Ensiferum and Korpiklaani with special guests Trollfest
Finnish 'heroic metallers' who first entered the studio in the latter part of the '90s, and whose catalogue of releases - four studio albums to date - has established them as a true market leader for "swords in the wind" anthems. With Petri Lindroos (formerly of Norther fame) now upfront on vocals & guitar, Ensiferum's profile has risen steadily over the years; at the same time, the band's vision and musical ambition has gone from strength to strength, embracing a broader range of instruments and musicians, with 2009's "From Afar" proving their most far-reaching offering ever.
[Korpiklaani's] music consists of metal with a happy folky base. So does their choice of instruments, they use a mixture of electric guitars and drums as well as violin, woodwinds, jouhikko, djembe, and the typical Finnish folk instrument: the accordion. They reject synthesizers (of course), and use only genuine instruments. To most people their music is so cheerful and lively that they cannot resist dancing, laughing and feeling happy. Maybe that is why fans call it 'beer-metal' (it certainly has the same effect as beer), but it could be also due to the many songs about this all-time favorite drink of Korpiklaani. Ensiferum | Korpiklaani | Purchase Tickets Online | 866-468-3401 | Reserve Balcony | Local Outlets
The Early November with special guests Lydia, Restorations
The members of the Early November were young enough to have grown up with the Drive-Thru Records sound, a formula that incorporated sensitive emo, pop, and punk revivalist amalgams with a bit of post-hardcore grit. - Johnny Loftus, AllMusic.com
Come dressed in your best formal attire! Prom: A Galactic Do-over will be the high school promenade experience you wished you had. This event is a collaborative effort consisting of 20 performers, spanning across genres and hosted by more than 13 promotional companies. Prom will be used as a pedestal to speak out against violence, while raising funds and awareness for Center for Victims, an organization dedicated to helping survivors from moments of violence. $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Center for Victims. Purchase Tickets Online
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Debut Album 10th Anniversary Tour with special guests Teen Men
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their debut album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will be touring across the USA and Canada this summer playing the album in it's entirety along with other favorites from their catalog. The album is being reissued June 2 on CD, Vinyl and iTunes with 12 all new cassette tape recordings by Alec Ounsworth.