PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN CONCERT:
In case the name left any shred of doubt, let's be clear: alt-rock outfit the Presidents of the United States of America are out to have fun. Rising to fame with hilariously quirky songs like "Kitty" and "Lump" from their self-titled 1995 debut, the band brought a welcome dose of Dada to the traditionally weighty alternative rock landscape, matching the playfulness of their music with their zany, energy-filled live shows. Hot on the heels of 2014's cheekily titled Kudos to You!, the band returns to the road for a tour that's sure to rock and amuse in equal measure.
Formed in Seattle in 1993, the Presidents of the United States of America played local venues and hawked cassettes at bars before rising to overnight fame with their self-titled 1995 debut. Despite, or perhaps thanks to, the band's head-scratching lyrics and playful song structures, the album struck a major chord with audiences, going triple-platinum and spawning hit singles like "Peaches" and "Lump." 1996 sophomore album II was also a success, landing on charts around the world and scoring the band another hit with "Mach 5." After weathering several breakups and reunions in the '00s, the band returned in 2014 with a fan-funded new album Kudos to You!, hitting the road for a tour in support of the long-awaited release.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Love the Presidents! These guys put on such a fantastic, high-energy show. They're wonderful musicians who connect really well with the audience, and they're adorable to boot."
"Presidents of the United States were AWESOME! High-energy, great sound. They did their first set then did the entire first album start to finish - it was AMAZING!"
"This was an unforgettable, amazing show. Presidents of the USA were funny, energetic, and gratefulto the fans. They played new songs as well as their entire first album."