X Ambassadors — The Joyful Tour
EXPRESS LIVE! — 405 Neil Ave Columbus, OH 43215
Tuesday, April 24, 2018; Doors open at 6:30 PM
$30.50 Advance / $35.00 Day of Show
General Admission — All Ages
This show is indoors
Opening Artist: Jacob Banks, The Aces
X Ambassadors’ debut album VHS reflects on the events that shaped lead vocalist and lyricist Sam Harris and his older brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’ life growing up in Ithaca, NY. “It was us looking back on everything that made us who we are,” says Sam. The gold-certified album, which Rolling Stone called “bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger,” debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spawned the platinum-selling “Renegades,” which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative chart and the double-platinum “Unsteady,” which went Top 10 at Alternative. Hot AC, and Top 40 radio. The success of VHS sent X Ambassadors on a nearly two-year touring odyssey that found them winning over fans around the worlds and performing at the Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and Shaky Knees festivals, among others, and establishing themselves as a world-class rock band.
Since coming off the road, X Ambassadors have been writing songs for their second album, pushing themselves to infuse each new song with a soulful feeling. “These are influences we’ve had forever – artists like Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding and The Band – but I think I held back a lot on the last record,” he says. “I was so focused on coming up with something that would really open doors for us that I forgot to use my voice t its fullest extent.” Not any longer. The album’s first single, “Ahead of Myself,” is an impassioned, fervid song inspired by Sam’s tendency to jump into things before thinking them through. “That’s the story on paper, but in reality, it tells a much bigger story,” he says. Come out and see X Ambassadors at EXPRESS LIVE! on April 24th!
XA is proud to partner with REVERB [link to reverb.org] on this tour to support environmental and social causes at each show.
Official Website: xambassadors.com/
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