Diese Veranstaltung ist schon vorbei
|Mi 4 Jul ’12, 20:00–00:00||
Wo: Generalmusikdirektion, Grieskai 74a, Graz Stadt
Altersbeschränkung: Alle Altersklassen
Event eingetragen von: gmd
In the ever turbulent world of punk rock music, New York City claims the Ramones and Los Angeles proudly boasts PENNYWISE, the most significant hardcore band to emerge from SoCal punk’s second wave.
A thriving, ground-breaking punk rock band for over 20 years, the Hermosa Beach group has seen members come and go but it’s relentless, in-your-face, middle finger in the air, anthem-chanting sound has never wavered one iota.
The band recently enjoyed its most significant success to date, with their top 20 single, “The Western World” which dominated at KROQ 106.7, L.A.’s No. 1 modern rock station. Most recently, Ignite vocalist Zoli Teglas joined the PENNYWISE fold replacing the band’s former vocalist Jim Lindberg. Teglas, a longtime friend and tour mate, made his PENNYWISE debut playing a handful of local shows including the 2009Smokeout Festival and a sold out Holiday Benefit concert for Amnesty International at Long Beach Arena. Founding guitarist Fletcher Dragge called Teglas a “natural choice” to take over vocal duties for the band.
Bassist Randy Bradbury explains, “What started out as a temporary position was just too good to put an end to. Zoli brings to the table a tremendous vocal ability, creativity, and a die hard work ethic. There is a bond that makes this change feel like it was simply meant to be, and considering the recent unfortunate events, having Zoli join the band is a well needed shot of positive energy.”
Teglas was excited to take the stage with his friends, noting, "I'm stoked to be singing with Pennywise. I'm a huge fan of the band and am super grateful to share the stage with my long time friends Fletcher, Byron and Randy."
Left without a singer during summer of ’09 some questioned the future of PENNYWISE but they should have known better. Calling it quits was never in the cards for the remaining members.
A punk rock Hall of Fame band if there ever was one, the story of PENNYWISE is hardly done. With a brash new chapter of the band’s story unfolding before our very eyes, a new record is in the works, as are a U.S. and overseas tours. PENNYWISEdoesn’t play by the rules, it plows straight ahead and makes its own. “We’ve always done things our own way,” Dragge declares, “and we’ve never taken no for answer. We’ve been a punk band for over 20 years, and we’ve traveled the world, and we’ve had a lot of people tell us what we could and couldn’t do. Tell me what we can’t do, and I’ll try twice as hard to do it. That’s the one thing this band has taught me; if you want it bad enough, you can have it."
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