Wednesday, October 23, 2013

City Slang: Lord Huron to tour in January

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:50 PM

LA-based Michigan band Lord Huron are currently preparing for a January tour. The bad hits the Majestic Theatre on January 31.

According to a press release, “This will serve as the band’s largest headlining run to date, after wrapping a successful support tour for Alt-J in September. The new dates round out a massive year of touring for Lord Huron, including their first large-scale U.K. run, numerous sold out shows nationwide, and festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival among others. Of Lord Huron’s live set, Rolling Stone admires their “remarkably full sound” while Filter notes they “keep the energy hopeful and alive.” See below for further details.”

“Originally a musical and visual solo project by lead singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Schneider started playing music as a child—most often on summer nights around the campfire on Lake Huron. He went on to study art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts. Schneider’s passion for art and music are often intertwined, and he has composed music for various visual art projects over the years. In 2010, Schneider self-released his first EP, Into the Sun, online, complete with original artwork. The songs gained traction and Schneider set to work recruiting musicians to help him translate the recordings into a live performance.”


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