Polaris tour venues
Polaris – The 2015 Tour
The legendary and inimitable alternative rock outfit that would find its fame on The Adventures of Pete and Pete, a top drawer mid-nineties show on Nickelodeon, is back and better than ever, bringing you their memorable, jangly, and upbeat catalog of spectacular songs as they enter their second amazing year of touring. Don't miss out on seeing the one and only Polaris when they arrive at a venue in your part of the world, including: Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. Because of Polaris' relatively limited touring schedule this spring, you should definitely try to see these delightful indie rockers while you can. If you really can't make it out this time around, however, have no fear. Polaris is loving the live circuit and is sure to schedule new tour stops in new locations soon enough. When they do, you can be sure that StubHub will have all of the concert ticket and venue information that you require. Keep up to date with StubHub – your premier source for concert tickets on the web!
The incredible Polaris will be performing at some of the most classic, charming, and iconic venues across the United States, including the Brighton Music Hall in Boston, Underground Arts in Philadelphia, The Crocodile in Seattle, HighLine Ballroom in New York, the Aladdin Theater in Portland, The Chapel in San Francisco, and The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Don't miss out on your chance to see some of the most beloved, charismatic, and charming musicians in adult and child entertainment live and in the flesh. Tickets are going pretty quickly, so get yours today!
Polaris all started with some of the members from an indie rock outfit based in New Haven who called themselves Miracle Legion. Select Miracle Legion members would come together for what they thought would be a one-time musical endeavor in the 'nineties, which they would christen Polaris. They would assume a new moniker because, at the time, only three members of Miracle Legend were able to take part – the fourth would be unable to participate. You may ask, then, what exactly was this musical project that would star Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey (along with occasional special guest appearances from Joyce Raskin, Dennis Kelly, and Buell Thomas). The transient and ephemeral musical collaboration that was called Polaris would be a key feature of a Nickelodeon television show of that era known as The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
Polaris would be a crucial element of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Polaris would play countless songs on the show, including the program's theme song entitled "Hey Sandy". Since this was a kids' show after all, the members of Polaris decided to take on special stage names. Mulcahy would become "Muggy", Boutier would become "Jersey", and McCaffrey would become "Harris Polaris". Not only would the band appear for the theme song in the opening sequence of each and every episode, but they would also take on a major role for the episode entitled "A Hard Day's Pete". In this legendary episode, Danny Temberelli's character known as Little Pete would become enamored of a ditty he would hear from a garage band. The tune would inspire Little Pete to bring together his own musical project in order to save the song in his memory forever.
In 1999, Mulcahy's own music label, The Mezzotint Label, would come out with Polaris' one and only album so far – aptly entitled Music from The Adventures of Pete and Pete. The landmark release would contain most of the beloved and unforgettable songs that Polaris had performed on the show in previous years.
On the 28th of August, 2012, Polaris would have a reunion with a show that would be their first since their stint on The Adventures of Pete and Pete. This highly anticipated concert would take place at the all-encompassing Everything is Festival II hosted by Cinefamily. Not only was this Polaris' first show in years, it was also their very first live performance.
On the 26th of August, 2014, almost two full years after their reunion show, Polaris would announce that they were about to embark on their debut tour, called Waiting for October. This tour would be a delight to long-time fans and would be tantalizingly short – it would contain a mere nine shows. Some of their most successful gigs on this debut tour would be in New York City, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia.
Before they would become Polaris, Mark Mulcahy, Dave McCaffrey, and Scott Boutier would be part of a musical outfit with Mr. Ray Neal. They would call themselves Miracle Legion, and they would be one of the greatest American college rock bands of the era. In the mid-eighties, Miracle Legion would find widespread commercial success with guitar and vocals that would be reminiscent of R.E.M. Miracle Legion's high energy musical talent would position them perfectly for their gig on The Adventures of Pete and Pete, one of the most popular 'nineties kids' shows.
Some might argue that the high point of Polaris' musical career would be their contribution to the Nickelodeon program, but the band has more than proven their ability to come back strong after almost twenty years. Clearly, Polaris has some incontestable talent and strong spirit.
Scott Boutier and Dave McCaffrey would join forces in a third musical project when they took part in the alternative and cryptic rock group known as Frank Black and the Catholics. They would play with the band from 1997 to 2003. Frank Black and the Catholics would be founded by Charles Michael Kittridge IV, also known as Black Francis, who would front the Pixies.
The Polaris Concert Experience
A concert with Polaris will make you remember just how awesome television shows were in the 'nineties. Seeing a show by these unforgettable musicians from The Adventures of Pete and Pete is a once in a lifetime chance that you will remember for years to come. Whether Polaris is jamming out their hypnotic track "Summerbaby" or pounding out Pete and Pete's opening theme song, they always give you a concert that is as timeless as it is dynamic. Don't miss out on the throwback show that everyone will be talking about!
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