Seeing Ariel Pink live in concert could go one of a million different ways. That's because the art pop master is famous for erratic, unpredictable performances that offer ticket buyers an up-close-and-personal look at his wonderfully bizarre internal universe. Concertgoers can never be sure of which side of Pink they'll see on stage, but that air of mystery is what makes his live shows so thrilling. He performs eccentric, expertly crafted pop rock songs like "Round and Round" and "Put Your Number in my Phone" with a stunning theatrical flair and manic energy that's infectious. His shows are full of enexpected twists but they're reliably unique and entertaining, treating audiences to a live spectacle they won't find anywhere else.
Ariel Pink is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist known for his eccentric take on pop rock. His impressively varied and unique catalog combines pop-inspired songwriting with retro, lo-fi production. After creating several homemade cassettes in the late '90s, Pink's big break came in 2004 when Baltimore indie rockers Animal Collective signed him to their newly formed record label, Paw Tracks. The label reissued three albums of Pink's earlier material including the 2004 cult classic The Doldrums, which had first been recorded in 1999. Several limited edition and bootleg releases followed, including Lover Boy in 2006 and Scared Famous and Underground in 2007. On tour Pink's karaoke-style live shows earned him a strong underground following, and by 2008 he had a full backing band in place under the name Haunted Graffiti. In 2009 Pink inked a deal with major indie label 4AD Records and released his critically acclaimed 2010 album Before Today. Pitchfork selected the album's standout single "Round And Round" as the No. 1 song of of the year, cementing Pink's status as a critical darling. With the release of the double album Pom Pom in November 2014, the enigmatic frontman has fans eager to experience the new batch of songs at his upcoming shows.