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The Low Anthem's Hometown Show in Providence to Benefit Rhode Island Flood Recovery

  • Thursday, April 15, 2010
    The Low Anthem's Hometown Show in Providence to Benefit Rhode Island Flood Recovery

    The Low Anthem returned to New York's Bowery Ballroom last night for another unforgettable performance from Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Jocie Adams, and, the newest member and multi-instrumentalist to join the group, Mat Davidson, seamlessly mixing songs from its Nonesuch debut album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, with new tunes from the forthcoming follow-up. The quartet will stay on in New York for a few more days, through Friday night's set at The Bell House in Brooklyn, which Miller promises will offer something new for New Yorkers looking to hit both area shows. The tour then makes its way north to home turf, New England, with upcoming shows in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and, notably, the band's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.

    The concert this Wednesday, April 21, at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, with fellow where Providence bands Tallahassee and The 'Mericans, is noteworthy not just for being the first time that the well-traveled band will have performed for a hometown crowd since launching its big North American headlining tour. In addition, The Low Anthem has just announced that the show has now become a benefit for Rhode Island flood recovery. The show is now free, with donations being accepted on behalf of the United Way's Rhode Island Flood Recovery Fund.

    For those who have already purchased tickets, refunds are available at the point of purchase. Alternatively, the refund can be waived, with proceeds going straight to the fund.

    "Our tour was way out west when we heard about the flooding," says Ben Knox Miller. "It was a dry but helpless feeling to be so far away. Mat's mother's had the idea I think to turn Lupo's into a benefit show. A good idea! People can donate if they like or just come into Lupo's for free, which is pretty unusual. We are excited to come back home for the show, and also hopeful for the dryness of the gear in our basement."

    Help spread the word and, for those in the area, come out for a great night of Rhode Island music to benefit a great Rhode Island cause. For more on United Way of Rhode Island and the work the organization is doing in response to these devastating floods, visit uwri.org.

    For more on this and other upcoming tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on April 15, 2010 - 11:07am
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The Low Anthem returned to New York's Bowery Ballroom last night for another unforgettable performance and will stay on in New York through Friday's set at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The concert this Wednesday at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, is noteworthy both as a homecoming for the band and because proceeds from the show will now go to the United Way's Rhode Island Flood Recovery Fund.

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The Low Anthem returned to New York's Bowery Ballroom last night for another unforgettable performance from Ben Knox Miller, Jeff Prystowsky, Jocie Adams, and, the newest member and multi-instrumentalist to join the group, Mat Davidson, seamlessly mixing songs from its Nonesuch debut album, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, with new tunes from the forthcoming follow-up. The quartet will stay on in New York for a few more days, through Friday night's set at The Bell House in Brooklyn, which Miller promises will offer something new for New Yorkers looking to hit both area shows. The tour then makes its way north to home turf, New England, with upcoming shows in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and, notably, the band's hometown of Providence, Rhode Island.

The concert this Wednesday, April 21, at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, with fellow where Providence bands Tallahassee and The 'Mericans, is noteworthy not just for being the first time that the well-traveled band will have performed for a hometown crowd since launching its big North American headlining tour. In addition, The Low Anthem has just announced that the show has now become a benefit for Rhode Island flood recovery. The show is now free, with donations being accepted on behalf of the United Way's Rhode Island Flood Recovery Fund.

For those who have already purchased tickets, refunds are available at the point of purchase. Alternatively, the refund can be waived, with proceeds going straight to the fund.

"Our tour was way out west when we heard about the flooding," says Ben Knox Miller. "It was a dry but helpless feeling to be so far away. Mat's mother's had the idea I think to turn Lupo's into a benefit show. A good idea! People can donate if they like or just come into Lupo's for free, which is pretty unusual. We are excited to come back home for the show, and also hopeful for the dryness of the gear in our basement."

Help spread the word and, for those in the area, come out for a great night of Rhode Island music to benefit a great Rhode Island cause. For more on United Way of Rhode Island and the work the organization is doing in response to these devastating floods, visit uwri.org.

For more on this and other upcoming tour dates, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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