 PM
The Naked and Famous are a New Zealand post-punk revival band from Auckland. They reached the end of a remarkable two years last summer, finally leaving the road having completed a 250 gig campaign reaching 24 countries in support of their debut album Passive Me Aggressive You.
The journey began with the release of the single “Young Blood” in their home country of New Zealand in June 2010. The delirious hit went straight to the top of the NZ charts and has gone on to be viewed over 20 million times on Vevo and You Tube. It is now certified Gold in the U.S. and Canada and Platinum in Australia and New Zealand.
TNAF have built an ever-growing audience around the globe for their pulverizing live shows, a blend of the pure pop exhilaration of the hit singles “Young Blood” and “Punching In A Dream” with the thrilling dark electronic arts that drive the group’s sound.
In between sell-out tours of Europe, the USA and UK, the band took away a record-breaking haul of eight NZ Music Awards, including the big prizes of Best Album for Passive Me Aggressive You, Single for “Young Blood” and Best Group.
They add these to the NME Radar Award collected in February 2011 and the Silver Scroll songwriting prize already won in 2010 for “Young Blood”, the song that saw TNAF explode onto the world stage and airwaves. The group’s masterfully melodic blend of rock and electronic elements fronted by the boy-girl vocals of Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith has made them a festival hit. The self-produced Passive Me Aggressive You received glowing four-star reviews in Uncut and Mojo and many other publications. NME’s 8/10 review called it a ‘glorious melting pot of pop perfection’, saying that the band’s ‘passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks’.
These five young New Zealanders have at their disposal a seemingly effortless ability to capture the giddy fun and relentless hooks one has come to expect from the very best electro-pop, while at the same time striving for something grander, more brooding and atmospheric.
Their achievements to date already mark this New Zealand band as an exciting one in the new generation of electronic rock acts. A young group of warped sound merchants making do-or-die, heart-in-mouth, chart-bound pop to invest your heart and soul in, they’ve taken their meteoric rise and the workload of hundreds of gigs and relentless touring that goes with it in their stride.
Passionate about their music and connected to their equally fervent legions of fans, The Naked And Famous are very much not the emperor’s new clothes, they’re something special indeed.
The Naked And Famous are:
Aaron Short – keyboards, vocals
Alisa Xayalith – vocals, keyboards
David Beadle – bass, keyboards, vocals
Jesse Wood – drums
Thom Powers – vocals, guitar
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 31 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800 – 745 – 3000
Tickets are $25.00 GA ADV and $28.00 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.
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