Trampled by Turtles – 2014 Concert Schedule
Known for their bluegrass-infused indie folk rock, Trampled by
Turtles are bringing their unique blend of music to venues across the United States. Drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan, Neil
Young, and the Rolling Stones, this band is a perfect blend of country, bluegrass, folk, and rock. Whether you're into indie
rock or you're more of a bluegrass fan, you won't want to miss the extraordinary performance of Trampled by Turtles. From
hits like "Walt Whitman" to their creative rendition of the Pixies' "Where is My Mind?" these concert tickets will be coveted
by fans from all over. To see this amazing folk band perform live, visit StubHub today to get your Trampled by Turtles Tickets.
About Trampled by Turtles
Comprised of Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug, Dave Carroll, Erik Berry, and Ryan Young,
Trampled by Turtles first started out as a side project for the band members. With most of them already playing full-time
in other bands, they decided to have a side project where they could explore their music acoustically. Though all of the band
members were working other gigs, none of them had actually played bluegrass before. Simonett and the other bluegrass newcomers
in the group quickly realized, however, the potential of their collective creativity, and they began playing full time as
a band together.
This Minnesota-based band first starting by playing traditional tunes, like Appalachian fiddle songs,
and classic folk and bluegrass songs. By 2004, Trampled by Turtles had begun recording original songs and touring. They released
their debut record Songs from a Ghost Town in 2004, which seamlessly connected their rock backgrounds with their burgeoning
bluegrass style. Trampled by Turtles followed up their debut record with Blue Sky and the Devil in 2005, and Trouble in 2007,
continuing with the similar style of their first album.
Finally, in 2008, the band released their fourth album Duluth,
which proved to be just what they needed to fully reach the bluegrass community. To really capture the same energy that the
band had exhibited together on stage, they recorded this album by playing in a studio that was located in a remote area of
Minnesota, and played as if they had a full audience watching. Their hard work paid off, as the successful album peaked at
number eight on the Billboard Bluegrass chart, and the band subsequently performed in a number of festivals.
on the coattails of Duluth's success, Trampled by Turtles went on to release Palomino, which performed even better. Palomino
debuted at number one of the bluegrass chart and stayed in the top ten for over a year. With a steady fan base under their
belt, Trampled by Turtles toured the music festival circuit, including Stagecoach, Coachella, Bumbershoot, Pickathon, Newport,
and the famed Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
In 2012, Trampled by Turtles released their sixth studio album, Stars and
Satellites, which dominated the Billboard Bluegrass charts and also made it to number 14 on the Billboard Folk Album chart.
The album even made it to the Billboard Top 200 chart, peaking at number 32. This album marked the band's network television
debut, when they performed their song "Alone" on the Late Show with David Letterman. In addition to the Letterman Show, they
also scored a spot on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, playing their upbeat song "Walt Whitman."
In 2013, Trampled
by Turtles also released a live album, which was recorded during their tour for Stars and Satellites. The album celebrated
their 10-year anniversary as a band together.
Trampled by Turtles' Breakthrough Album
Trampled by Turtles
gained a steady following in their early career, but it was their fourth album Duluth that catapulted this band to the top
of the charts and generated a cult following. The album featured lightning-fast riffs with evidence of punk-rock influences,
and a robust musical sound from their various instruments. The album peaked at number eight on the Billboard Bluegrass chart,
and helped pave the way for their future success.
Trampled by Turtles Trivia
How did Trampled by Turtles
come up with their band name?
During Trampled by Turtles' early career, they had a few shows booked but they didn't
have a name at the time. During rehearsal, everyone tried to think of a good name in a hurry and mandolin player Erik Berry
happened to have "Trampled by Turtles" on his list. The rest of the band went with it, and the rest is history.
Representing some of the best music in the progressive bluegrass indie-folk scene, Trampled by Turtles offers
an unforgettable live performance for fans. With everything from raw and rustic to mellow and melody-driven, it's no surprise
why this innovative bluegrass band is one of the hottest around. Visit StubHub today for your Trampled by Turtles concert
tickets so you can catch a performance by this extraordinarily talented band.