The Polyphonic Spree are coming back to Dublin, Ireland, in 2015! Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of their magical debut studio album ‘The Beginning Stages Of…‘, Music Scene is delighted to reveal that The Polyphonic Spree will be performing live on stage at The Academy in Dublin on Monday the 31st of August 2015.
In association with our good friends over at MCD Promotions, we’re giving you the chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to this concert!
“Rich in nature’s-own euphoria, ‘The Beginning Stages Of…’ is a shot of orchestral serotonin, a huge, humane record that could airlift the gloomiest soul from the Slough Of Despond. Never mind the cassocks, here’s The Polyphonic Spree…” NME
The Polyphonic Spree first appeared in 2000, a collective of musicians drawn from across the Dallas, Texas area, The Spree’s two dozen members took the stage in flowing robes of snowy white, an appropriate backdrop for their happy and uplifting blend of pop, orchestral rock, and touches of gospel soul. The group were founded by vocalist Tim DeLaughter, who fronted the band Tripping Daisy until 1999, when a drug overdose killed his bandmate Wes Berggren. Tripping Daisy subsequently folded, and DeLaughter pulled together surviving members of the group for The Polyphonic Spree, a massive collective that admitted more than 20 new members into its fold. The group put together a demo entitled ‘The Beginning Stages of the Polyphonic Spree‘ and sold it at gigs until a Dallas-based indie label, Good Records, picked it up and gave it an official release. Boasting a ten-member choir, two keyboardists, percussion, bass guitar, flute, trumpets, trombone, violin, French horn, theremin, pedal steel, and an electronic effects wizard, the band had little trouble carving out its own unique niche.
The line-up and costumes have varied over the years, largely because of the flexibility necessary in travelling with such a large band, however Tim DeLaughter is still at the helm, with their most recent studio album ‘Yes, It’s True‘ confirming that The Spree are a band who continue to carve their own vibrant colourful niche in the music world.
15 years since their inception, this tour is a chance to hear ‘The Beginning Stages Of…‘ from front to back, with a few of their greatest hits thrown in at the end.
If you would like to win a pair of tickets to this live concert, simply send your name, contact details and answer for the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the name of the debut album from The Polyphonic Spree?
A) The Beginning Stages Of…
B) The Final Stages Of…
C) The Only Stage Of…
*Competition closes on Friday August 28th 2015.
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