SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
Thursday, June 18
Showtime 8:00 pm / Doors 7:00 pm
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 17
@ 10:00 AM
Tickets are $25.00 GA ADV and $27.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.
Available at www.Ticketweb.com and the Summit Music Hall box office.
Live Nation and Soda Jerk Presents are proud to present The Sonics at Summit Music Hall on Thursday, June 18th. Special guests TBA will open the show.
Originally from Tacoma, WA, The Sonics are claimed worldwide to be the first punk band, or garage, or hard rock, or alternative, setting the stage for all that would follow.
The Sonics’ songs and precedent music creations began in 1964, with a visit from Etiquette Records co-owner Buck Ormsby. Not too impressed with the performance of cover songs, Ormsby asked if they had any originals. A killer riff was played, but the lyrics didn’t work. Two visits and a change in lyrics later, the song The Witch was born. The Sonics’ first 45 single was released on Etiquette Records in 1964.
Overnight, they became the band to see, the new sensations, the bad boys of rock.
The new enlightenment, and the band’s acceptance by music fans and DJs, demanded the band’s first LP. Here Are the Sonics was recorded in Seattle late 1964 and released early 1965 to raves. This established the Sonics as one of the most progressive and popular rock bands in the Northwest. The classicThe Sonics Boom LP recorded in late 1965 and released in 1966 was the final Sonics album recordings on the Etiquette label. Both albums feature some of the most daring and dynamic rock music ever put to 2-track tape.
Despite an early retirement from music, The Sonics left a legacy and decades of fans who continued to spread the word and the music. Still revered, in late 2007 the Sonics regrouped and reignited on the scene in Brooklyn, NY headlining two sold out shows at the Warsaw.
The Sonics’ return has sparked international promoters, journalists, reviewers, festival organizers and hordes of dedicated and new fans to embrace the group whose music has thrilled and inspired so many for so many years.