Thrice Announces “Farewell Tour” Stop At LA’s Club Nokia
Los Angeles’ CLUB NOKIA has announced a Saturday, June 16 performance by alternative modern rockers THRICE on their “Farewell Tour,”with tickets going on sale Thursday, March 1 at 12:00 PM. In an announcement late last year, the group said, “Thrice is not breaking up. If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could. However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the Spring will be the last one for the foreseeable future.” ANIMALS AS LEADERS will open the show.
Building off the momentum of their 2009 album Beggars, Thrice (frontman/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge) once again found themselves getting back to basics with their new release Major/Minor; four guys sitting in a room jamming out, making music. ”We had so much fun making Beggars and it was such a smooth process that it only made sense to keep capitalizing on the natural energy in the room when we’re together,” notes Riley. “We just wanted to focus on being a rock band.”
The Orange County, California quartet released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following. Thrice went on to release six highly praised albums – fan favorites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003) and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and intricate four-piece concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), and the most recent band-centric masterpiece, Beggars (2009). Ample touring followed each release, and in the 13 years since their inception, the guys of Thrice have had the pleasure of sharing the road with the likes of Brand New, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Circa Survive, Say Anything, Mewithoutyou and many more. “I can’t wait to get back on the road,” Ed says. “Some of my best friends are the people we tour with. I’d love to meet new bands or tour with old friends on this album. Either way I’m excited.”
Major/Minor was tracked and produced by long-time friend and Vheissu mixer, Dave Schiffman at Redbull Studios in Los Angeles and sheds light on a side of Thrice fans have yet to see. Comprised of eleven songs, the album possesses an analog warmth and organic landscape reminiscent of indie-music’s predecessor; one of the biggest music trends to come from the underground in the 1990’s. That’s right, grunge. “When we first showed the demos to Dave, the first thing he said was ’You guys know you wrote a grunge record, right?,” laughs Teppei. “It’s really funny because it hadn’t really occurred to us. We just wrote what came naturally.”
Tickets prices are GA advance $24.99/day of show $29, VIP Balcony $35 for this Club Nokia performance. Tickets for Club Nokia events are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com and from 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri at the STAPLES Center Box Office located at 1111 S. Figueroa St. No fees are charged at the STAPLES Center box office or at the Club Nokia box office on show days (open after 5 PM).