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The Growlers tickets - The Growlers Tour

The Growlers Schedule

The Growlers are on tour again, traveling to cities across the United States. This is your chance to see the band that coined the term "beach goth" to represent its sound. The Growlers will be playing shows at the Lincoln Hall Chicago in Chicago, Illinois; Brighton Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts; Bowery Ballroom in New York, New York; Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Club Dada in Dallas, Texas; Alhambra Theatre Portland in Portland, Oregon; Treasure Island in San Francisco, California; and The Observatory Santa Ana in Santa Ana, California. If you are a fan of country, surf, pop or rock, you will not want to miss hearing The Growlers play live. The band somehow manages to combine all of these genres to bring audiences a wonderful live experience to ensure that the live show performance is not one to miss. Take a look at the StubHub schedule to find a venue near you!

About The Growlers

California has been known for its surf rock and now brings a new version called "beach rock" with The Growlers. The Growlers were formed in Dana Point, California in 2006. The band eventually moved to Costa Mesa, where it continued to seriously pursue its music. The band consists of Brooks Nielsen (vocals), Matt Taylor (lead guitar), Scott Montoya (drums, bass), Anthony Braun Perry (bass) and Kyle Straka (keyboards, guitar). Despite having gone through a number of members (Brian Stewart, Warren Thomas, Patrick Palomo, Clark Davison and Miles Patterson), the band has managed to breakthrough the music industry to be a sought after musical act worldwide. The Growlers initially focused its attention on growing its fan base in the United States, but managed to create a stronghold in the United Kingdom and Europe too. It is no doubt that focusing on the fans, both internationally and at home, has made a huge impact on the growth and success of what was initially just another California band from Dana Point.

The Growlers Breakthrough

During an interview with The Great Escape, The Growler's front man, Brooks Nielsen, explained how it wasn't easy breaking through to the international music scene. Even after having been successful in the United States, "We already dug the dirt in America for a long time, we toured by ourselves across the country like 3 or 4 times. And we kept hearing 'why aren't you coming to England? Why aren't you coming to Europe?' And by the time we came here we had to start from scratch. We'd already played all the big festivals over there [in the United States] and been connected with all these large promoters […] But we already had a good fan base here, and I think there's so much good music coming out of the United States right now and every time they coming over here—our friends' bands—they're promoting us and vise versa." The Growlers have toured the United Kingdom and Europe a few times and have found quite a bit of success there. It is quite impressive considering The Growlers took a "do it yourself" approach to producing its music. The band created the EP with one guy who assisted in the recording and producing of the album. It has been suggested that The Growlers are inspired by sixties music and other psychedelic music. While the band mates have listened to a significant amount of sixties music at times, it is not ongoing on the band's playlist. Much of the music is created on the same kind of equipment. The band likes the sound of reverb and tend to gravitate toward darker sounds.

The Growlers Trivia

The Growlers are surfers and were stoked to have surfed the freezing cold water in Brighton. The Growlers are associated with a festival called "Beach Goth." While the band is not keen on the idea of festivals and how many cities are incorporating the idea of festivals into its culture. Nevertheless, The Growlers are responsible for the an annual "beach goth party" at the Observatory.

The Growlers Live Show Experience

The live show experience for The Growlers are exactly what one would expect from a Beach Goth band that incorporates a variety of musical influences in its music. The live show provides a bit of everything so every audience member walks away with something different, depending on the perspective from which it perceives the music presented by The Growlers. To many, the psychedelic and sixties rock-inspired sounds will be glaring on stage, while others will hang on the darker lyrics that make The Growlers a bit more goth rockers the beach boys. At a live show, one can expect to hear any of the songs from The Growlers' multiple albums: Are You In or Are You Out?, Hot Tropics EP, Hung at Heart, Gilded Pleasures and the most recent, Chinese Fountain. The last album that the present tour supports has been marked as The Growlers album that is "more grown up [and] well polished." The significant singles put out by The Growlers include: "Gay Thoughts," "Feeling Good," "Drinking Songs for Kids" and "Uncle Sam's a Dick." The Growlers are a great band to see live, don't miss your opportunity to see them at a venue near you.

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