The Expendables: Winter Blackout 2015 – Tickets – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA – February 15th, 2015

The Expendables: Winter Blackout 2015

The Expendables: Winter Blackout 2015

Ballyhoo!, Katastro

Sun 02/15

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Trocadero Theatre

$17.00 - $19.00

This event is all ages

An AEG Live Event

The Expendables
The Expendables
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing,
skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The
Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining
venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling
guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.

The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam
Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass).
The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely
independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and
Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with
no physical distribution and no record label.

While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would
share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front
men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty. In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own
independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first
non-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-titled. Released in
September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and
received rave reviews from critics.

The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two
years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced
them. The band would share the stage with bands like Slightly Stoopid, NoFX, Less
Than Jake, Pennywise and Pepper to name a few. At the end of 2009 and beginning
of 2010 the band would work on their next album Prove It produced by Paul Leary
(producer of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as the guitar
player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player for NoFX).

Prove It was released May 11th 2010 debuting at #158 on the Billboard Top 200,
#30 on Billboard’s Independent charts, and #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers!
The album also pushed to #15 on iTunes Top 200 and #5 on iTunes Alternative
Charts, jumping The Expendables to a new level in their career. The band’s new release
would include guest performances by C-Money, OG, and Dela of Slightly Stoopid
throughout the album. Jumping into the mix as well would be long time friend G. Love
on the ballad “Wells”.

The Expendables have continued their tenacious touring schedule in 2011 and was a featured band on all dates of the massive yearly festival favorite, Warped Tour. Starting 2012 strong, The Expendables rang in the New Year with Slightly Stoopid at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, shortly followed after by their annual Winter Black Out Tour.

After numerous hours in studio, The Expendables prepare to release their 6th full-length studio album, “Gone Soft” set to come out this May. Highlighting the versatile and dynamic musicianship of the band, the album will be an all acoustic album, showcasing previous popular songs as mellow acoustic ballads. In support of the album, the Expendables will be joined by Unwritten Law on an acoustic/electric tour around Southern California giving fans the chance to experience the powerful and energetic performance that has made The Expendables such a unique band in it’s genre while also introducing fans to a new, “softer” side to their music.

Thirteen years later and countless miles covered, The Expendables show no sign of slowing down.
Ballyhoo!
Ballyhoo!
A rock band with punk energy and pop reggae grooves, Baltimore's BALLYHOO! are a fun, fan-loving powerhouse. These road dogs have tirelessly toured coast-to-coast taking their music to the people. Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band's signature sound on keys. The guys recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.



BALLYHOO! released their 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade on June 25th 2013. It broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.





The album features "No Good," produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime); while the first single "Run" saw an early radio add from KRAB Bakersfield and early radio spins by KROQ Los Angeles, WHFS Baltimore, KTCL Denver, and KCXX Riverside among others. Alongside the album release, BALLYHOO! co-headlined the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero and special guests Versus The World. Pineapple Grenade is the band's follow-up to the 2011 LAW Records release of "Daydreams," which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon.



BALLYHOO!'s unique yet melodic blend of genres, along with their hardcore devotion to the road and their fans have pitched them into snowballing success. The band has performed with a myriad of national touring acts; 311, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, The Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, and more. Tour highlights include the 2011 311 Pow Wow Festival, the 2012 and 2013 311 Caribbean Cruise, Bamboozle 2012, 2012 Charm City Music Festival, 2013 Cali Roots Festival & the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour. In 2011, after concluding the Last Calls and Liabilities tour with respected contemporaries, Pepper, they were honored with being included on the ever-popular Hollister Holiday Playlist. They were listed on MTV's Top 100 Bands to Watch and even featured 2 downloadable songs on the popular video game ROCK BAND.
Katastro
Katastro
Hailing from the desert of Tempe, Arizona, the members of Katastro gather to create a unique sound, blending elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop. Formed in 2007 by vocalist Andy Chaves, drummer Andrew Stravers and guitarist Tanner Riccio, later joined by bassist Ryan Weddle, Katastro has been gaining a lot of exposure while impressing their peers at the same time. Opening for national acts such as the 311, Bad Religion, Awolnation, Dirty Heads, New Politics, Method Man, Redman, Ghostface Killah, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and Passafire, they continue to pull in their audience with their intriguing and entertaining live show.

In 2008 the band released an EP entitled "The Facts". Followed by "Poking Holes In A Pattern" produced by Bob Hoag, which was released in late 2009. In October of 2011, Katastro released their 4th studio album entitled "Gentle Predator".

Katastro has gone on national tours with such acts as Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Passafire, and Pacific Dub. They recently relocated to southern california and are currently working on their next album.
Venue Information:
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
http://www.thetroc.com/

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