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[Concert Alert] ALT-POP FAVORITES BARENAKED LADIES RETURN TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE ON JULY 2, 2016


ALT-POP FAVORITES BARENAKED LADIES RETURN TO THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE WITH GUESTS ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK AND HOWARD JONES

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St. Augustine, FL (February 1, 2016) – Alternative-pop rockers Barenaked Ladies will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guests Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Howard Jones on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Barenaked Ladies previously performed to a sold-out crowd at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on July 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 5 at 10 a.m.

“I think it would be fair to say if the band was collectively known as Stella, then this record would indicate the reality that Stella had indeed got her groove back.” states Ed Robertson of Toronto’s Barenaked Ladies. After 27 years together, over 14 million albums sold, multiple Juno Awards, and GRAMMY nominations, Silverball, the cerebral band’s fourteenth album finds the long-standing partnership of Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals) firing on all cylinders. In Robertson’s view, Silverball has already attained a lofty status in the band’s canon, for reasons that are fundamental and enduring. “I think the strength of this record is the band playing together,” he says. “We’re pushing in new directions — as always, I think — but it’s still unmistakably these four guys playing together, and that’s what I’m most proud of. I put the record on and it doesn’t sound like anything we’ve ever done before, and yet it is unmistakably the new Barenaked Ladies record. We made it quickly and effortlessly, and I think it’s a great showcase of what this band is capable of.”

After a brief period of touring in the late 70s, notably as support for Gary Numan, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark quickly established themselves with a number of classic singles. “Messages”, with its simple but engaging melody, managed to get OMD into the public eye in 1980 by reaching No. 13 in the UK charts. Later the same year they made the UK Top Ten and scored their first international hit (5 million sales) with the dance pop of “Enola Gay”. The success in 1980 helped OMD to rapidly become one of the UK’s premier pop acts. OMD’s 1981 album, the ethereal Architecture & Morality produced three classic singles: “Souvenir” with its bittersweet vocal, the religiously inspired “Joan Of Arc” and its epic follow-up “Maid Of Orleans”. All three singles secured a top 5 chart position and by 1982 had turned OMD into household names. With a new album on the way and more live performances scheduled for the future, OMD continue to delight and entertain audiences globally.

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting, pioneering synthesizers and thought provoking lyrics. He set out his manifesto in his very first single “New Song”. The lyrics called on the listener to challenge their preconceived ideas, to see both sides and ‘throw off your mental chains’. “New Song” was recently used in a pivotal scene in “Breaking Bad” where Aaron Paul’s character, Jessie Pinkman, questions if he wants to ‘play by the rules’. “New Song” peaked at number 3 in the UK singles charts. Along with “New Song”, The first two albums, Human’s Lib and Dream into Action, brought Howard a host of hits including “Things Can Only Get Better”, “What is Love?”, “Pearl In The Shell”, “Like to Get To know You Well”, “Hide And Seek” (performed at Live Aid), “Look Mama” and “No One Is To Blame”, which reached No.1 in the US. Howard has sold over 8 million albums across the globe and is one of a select group of British artists who have comprehensively ‘broken America’.

SHOW: Barenaked Ladies with special guests Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Howard Jones

VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

DATE: Saturday, July 2, 2016 TIME: Doors 5:00pm / Show 6:30pm TICKET PRICES: $79.50 – Seated Pit$54.50 – Level 100 and Level 200 $44.50 – Level 300 $39.50 – Obstructed View

WEBSITE: http://www.barenakedladies.com; http://www.omd.uk.com; http://www.howardjones.com; http://www.staugamphitheatre.com

About Bryan Joe Corder (1857 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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