Amid the uncertain circumstances facing the Twin Cities and beyond, First Avenue has been working diligently to reschedule shows. Take a minute to look ahead at some of the upcoming shows we have officially rescheduled for late summer and fall. Tickets purchased for all original dates will be honored at rescheduled shows.
Mattiel at the Turf Club | July 25, 2020
Very few rock bands are capable of striking the elusive sweet spot between jagged and commercially accessible. In just two albums, Mattiel has demonstrated her knack for analog-driven rock ‘n’ roll accompanied by radio-friendly melodies and hooks. Her 2019 album, Satis Factory, affirmed her skillset as a songwriter while merging a honky-tonk feel with garage rock sensibilities.
Crash Test Dummies at The Fitzgerald Theater | September 27, 2020
Built on the foundation of lead singer Brad Robert’s bass-baritone vocals, Crash Test Dummies have made a brooding brand of soft rock for roughly 20 years. Much like fellow contemporaries Collective Soul and Better Than Ezra, Crash Test Dummies rose to acclaim in the ‘90s adjacent to the grunge music that also stemmed from some of the prolific rock bands of the ‘80s.
Waxahatchee w/ Ohmme at The Cedar Cultural Center | October 15, 2020
One week ahead of the release of her fifth studio album, Saint Cloud, we’ve confirmed a rescheduled date with Waxahatchee—the folksy project powered by singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield. Initial glimpses of Waxahatchee’s forthcoming release promise more of the refined Americana sound that Crutchfield has mastered over the course of the past decade.
Openers Ohmme are veteran players with several projects and collaborations under their belt. Their voices are on both Coloring Book and Surf by Chance the Rapper, they played with Vic Mensa in high school, they’ve worked with producer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, they provided string arrangements for Whitney, and they sang back-up vocals for Twin Peaks. This show is now all ages.
Killer Queen at The Fitzgerald Theater | October 18, 2020
Killer Queen is as close as it gets to the real deal. However inimitable Freddie Mercury may seem, Killer Queen is somehow able to capture the magic of Queen’s legendary sound and bring it to today’s stage—flashy and fantastic in the best way.
Amyl and the Sniffers at the Fine Line | October 24, 2020
In the short time Amyl and The Sniffers have been around, their riotous live shows have risen in the ranks of notoriety among venues across the globe. Bringing an Aussie flair to a ‘70s punk sound, Amyl and The Sniffers bring an energy to the stage that is simply unmatched.
King Krule w/ Lucy at First Avenue | December 1, 2020
King Krule’s Mainroom debut has been confirmed for the latter end of 2020. Driven by a grimey blues-rock foundation and Archy Marshall’s thick English accent that oozes with emotion, King Krule sounds unlike any other. His new album, Man Alive!, builds on the character Marshall has been cultivating since his first release as a precocious 16-year-old nearly 10 years ago.