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Meat Puppets - The 2014 Tour
American alt rock mainstays Meat Puppets are back, bringing their decades of songwriting and performance experience onto the road again for their most exciting tour yet. Don't miss these pioneers of the early alternative alternative rock scene as they head to a city near you, including: West Hollywood and San Francisco, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; South Burlington, VT; Chapel Hill, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR. Don't see the Meat Puppets heading to a city near you? These legendary rock and rollers are always adding new and exciting tour events to their busy schedule. Keep up to date on all of their latest concert and tour information right here on StubHub, your number one resource for concert tickets.
Meat Puppets will be rocking the biggest and best venues from coast to coast as they launch the most embark on the most anticipated alt rock tour event of the year. They'll be playing all of the most iconic music destinations, including San Francisco's The Independent, Hollywood's Troubadour, Pittsburgh's Club Cafe and Neumos in Seattle. With over three decades of experience molding and shaping the alt rock we know and love today, the Meat Puppets 2014 tour is hands down the number one must see alt rock event of the year.
About Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets formed initially as the project of brother musicians extraordinaire Cris and Curt Kirkwood. The duo teamed up with longtime friend and jam partner Derrick Bostrom, a talented drummer who had collaborated with bassist Cris Kirkwood multiple times in the past. The three would practice together, going through name and sound changes until settling on the moniker Meat Puppets in 1980. The group came from punk rock roots, influenced heavily by the transatlantic punk movement that dominated the late 70s, and soon joined onto punk pioneer label SST Records. By 1982 the band released their debut album and age of the Meat Puppets officially dawned on the North American music scene.
The band began to mature out of their raw punk sounds, adding more depth to their songwriting range and venturing into other genres, including acid rock and country sounds. By the mid 80s the band was officially an alternative rock band, redefining rock music alongside some of the biggest names of the 80s including the Gun Club and the Violent Femmes.
The band formed a prolific work ethic, in a constant state of songwriting, recording, touring, or all of the above as they built up one of the most loyal fan bases the music industry has ever seen. Their sound continued to mature, and by the early 90s the band had gained widespread success with performances on MTV Unplugged alongside 90s grunge idols Nirvana. The band soon was touring alongside the biggest names in rock, including opening for rock legends Stone Temple Pilots.
Amidst personal problems and band wide disputes, 2002 would be a tough year for the Meat Puppets as Curt Kirkwood's departure to play with bands Eyes Adrift and Volcano lead to the band's breakup. Cris would face a prison sentence for assault, and the future of the Meat Puppets was bleak at best. 2006 would bring a Meat Puppets reunion under the Kirkwood brothers, sans drummer Derrick Bostrom, which would tour extensively and bring about the first new Meat Puppets material in years. Today, the band is still going strong, releasing a steady stream of albums while constantly hitting the tour circuit with their current lineup featuring Curt Kirkwood, Cris Kirkwood, and Shandon Sahm on drums.
The definitive Meat Puppets album would drop in 1994, with the legendary alt rock album Too High to Die. The band would receive a gold record, making it the band's most commercially successful album to date, and spawned a slew of singles that would dominate airwaves and become instant Meat Puppet crowd favorites. The album received glowing reviews from Allmusic and Rolling Stone, and lit up the charts hitting the #1 position on US Heat. THe album would be carried by five separate hit singles, including the #2 charting "Backwater", #28 charting "We Don't Exist", "Meat Puppets Promo", and "Roof with a Hole".
The band's earlier album Huevos was recorded almost entirely out of raw first takes, and featured little production. The band would bounce back and forth between highly polished albums featuring their maturing sound and raw frenetic releases that underlined their punk roots.
The Meat Puppets Concert Experience
With nearly thirty five years of performance and songwriting experience, the Meat Puppets put on a show that is infused with both elder musician wisdom and raw punk rock vitality. From start to finish the Meat Puppets will have you out of your seat and singing along as they deliver one of the most unique experiences in alt rock today. Don't miss your chance to hear the Meat Puppets discography the way it was meant to be heard. Get your tickets today!
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