Vaudeville donates 1 pair of CD Release Show tickets and 4 signed copies for Spring Pledge Drive

Minneapolis-based alternative rock band Vaudeville has generously donated one pair of tickets for their upcoming Masquerade Party/CD Release Show at First Avenue on Saturday, May 17, 2014, as well as four signed copies of their new CD, Part 1: The Masquerade, to KFAI's Spring Pledge Drive. All of this can be yours with a contribution of $35 to our drive, while also assisting KFAI in reaching its $91,000 goal. However, Friday is the last day of the drive, so take advantage of this opportunity while it's still around! 


Vaudeville combines rock, electronic, and experimental elements to create a driving, addictive, and unarguably distinct sound that has catapulted them into the spotlight in recent years. Current members Christopher Gummeson (vocals/keyboards), Chris Schara (lead guitar/vocals), A.J. Sugar (rhythm guitar), Timmy Kosel (bass/vocals), and John "Jimbo" Olson (drums), together create a unique sound that has earned them an ever-increasing name in the Midwest's music industry. After releasing their second album Vendetta at the Fine Line Cafe in 2012, their popularity began to quickly rise both locally and beyond. Vaudeville shared the main stage at Rock Fest in Cadot, WI, last July with musical legends Slash, KISS, Megadeth, and more, and have also played alongside other renowned acts, including The Meat Puppets, Forever the Sickest Kids, Never Shout Never, and Throw the Fight.


CD Release Show:

On Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Vaudeville will be releasing their newest album, Part 1: The Masquerade, during their Masquerade Party/CD Release Show at First Avenue. The show will be held in the theme of a masquerade party, and the band implores you to dress for the occasion. Find your most elegant and eccentric dress, suit, and especially mask, and make your way down to First Avenue for a night of musical enigma. The show is 18+, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Doors will open at 7 PM, with $10 advance tickets and $13 tickets at the door. Vaudeville will be performing with Fifth Hour, who will also be releasing a new CD, The Phoenix Philosophy, and Venus On Fire.


Vaudeville will be performing at Rock Fest in July of this year, as well as another festival in August yet to be announced. Don't forget that a donation of $35 to KFAI's Spring Pledge Drive will earn you two tickets to attend Vaudeville's Masquerade Party/CD Release Show, as well as four signed copies of their newest release, Part 1: The Masquerade. For more information on the band or how to contact them, follow the links below to either the band's website or their Facebook page. A link has also been provided for the Masquerade Party/CD Release Show's Facebook event page, and for First Avenue's main site. 


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