The first time that I ever saw Band of Horses, they opened for My Morning Jacket in Toronto at Echo Beach @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (last summer). I had been looking forward to the show for quite some time. When we got to the show we wandered around the grounds for a while as a crowd gathered on the beach in front of the stage (someone from Canalside should attend a show at this venue to see how well it’s done.)
When Band of Horses first took to the stage my wife and I began to hoot and holler, since that was the band that we had come to see. A few years earlier I managed to catch My Morning Jacket when they opened up for Wilco at the Albright-Knox. At the time, My Morning Jacket blew the socks off Wilco, which is what I was hoping Band of Horses was going to do to My Morning Jacket. I was not let down for one second.
Apparently the Toronto crowd didn’t quite get that Band of Horses was the superior band (at least in my mind), and stood in a zombie-like stance as BOH played their insanely killer set. By the time BOH was walking off the stage, I was hooked on the band’s live performance and vowed that I would catch the band in Buffalo soon enough. When My Morning Jacket took the stage, the crowd went wild, but I couldn’t get the previous performance out of my head. Mind you, MMJ is a great band (from mesmerizing drums to wailing vocals)… it’s just that there’s something about the non-stop string of powerhouse songs that BOH puts together that manages to elevate the experience.
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Band of Horses is coming to Town Ballroom. It’s a show that will be very memorable considering the intimacy of the venue. Tickets go on sale this Friday…
BAND OF HORSES with MIDLAKE | Produced by Funtime Presents
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:00pm door / general admission
On sale THIS FRIDAY ($32.00 advance / $35.00 day of) available online at TICKETFLY.COM and Town Ballroom box office. Town Ballroom box office is open Monday-Friday 12-5pm. Call to charge by phone 1.877.987.6487