Is 2012 the year 90s post-grunge bands come back? Seems like so, judging from a couple of recent concert announcements. SHUDDER.
Creed will be performing at the Warner Theater in Washington April 24, it was announced Tuesday. The band will be performing "Human Clay," their insanely successful second album, in its entirety, front to back, according to the press release.
Tickets, starting $45, go on sale Friday. Save for Scott Stapp's pukey rendition of the national anthem at a Florida Marlins game two years ago, Creed has mainly stayed quiet in recent years. Their last album was released in 2009.
The band is promoting, presumably, its back catalog. Its last release was a free download in support of Occupy Wall Street, probably the most relevant thing the band had done in years. Their last album was also released in 2009.
The Ting Tings, the unapologetically poppy dance duo, will also be performing at Rams Head in 2012, on April 14.
The band, known for earworms "Great DJ" and "That's Not My Name," is promoting new album, "Sounds from Nowheresville." Tickets, at $25, are on sale Friday.
Coming up at the Ottobar is the goth rock trio Rasputina. The band will perform April 13. Tickets go on sale Friday; price is not yet available. The band released its last album in 2010, and a compilation last year.
Baltimore's Secret Mountains will also be at the Ottobar, on March 8. The band, one of the few Baltimore acts to play CMJ last year, released an EP, "Rejoice," in 2010, and a single, "Weepy Little Fingers," early last year.
They are in the middle of recording a new album with Chris Freeland at Beat Babies Studios. The band will perform at Ottobar with Arbouretum and Sri Aurobindo. Tickets, at $8, are already on sale.
Cults, whose great "Rave On" was one of the last year's best singles, will also be at the Ottobar, on March 3.
Tickets, at $15, are already on sale. The duo is promoting its self-titled debut, which was released last year.