The progressive rock band Floater will team up with AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles for a night of high-powered rock and roll in the McDonald Theatre on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
All ages advance tickets are general admission and available now for $20 at all Safeway TicketsWest outlets, online at TicketsWest, and 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.
are first and foremost dedicated AC/DC fanatics. This is what we all have in common. We’re all part of a huge community of devotees to one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands in the world. This is who we all are, and this is what Hell’s Belles strives to deliver with mechanical precision and passionate fury. Endorsed by Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), Hell’s Belles are the closest one can get without actually moving to Australia and joining AC/DC's road crew.
Hell’s Belles formed in 2000, the brainchild of former member, Amy Stozenbach (guitar), alongside former member, Om Johari (vocals). The current line-up features original member Mandy Reed, rock solid and born ready as Cliff Williams (bass guitar), Adrian Conner, dreadlock slinger and wicked player as Angus Young (lead guitar), Lisa Brisbois, sly and subtly intense as Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Laura D, heavy hitter as Phil Rudd (drums), and joining our ranks in 2011 – all the way from Australia, Amber Saxon, the kind of bombastic hard rock power that makes no apologies and is dangerous around the edges, as Bon Scott & Brian Johnson (Vocals).
Hell’s Belles are indeed all female, all the way to their rock-n-roll cores, all the time and without exception. Representing for a whole new generation of women that won't be intimidated, Hell’s Belles actively encourage our legions of lady fans to stand up and be counted, and collaborate with women musicians and causes as a part of the mission towards rock and roll inclusion. Not some down-your-throat feminism, but a proactive support and action spirit towards the continued march towards balancing of the gender scales.
The thousands of shows Hell’s Belles have played around the world, including Japan, Canada, and the good ol' USA (including Alaska), have become legendary nights of epic proportions. Consistently Sexy and sold-out shows - there's not a Hell’s Belles audience that hasn't been blown away by the raw power, attention to AC/DC details, and undeniable appeal that these bad ass belles deliver with undying devotion. From "Live Wire" to "The Jack" to "TNT", not to mention AC/DC’s landmark hits “Highway to Hell”, “Thunderstruck”, and “Back in Black”. The marathon set lists change to include a fresh variety of classics, but the perfection and passion of the show never does.