Indie-rock band, Low, have distinguished themselves as one of the most unique American stalwarts on the modern rock scene. They eschew huge rock-and-roll guitars in favour of quiet, passionate performances with intricate, introspective lyrics. Low remain well-loved for both their live and studio performances.
Those who desire Low tickets can see the band live in several venues and in several locations. They'll play the Landmark Bergen Kunsthall in Bergen, Norway and England's End of the Road Festival in Salisbury before heading back to North America. Low will take their show to the States at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin, the Thalia Hall in Chicago, and the Brighton Music Hall in Brighton, Massachusetts; they'll also trek to Canada and play at the Bar de Ritz Club in Montreal and at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto.
The band hail from Duluth, Minnesota - the hometown of legendary folk singer Bob Dylan. Alan Sparhawk of Low also sings in a band called The Murder of Crows. Sparhawk and his wife / band mate Mimi Parker have two children together. One of their songs, the haunting "Halflight," was featured in the movie, The Mothman Prophecies; Robert Plant (famously of Led Zeppelin) has recorded two of their songs for his albums.
The indie-rock band, consisting of husband-and-wife Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, formed after the two met in Wisconsin in 1993. At the time, Sparhawk was in a band called Zen Identity. He left the band, and along with bassist, John Nichols, formed Low with Sparkhawk's wife, Mimi Parker. Nichols was replaced with Zak Sally, who in turn was replaced with Matt Livingston. In 2008, Livingston was replaced with Steve Garrington on bass guitar. Their quiet, focused music stood out in the loud Northern rock scene, and they soon became a cult favourite among audiences throughout the region. With a grueling touring schedule, Low also developed into a formidable studio band -- beginning with I Could Live in Hope in 1994 and Long Division in 1995, continuing with success through their 2002 studio album, Trust.
Low's big breakthrough came with their 2005 major-label debut - and their first record for the Sub-Pop label: The Great Destroyer. Released to critical and commercial acclaim, The Great Destroyer reached No. 13 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart and produced the single "California.
Fans who acquire Low tickets can hear selections from an extraordinarily long catalogue of hits for the band. Beginning with I Could Live in Hope and continuing straight through 2011 album C'mon, which had the famed song "Try to Sleep," and 2013's The Invisible Way (which was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy).
Concert goers will experience a more cerebral rock experience than they might have at a run-of-the mill rock and roll show. The band's performances of their dreamily intense music are engaging and captivating and not for the mosh-pit or bang-your-head mindset. Additionally (and ironically), Low are known for their lower-volume shows; there are no amplifiers turned-up-to-eleven at a Low show. Instead, they're just known for quietly remarkable live performances.
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