True Believers Tickets
True Believers tickets are your passes to a sensational live performance by a punk rock band of the eighties. True Believers is one of the most fascinating ‘what if’ stories in rock n' roll history. They were a rock band that had all the right ingredients to become one of the greatest hard rock/punk rock outfits of the 80s; however things never quite panned out for them.
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By the early mid 80s, True Believers seemed to ready to take off into the mainstream. They had built a solid local fan base in Austin, Texas and were highly regarded in the music community. Many big names in rock music and a whole lot of punk bands chose them as local opening acts. The Texas leg of country wide tours of many bands and artists proudly featured the band. Moreover, the music critics and the press always had good stuff to say about them. In short great things were expected from True Believers back then. The circumstances changed and conspired against them and kept wide scale success out of their reach.
The band did a lot of creative effort from the very start. They crossed over from the pure punk rock genre to more main stream hard rock and alternative rock. At a time when the battle lines were firmly drawn between punk, glam, hark rock and metal, they dared to incorporated the best virtues of punk rock (the raw energy) into the more accessible style of mainstream hard rock. They had a unique three pronged guitar driven sound that was fundamentally punk. The band was careful in fine tuning it, so that the final sound was tight and refined. The vocals were also a sharp and were very different from the typical raw punk style. They were was more akin to contemporary glam and hard rock.
In hindsight, many critics point out that it was in fact that the band’s unorthodox style and sound that was way ahead of its time. Back in the 80s (especially in their home town), they simply couldn’t find the production resources to record their music. The equipment available at the time was unable to capture the essence of their music onto the recorded media. The result was that most of their recorded work never lived up to the expectations of many. Fans or the critics who had experienced the magic of hearing then play live were never able to connect the recorded songs. One could say, they became a victim of their own genius!
Alejandro Escovedo, a veteran from the late seventies Bay Area punk rock scene founded the band in 1982. Alejandro took up the guitars and brought in his brother Javier Escovodo on the vocals. Kevin Folley on the drums, Denny DeGorio on the base and the Jon Dee Graham (a Texas punk pioneer) completed the initial lineup of the band. The band quickly build up a cult following in the greater Austin area by playing in the local club scene. They quickly moved up to playing with more established bands as the opening or supporting act.
Rounder Records became the first band to sign a record deal with them in 1986. The band was forced to cut an album within a week or so and in under 10000 dollars. The results were not fantastic and were unable to capture the true sound of their music. Though rough, the album was good enough to attract the big record label EMI. Hence, next in line was a record deal with EMI for the True Believers’ second album. The album production process proved to be rather difficult, and the band members DeGorio and Foley called it quits. However, the album did get completed and was a big improvement over the first album. It was a much better representation of the band’s talents. Lady luck would refuse to have anything to do with the band, as the band was dropped from EMI’s portfolio due to a business shake up. The album was scheduled to be released less than two weeks from this unforeseen event.
To be fair, the band recovered from the shock of yesteryears until recently. They have come back together to play live and compile their music with the latest audio recording technologies. The band can be caught live this season with True Believers tickets . Purchase them before they are gone.
True Believers Ticket Prices
Currently the average price for True Believers tickets is $149. The date and location for this event is 24-Jan-20 at Live at the Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati. The minimum get-in price for True Believers tickets is $21.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|Johnny Payne & The True Believers||Cincinnati||24-Jan-20||$149||$21|
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