Scene and Heard

Mercury Ballroom announces Opening Lineup

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 14, 2014

General Admission Tickets Go On Sale, Friday, January 17 At 10:00 A.M.

Intimate Fan Friendly Venue To Open April 4

(Louisville, KY – January 13, 2014) Live Nation’s new intimate music venue, Mercury Ballroom, has announced an April 4 opening date for the spectacular music hall in the heart of downtown’s historic theatre district and has released its opening line-up with tickets on sale Friday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River are the opening night headliners joining the previously announced April 25th performance by Christina Perri in support of her new album “Head Or Heart.”

 

Also scheduled through June are Corey Smith, Here Come The Mummies, Booker T. Jones, Excision, Toadies With Supersuckers And Battleme, Aaron Lewis, Rebelution With Common Kings, Blackberry Smoke, Lindsey Stirling, and the launch of the Mercury Rising Concert Series featuring local favorites, The Tunesmiths.

 

“We’re really pleased with some of the industry’s top acts that are excited to kick things off at Mercury Ballroom,” said Live Nation’s Michael Grozier, Executive Vice President of Clubs & Theatres.  “We’re proud to bring the best artists and shows into this great new club and to the best music fans in the country.”

 

Live Nation’s Dan Kemer, Vice President of Midwest Music, said 

“To be able to open with some of today’s best young stars in rock, pop and country, along with Grammy lifetime achievement award winner and Rock Hall member Booker T. Jones is exactly the kind of dream lineup we were hoping for when we started to put the calendar together last year.”

 

Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, great site lines, and the booking strength of the world’s largest live entertainment company, Mercury Ballroom will showcase many of the music world’s biggest tour names that have performed at Live Nation’s other clubs.

 

The new 900 guest capacity music hall revitalizes the historic Wright & Taylor Building.  It will also host special events throughout the year.

 

In addition to special VIP lounge with highly personalized service, and premium balcony with seated service, the intimate facility located at Fourth and Chesnut, will feature space for both live music and private events with leading industry audio, lighting and video technology.

 

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/mercuryballroom,: www.facebook.com/mercuryballroomvipseats;  www.mercuryballroom.com andwww.twitter.com/mercuryballroom

 

Check out our Mercury Ballroom sizzle reel by clicking: http://delivery.tourdesigncreative.com/clients/MercuryBallroom

 

     TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 10AM

APRIL 4 – OKKERVIL RIVER

 – The Texan-bred indie folk-rockers Okkervil River recently -released, retro-tastic album

The Silver Gymnasium, which finds them travelling back to those glory days (for some) of the 1980s!

The Silver Gymnasium was not only salivated over by critics but also reached No 7 in the US Billboard 200, Okkervil River’s highest place to date by a considerable margin. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 APRIL 9 – COREY SMITH –

With an ever-expanding fan-base and hundreds of sold-out performances to date, CoreySmith is making his mark on the country music scene. Amassing acclaim as an independent artist, Smith has sold over 1.8 million digital singles and 250,000 albums. He has been recognized as one of country music’s hottest new artists by Country Weekly and Music Row Magazine and featured on the cover of Pollstaras a Hotstar Top Artist. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 11 – HERE COME THE MUMMIES –

 A 5000 year old foul smelling, well-endowed, and manly tribe, capable of infinite funkiness. Here Come the Mummies: Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave. Best known for their live performances in which band members perform in full mummy attire bandages. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 12 – BOOKER T. JONES –

Booker T. Jones stands tall in the American legacy of rhythm & blues as a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. In the ’60s, his band, Booker T. & The M.G.s, was a staple of Top-40 radio with hit instrumentals. With the revival of interest in the Hammond B-3 sound, Booker T. carves out another chapter in his illustrious career. His latest CD finds Jones  at his most soulful in years. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 14 – EXCISION –

Excision shows are like no other- a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy, as virtual walls of bass are relentlessly impaled time and time again upon their fragile bodies and ears. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 15 – TOADIES WITH SUPERSUCKERS AND BATTLEME –

 Rubberneck , the 1994 full length release from TheToadies, is being reissued onto vinyl by Kirtland Records. The pressing will be on 180-gram vinyl and a few bonus tracks will be included. The band will also be playing the album from front-to-back on their upcoming tour. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 17 – AARON LEWIS –

 If you want to get to know Aaron Lewis, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. For Lewis, The Road  continues to wind and surprise like it always has. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

APRIL 18 – REBELUTION WITH COMMON KINGS –

Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups.Peace of Mind, was recently awarded the iTunes “Best Crossover Album”.The album builds upon the band’s signature style while venturing into new musical genres from the lush stringsincorporated into the gentle “Route Around” to the driving guitar and synths throughout “Lady In White”. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm.

 

APRIL 25 – CHRISTINA PERRI –

 Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album.HEAD OR HEART – which features the brilliant new single, “Human” – is slated for release on March 11th. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

 

 

MAY 10 – MERCURY RISING CONCERT SERIES – THE TUNESMITHS –

 The Mercury Ballroom is excited to announce “Mercury Rising”, an all new concert series showcasing the best & most exciting bands Louisville has to offer. One of the first installments of this series features The Tunesmiths, Graffiti & The Debauchees on Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm

 

MAY 15 – BLACKBERRY SMOKE –

You can call Blackberry Smoke’s music southern rock and you wouldn’t be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn’t be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.

 JUNE 10 – LINDSEY STIRLING –

YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling is perhaps the first – and only – artist in the world to blend classical violin, modern dance, and The Legend of Zelda?! On September 19th, Lindsey released her self-titled debut album, Lindsey Stirling, coming off the heels of an incredibly successful presence on iTunes. Lindsey has already sold over 300,000 songs, several of which have hit the iTunes Top 100 as well as the top of the digital electronic charts.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm and the music starts at 7:30pm.

 

 

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