It was a busy morning for concert announcements. The nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth unveiled details of shows by Phoenix (Aug. 30) and Hank Williams Jr. (Aug. 31.) Also, the Icelandic band Sigur Ros will play Norfolk on Sept. 24.
The Sigur Ros show will take place at the Ted Constant Center.
Here are the news releases for all three shows.
HANK WILLIAMS JR.
TO PERFORM AT
NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
Saturday, Aug. 31
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Hank Williams Jr., “ol’ Bocephus,” will perform at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 31. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m.
Possessing the most powerful pedigree in country music, Hank debuted on the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 11, and at 14 made his first record, a rendition of his father's “Long Gone Lonesome Blues.” In 1970, he signed the biggest recording contract in the history of MGM Records, and when he began to follow his own music path, Hank's instincts led to him to phenomenal success. "Family Tradition," released in 1979, went Gold, kicking off a long string of gold and platinum efforts.
In October 1982, Williams had nine albums on the Billboard music charts at the same time, a feat unequaled by any other living artist. Hank has received 16 songwriting honors from Broadcast Music, Inc., had 10 #1 singles, 13 #1 albums, 20 gold and five platinum albums and a double platinum (Greatest Hits, Vol. I). In 1987, Hank won the first of five straight Entertainer of the Year awards voted to him by his peers, and won his first-ever Grammy. As a touring artist, Hank was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14 at the Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Orchestra A seats are $73.75, Orchestra B seats are $63.75, Gold Circle A seats are $53.75, Gold Circle B seats are $43.75, and general admission lawn tickets are $25, including facility and service fees. There is a $3 discount with military ID and AAA membership card. Part of the Bud Light Concert Series.
TO PERFORM AT
NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
Friday, Aug. 30
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Phoenix will perform at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 30. The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m.
Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Chris Mazzalai started playing together as a "garage band" based out of Mars's house in the suburbs of Paris, France. In 1995, Laurent Brancowitz, Mazzalai's older brother, permanently joined the band on guitar after the end of Darlin', a short-lived band that Brancowitz had formed with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Bangalter and de Homem-Christo later formed Daft Punk.) Two years later the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on their own label, Ghettoblaster. Shortly after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records.
In 2009, Phoenix’s "1901" was featured Super Bowl XLV in a Green Bay Packers montage. Phoenix also performed "Lisztomania", "1901, and "Too Young" on Saturday Night Live that year and also performed "Lisztomania" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, "Girlfriend" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and "1901" on the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix won Best Alternative Music Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards in 2010. Shortly afterwards, "1901" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Alternative Songs chart. The album was the first Phoenix album to be certified gold and appeared on numerous "Best of" lists at the the end of 2010, including Rolling Stone magazine.
Phoenix’s fifth CD, “Bankrupt!” debuted in the #4 position in Billboard on its release in April this year.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, June 14 at the Pavilion Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. Orchestra General Admission is $44.75, Gold Circle reserved seats are $44.75, and general admission lawn tickets are $39.75, including facility and service fees. There is a $3 discount with military ID and AAA membership card. Part of the Bud Light Concert Series.
SIGUR RÓS ANNOUNCED TO PLAY TED CONSTANT CENTER, SEPT. 24
DURING FINAL U.S. DATES OF WORLD TOUR
TICKETS TO THE AMBIENT EXPERIENCE OF SIGUR RÓS GO ON SALE, JUNE 14 AT 10 AM.
Norfolk, VA – Sigur Rós will play Ted Constant Center, September 24 as part of their U.S. leg of the 18 month globe spanning tour. This tour will reach deep into North America, playing some of the biggest shows of their career in some of the country’s most renowned venues, anxiously awaiting the release of their hard-rocking album Kveikur next week. (Album will be released, June 18.)
Tickets to Sigur Rós are priced at $35 for general admission seats and go on sale, June 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.YnotTix.com by dialing 877-Ynot-Tix, or at the Constant Center Box Office. Additional fees may apply.
Starting today, you can stream Kveikur, the band’s first release on XL Recordings worldwide, in its entirety via Amazon.com! The Icelandic three-piece - Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason – have already given us a taste of the new album on the American late-night circuit, performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
PRESS HERE to watch their Leno performance! Sigur Rós also made a special guest appearance and scored part of the season finale episode of The Simpsons.
PRESS HERE to watch the video for “Kveikur”, made exclusively out of live show visuals.
PRESS HERE to watch the stunningly eerie video for “Brennisteinn”, directed by Andrew Huang.
PRESS HERE to watch the lyric video – a Sigur Rós first! – for “Ísjaki”.
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Sigur Ros U.S. Tour Dates:
9/14/13 Rochester Hills, MI @ Laneway Festival
9/15/13 Cleveland, OH@ Jacobs Pavilion
9/16/13 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
9/17/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White
9/19/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9/20/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts
9/21/13 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
9/23/13 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
9/24/13 Norfolk, VA @ Old Dominion Constant Center
9/25/13 North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
9/27/13 Whites Creek, TN @ The Woods at Fontanel
9/28/13 Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena
9/30/13 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Auditorium Theatre
10/1/13 St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theater
10/3/13 New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square
10/4/13 Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Theatre
10/5/13 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/9/13 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre