Why Is Authority Zero Playing Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill? UPDATE
UPDATE : Some additionaly information from the band themselves has helped, in part, answer my query.
Authority Zero's show is sandwiched in between shows from Jamey Johnson and restaurant regulars Marshal Reign. Check out their music and tell me what it sounds like -- that's right, country-infused rock music, if not just straight-up, plain ol' country. Hell, check the restaurant's live music calendar for the month of June and tell me what kind of music it likes to feature. It's not rocket science -- Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill likes to feature country music.
coin, we're a band that, growing up, played wherever we could plug in
and make some noise. Hijacking outdoor school outlets, house parties,
you name it. Hell, we even played a "rodeo" consisting of one kid
standing in cow shit out in Apache Junction back in the day. I guess to
us, the band makes the venue, the venue doesn't make the band. To us,
it's always been about the opportunity to play, and with given the
situation, an opportunity arose to where we could play a free gig for
the fans of AZ at a new location. Local radio station X103.9 presented
the idea to us to do a free show for the fans at Toby Keith's. Having
worked with the people at the station for many years (and even getting
our initial boost from them in early 2000), we trusted in their idea,
made some adjustments, heard they had a kick ass sound system and
stage, and ran with it. We're all jazzed about the release and
especially thrilled we were able to make it an all-ages, free event in
our hometown, days before the international release.
We understand that the first 50 people in the door get an autographed
copy of the new album. What time should fans show up? Will you have
additional copies of the album for sale?
That's correct! First 50 people through will receive a free autographed
copy. That evening, and for this one and only time, we'll be playing
the new album Stories of Survival front to back. We'll definitely have
additional copies available for everyone that shows up locally to pick
up before the album hits stores. Show starts at about 8 p.m., so I
think the best bet to get your free copy would be to show up at about 7
p.m. or earlier to be one of the first of 50 in.
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