WILD RIVERS (CANCELED)
Monday, August 10
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$17 to $36
18+ SHOW / ID REQUIRED
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THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED
There is no rescheduled date, but we are now offering credit for canceled shows. Please carefully fill out the form at this link to receive a credit equaling your ticket purchase for this event. You can also call etix to request a credit at 1-800-514-3849. That credit can be applied to a future ticket purchase for any First Avenue event ticketed through etix. Once you’ve found a new event you’d like to apply your credit to, please contact etix at support.etix.com or 1-800-514-3849.
After a two week period, all tickets purchased online (that have not opted for a credit) will be automatically refunded.
If you are interested and able to donate, consider putting the cost of your ticket toward the TC Music Community Trust’s Entertainment Industry Relief Fund in support of individuals in need. All funds donated will directly impact someone who has lost a gig due to COVID-19 and its effect on the industry. The outpouring of words of encouragement and monetary donations thus far has been incredible, and we thank you for your continued support of the Twin Cities music scene. Donation link and more information can be found here.
For any ticketing questions, please contact etix at support.etix.com or 1-800-514-3849.
Note: The Wild Rivers show originally scheduled for May 10 has been rescheduled and will take place on August 10, 2020. All tickets purchased for the May 10 performance (Fine Line or 7th St Entry) will remain valid for the new date, so please hang on to your original ticket for entrance.
Bands share a whole lot more than just music. They encounter and endure life’s ups, downs, and everything in between as a collective. Along the way, band members grow individually and collectively. Following a year highlighted by 150-plus shows, Wild Rivers transpose personal experiences into relatable anthems woven from strands of folk, indie, rock, pop, country, and beyond. Their 2020 EP, Songs To Break Up To [Nettwerk], brings Wild Rivers—Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys], Devan Glover [vocals, bass], Andrew Oliver [lead guitar, bass], and Julien Laferrière [drums]—closer as it also draws listeners in.
“The EP was very personal for me specifically, but building it out with the band was a big step for all of us as friends,” says Khalid. “I spend 95% of my time with my bandmates. We’re a family, so we go through everything together. It’s autobiographical, but the group saw the vision and were empathetic. It went from a singular experience to everyone serving the vision tonally and musically.”
Since the release of their self-titled 2016 debut, Wild Rivers consistently progressed towards this point. As of 2019, their total streams surpassed 100 million and counting. 2018’s Eighty-Eight EP garnered acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone Country, PopMatters, Earmilk, No Depression, and more. Additionally, the band packed shows across North America and beyond, touring alongside The Paper Kites, Donavan Woods, and Jake Bugg, to name a few. In the midst of a 2018 road marathon, Khalid faced the dissolution of a long-term relationship, so he poured his heartbreak into the music.
“When we began writing, the songs that spoke to us all were centered around the breakup,” he says. “We decided to lean into the theme and make the EP an exploration of the topic, what the different sides of a breakup are, and what the feelings are. These include the good and the bad, the acceptance and the sadness, and the new freedom. We wanted to write a collection of songs covering the spectrum of what you feel going through the end of a relationship.”
In order to do so, the group retreated to Nashville, TN in October 2019, working out of Creative Workshop with producer Skylar Wilson (Rayland Baxter;
Cost: $17 to $36
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