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Floater
with WE HAVE GUNS opening
Friday, November 16, 2012

The progressive rock band Floater will perform in the McDonald Theatre on Friday, November 16, 2012. Local favorite, hard-driving rock band WE HAVE GUNS will open the concert.

All ages advance tickets are general admission and available now for $20 at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets, online at TicketsWest, and will call online at mcdonaldtheatre.com. 

Tickets day of show will cost $25.  Doors will open at 7 p.m.  The concert will begin at 8 p.m.

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Floater has received two preliminary Grammy nominations, toured the USA and Canada, and recently released their most critically acclaimed record to date, "Wake."

With intense and unforgettable live performances, Floater continues to sell out some of the largest concert halls across the west. Both electric and acoustic performances have swollen their concert attendance over the past several years.

Their sound includes elements of rock, psychedelia, reggae, pop and even jazz and is wholly original.

They have been described in the press as "The nearest American thing to perfection" and "One of the greatest power trios in modern music." Their fan base has grown over the years to a fever pitch and Floater fans are legendary for their dedication.

Floater features Robert Wynia on vocals, bass; Peter Cornett on drums, percussion; and Dave Amador on guitar.

Floater was formed in Eugene in 1993 by singer/bassist Robert Wynia and drummer Peter Cornett after they had both left the band Henry's Child.

They quickly recruited guitarist Dave Amador after spotting a posting of his at a local guitar shop. The new trio recorded a six-song demo which impressed the record label Elemental. They were signed soon after.

Their first full-length album, Sink, was released in 1994 and contained some songs from the demo. Shortly thereafter, a second full-length album was released, Glyph, which increased the band's popularity in the Pacific Northwest and allowed them to tour further east into Arizona, Utah and Texas.

During these first few years, Floater received nominations to the preliminary level of the Grammys from NARAS in 1995 under Best Rock Performance for Sink and in 1996 under Best Alternative Performance for Glyph.  Floater was also playing popular venues like the WOW Hall in Eugene, and La Luna and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.

Just before Floater released their third album, Angels in the Flesh and Devils in the Bone, the band moved to Portland.

For their New Year's Eve show in 2000/2001 at the Aladdin Theater, Floater began their experimentation with acoustic sets. A part of this performance would be released on their second live album, Live at the Aladdin. In 2004, they released their first acoustic album Acoustics. This would coincide with an increase in acoustic performances abroad. Now, quite often, Floater plays back-to-back shows with one electric set and one acoustic set.

 

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