The Struts - YOUNG&DANGEROUS Tour 2019

Sherman Theater Presents in association w/ SLP Concerts

The Struts - YOUNG&DANGEROUS Tour 2019

The Glorious Sons, Bones

Sun · July 28, 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$28.50 advance | $33 day of show

Summer Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort

(covered outdoor stage)

All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID

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The Struts
The Struts
In just a few years, The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters. After making their full-length debut with 2016’s Everybody Wants, The Struts now return with YOUNG&DANGEROUS — a sophomore album that cements their status as one of the most unstoppably passionate and endlessly thrilling bands making rock music today.

On YOUNG&DANGEROUS, The Struts let loose with the sing-along-ready and riff-heavy sound they’ve brought to stadiums and arenas all around the world. Working with producers like Butch Walker (Weezer, Panic! At the Disco) and Sam Hollander (Fitz and the Tantrums, Neon Trees), the band adorns that sound with deeper grooves and more inventive textures, dreaming up a majestic glam-rock revamp that’s unabashedly fun but full of pure heart.

The lead single from YOUNG&DANGEROUS, “Body Talks” brings that dynamic to a blues-spiked track capturing what Spiller calls “that moment when you mosey on over to someone on the dancefloor, and the music’s blaring so loud you can’t even talk to each other.” In creating an alternate version of “Body Talks,” The Struts amped up the song’s seductive power by enlisting Kesha to lend her soulful growl to a fiery duet with Spiller. The Struts also infuse some social commentary into YOUNG&DANGEROUS sending up selfie culture on the falsetto-laced epic “In Love With A Camera,” taking on trolls with the swampy and smoldering “Bulletproof Baby,” and pondering identity with the sweetly melodic “Who Am I.” And for the soaring and glorious “Primadonna Like Me,” The Struts brilliantly turn the lens on themselves. “It was written about my stage character, my alter ego,’” notes Spiller. “It’s this completely deluded guy running around his small town, all dressed to the nines—a full-on 21st century dandy going around saying, ‘Don’t you know who I think I am?’”

Formed in Derby, England, in 2012, The Struts almost instantly drew a major following with their outrageous live show, and later made their debut with Have You Heard (a 2015 EP whose lead single “Could Have Been Me” hit #1 on Spotify’s viral chart). Before they’d even put out their first album, the band opened for The Rolling Stones before a crowd of 80,000 in Paris and toured the U.S. on a string of sold-out shows. Known for his lovably swaggering stage presence—the very factor that gave The Struts their name—Spiller soon inspired legendary designers like former Queen costumer Zandra Rhodes to custom-create his lavish and glittering onstage attire. As the frontman points out, that heightened element of spectacle is all a part of the band’s mission of making an unforgettable impact on the crowd. “We believe in giving our absolute all every night, because that’s what our fans deserve,” he says. “The goal is always to get everyone dancing and screaming and shouting, and to make sure they leave dripping in sweat with huge smiles on their faces.”

With the release of YOUNG&DANGEROUS, The Struts have undoubtedly met another of their main ambitions as a band. “One of the things we most want to do with our music is inspire young people to pick up a guitar again,” says Spiller. “We live in a time that’s very much dominated by hip-hop and dance music, and that’s a great thing, but we want to give the world a big reminder that there’s something else going on out there. This album is our way of saying, ‘If you feel a little out of place, there’s always an electric guitar—and just look at what you can do with it.’”
The Glorious Sons
The Glorious Sons
Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, formed in 2011.
Bones
Bones
For London-bred band BONES UK, every song is a chance to speak their minds with total
freedom, to shed light on the extreme disconnect between the status quo and the far more glorious
world inside their heads. On their self-titled debut album, vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist
Carmen Vandenberg confront everything from the beauty industrial complex to toxic masculinity
to music-scene sexism, embedding each track with choruses primed for passionate shouting-along.
With their galvanizing energy and relentless joie de vivre, BONES UK offer up an album that’s
both provocative and endlessly exhilarating, even in its most outraged moments.
True to the L.A.-based band’s anti-conformist spirit, BONES UK unfolds with an entirely
uncontainable sound, a riff-heavy collision of rock-and-roll and rough-edged electronic music. In
forging that sound, Rosie and Carmen worked in close collaboration with producer Filippo
Cimatti, who shaped the album’s kinetic textures with lavish use of electronic bass. Matched by
Carmen’s masterful yet inventive guitar work and Rosie’s magnetic voice—an instrument that
seamlessly slips from menacing to stunningly tender—the result is a bold new sonic world, savage
and frenetic and infinitely mesmerizing.
On the album-opening “Beautiful Is Boring,” BONES UK bring serpentine riffs and sinister
grooves to a feverish statement against societal expectations of beauty. “We’re living in an era when
everyone’s being airbrushed into looking all the same, when really it’s imperfections that make you
beautiful,” says Rosie. On “Filthy Freaks,” the band twists the narrative to an all-out celebration of
the perfectly imperfect, the song’s bright tempo and surf-rock rhythms backed by Rosie’s brazen
lyrics (e.g., “I like your leather/But I like it better on my floor”).
Raw defiance also fuels tracks like “Pretty Waste”—a dizzying anti-anthem driven by blistering beats
and Rosie’s haunting vocal delivery. “It’s about this idea that if you’re a girl, you can’t be both
attractive and smart,” Rosie says. “We wanted to show that you can be feminine and strong and
tough and angry all at the same time: you can be whatever you want to be.” Another moment of
brilliant fury, “Leach” lashes out against all the creeps BONES UK have encountered in their
wanderings around L.A., cleverly contrasting their venomous lyrics with swinging rhythms and
flamenco-inspired strumming. And on “I’m Afraid of Americans,” BONES UK bring that
sardonic mood to a divinely snarling cover of David Bowie’s late-’90s hit, instilling the track with a
wild new urgency.
Elsewhere on the album, BONES UK shift from the restless reverie of “Souls” to the dreamy
balladry of “Black Blood” to the swampy blues of “Girls Can’t Play Guitar,” echoing the deliberate
unpredictability of the album-making process. “We recorded everywhere—in bathrooms, in the
backs of cars,” says Rosie, noting that most of Bones came to life in their basement studio in
Laurel Canyon. “We’re together all the time and we love that freedom of being able to record
whenever we want. We don’t need that pressure of going into some big studio; we’d much rather
just be instinctive about it.”
All throughout their thrilling debut the band shows the sharpness of their instincts, an element that
each musician has spent her whole life honing. Growing up in Italy, Carmen began playing violin at
age five, but soon felt compelled to take up guitar. “My dad played me a VHS of Woodstock, and
when I saw Jimi Hendrix I just went, That’s what I wanna do,” she recalls. Classically trained in
guitar from age six, she later ventured into blues and rock, eventually crossing paths with Rosie
after playing a 2014 gig at a blues bar in Camden. “I went up to her afterward and we drank several
bottles of whiskey, and we pretty much started playing together right away,” says Rosie. Born and
raised in London, Rosie had gotten her start as a drummer but switched to guitar as a tool for her
songwriting. “It’s always been all about the lyrics for me—using songs to tell stories and paint a
picture, in a way that actually says something about the world,” she notes. (An art-school dropout,
Rosie also designs all the artwork for BONES UK, with the band working together to create each
of their outrageously cinematic videos.)
After recruiting Filippo (a former classmate of Carmen’s at The Academy of Contemporary Music
in Surrey), BONES UK began pushing toward the heady complexity that now defines their music.
“We all come from such different backgrounds, and BONES UK is the amalgamation of that,”
says Carmen. “When we realized what we could create together, it was like we didn’t have a
choice—we had to just keep going.” Moving to L.A. in 2017, the band made their name as an
incendiary live act, soon taking the stage at major festivals like Lollapalooza and touring with bands
like Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and The Cult.
Joined onstage by their drummer Heavy, BONES UK now see their live set as the ideal medium
for their ever-expanding message, a vehicle for both catharsis and transformation. “Music is the
most powerful platform you could possibly have, because it has the potential to move people in so
many ways,” says Rosie. “We feel like we have a duty to use our platform to talk about the things
we care about, and hopefully end up empowering and inspiring people, and help give them the
confidence to be who they really are.”
Venue Information:
Summerstage at Mount Airy
312 Woodland Rd
Mount Pocono, PA, 18344
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