May 28, 2014

CALLING ALL BANDS! 7th Avenue Band Slam 2014

THE RITZ YBOR AND ORPHEUM UNITE THEIR ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS SERIES AND WILL PRESENT 1ST ANNUAL 7TH AVENUE BAND SLAM
 

Tampa, FL – The RITZ Ybor and Orpheum will join forces and unite their annual Battle of the Bands Series as the 7th Avenue Band Slam

Each week at the Semi-Finals, five different bands will face off against one another to win a spot at the Finals.  The weekly Semi-Finals will take place at The Orpheum on Thursday, July 10; Thursday, July 17, and Thursday, July 24, 2014, with the Finals taking place at The RITZ Ybor on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

7th Avenue Band Slam is in search of fifteen bands of all genres to compete in this year’s series.  Interested contestants may enter their bands into the competition by e-mailing bands@theritzybor.com OR by registering online HERE.


The winning band of the 7th Avenue Band Slam will win cash prizes, paid performance gigs, and bragging rights of winning both The RITZ Ybor and Orpheum’s Battle of the Bands Series.

The RITZ Ybor and Orpheum are Ybor City’s two leading live music venues located on 7th Avenue.

For more information about The RITZ Ybor, please visit: www.theritzybor.com.

For more information about The Orpheum, please visit: www.theorpheum.com.

May 22, 2014

Feed Me with Teeth @ The RITZ Ybor 8/10/2014

FEED ME WITH TEETH @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014


Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey across North America and New Feed Me EP announced / Hitting The RITZ Ybor on August 10, 2014

Pre Sales Begin May 29 - General Sales May 30
Free Track Download with Pre Sale Purchase

Today Feed Me, Jon Gooch’s insidious alter ego, announces the unveiling of his amplified Teeth show with his upcoming North America bus tour, Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey, and plans to release a new 4 track EP on his label, Sotto Voce. The tour will travel across the country, from July to September, making stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and many more. This marks Feed Me’s first proper tour since his 17-date sold out “Teeth Tour” at the beginning of 2013. 

All fans that buy tickets through the exclusive presale link will receive a “Time For Myself,” a track from Feed Me’s forthcoming EP before anyone else.  Sign up to Pre sale here.

Entirely designed by Jon Gooch, Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey returns with a magnified teeth installation and live show with ever expanding light show that will be the centerpiece of the tour. Harnessing the power of silhouette and theatre ahead of instant gratification LEDs and screens.

The Psychedelic Journey is not only a visually driven concept, but an out of this world auditory experience. After taking time away from the road to focus on his music, Feed Me will be fresher than ever. The tour will feature 100% original material, including his iTunes chart topping album Calamari Tuesday, his up and coming EPs and maybe even previews from his next album.

Exclusive pre sales starts Thursday, May 29 at 1pm.  General public tickets go on sale Friday, May 30 at 12pm local time.

Tour Dates
Sat-Aug-02    New York    NY    Terminal 5
Sun-Aug-03    Toronto    ON    Veld Festival          
Wed-Aug-06    Nashville    TN    Cannery Ballroom
Thu-Aug-07Atlanta GACenter Stage
Fri-Aug-08    Orlando    FL    Firestone
Sat-Aug-09    Fort Lauderdale    FL    Revolution
Sun-Aug-10    Tampa    FL    The RITZ Ybor
Wed-Aug-13    Philadelphia    PA    Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA)
Thu-Aug-14    Boston    MA    House of Blues
Fri-Aug-15    Washington    DC    9:30 Club      
Tue-Aug-26    Boulder    CO    Boulder Theater
Wed-Aug-27    Denver    CO    Ogden Theatre           
Fri-Aug-29    Dallas    TX    House of Blues          
Sun-Aug-31    Houston    TX    House of Blues           
Tue-Sep-02    Albuquerque    NM    El Rey Theatre
Wed-Sep-03    Tucson    AZ    Rialto Theatre
Thu-Sep-04    San Diego    CA    SOMA
Fri-Sep-05    Los Angeles    CA    Shrine Exposition Hall
Sat-Sep-06    San Francisco    CA    Warfield Theater
Tue-Sep-09    Portland    OR    Roseland Theater
Wed-Sep-10    Seattle    WA    Paramount Theater
Fri-Sep-12    Calgary    AB    Flames Central
Sat-Sep-13    Edmonton    AB    Encore at WEM

May 19, 2014

BONOBO (DJ Set) @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014

BONOBO (DJ Set) @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014



Bonobo hits the road again this fall starting in Wisconsin and is making his way through the U.S. and Canada with 26 DJ dates including an October 5, 2014 stop at The RITZ Ybor. Joining him on the first leg of the tour is label mate FaltyDL. Kastle will hook up for the second portion at the end of September. This will be Bonobo's first proper DJ tour, featuring all new stage production.

Tickets are $20 (advance), $25 (DOS) and $40 (VIP Balcony), and will be available for purchase online via Ticketmaster at http://bit.ly/1jYWCvn.

May 5, 2014

Phantogram @ The RITZ Ybor 6/29/2014

PHANTOGRAM @ THE RITZ YBOR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014


Can a band working in relative isolation craft music that resonates with listeners around the world? Can that band and its music evolve and connect with an ever-widening audience without sacrificing quality or compromising integrity?

When the band in question is Phantogram, the answer to both is unequivocally “yes.” And Voices provides indisputable proof.

The New York duo’s second full-length album catches the ear quickly, melding hazy dream pop, dark atmospheres, and head-knocking rhythms into a compelling, original sound. Opener “Nothing But Trouble” contrasts waves of distortion with Sarah Barthel’s beguiling soprano, underpinned by Josh Carter’s gritty urban beats. Moments later, the staccato vocal hook and layered rhythms of “Black Out Days” drive the listener deep into a fever dream of echo and atmospherics. But do not confuse immediacy with instant gratification. The impact of Phantogram’s songs intensifies over time.

Tickets to Phantogram's show at The RITZ Ybor on Sunday, June 29, 2014 with Bad Things are $20.00 in advance, and can be purchased online RIGHT HERE.  Doors to the show open at 7pm.

Cut Copy @ The RITZ Ybor 6/17/2014

CUT COPY @ THE RITZ YBOR ON TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014


In support of last year's Free Your Mind, Cut Copy will be on tour throughout the summer with a June 17 stop at The RITZ Ybor in Tampa.  Classixx will be joining Cut Copy on their Tampa date.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $40 for VIP Balcony (ages 21+ only) and $25 day of show.  Doors to the show open at 8pm with the show beginning at 9pm.

Tickets are available online and can be purchased directly RIGHT HERE.

May 1, 2014

Big Guava Music Festival 2014 - THIS WEEKEND!

BIG GUAVA - A MAJOR LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO FLORIDA

 
FEATURING:  OUTKAST * VAMPIRE WEEKEND * FOSTER THE PEOPLE *
SLIGHTLY STOOPID * CAKE * TEGAN AND SARA * VIOLENT FEMMES *
GIRL TALK * EARL SWEATSHIRT * GROUPLOVE * HAIM * AND TONS MORE MUSIC ON FOUR STAGES!


What is destined to become the biggest and best Live Music Festival in all of Florida, Big Guava brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa this weekend, on Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.  There will be four stages of the best top live music acts, a Monster Midway of unlimited free thrilling and fast paced rides and craft beer gardens along with taste-tempting delights from critically acclaimed food trucks.  There is just no reason not to have the best time of your life!

Already scheduled to perform at Big Guava are: Outkast, their reunion tour with Andre 3000 and Big Boi; Vampire Weekend, considered one of the most creative and critically acclaimed bands in the American music scene today; Foster The People, the popular indie rock trio making atmospheric, psychedelic, and dance-oriented pop; Slightly Stoopid, built on a bedrock of slabs of dubby bass, meditative vocal harmonies, rock-steady guitar licks and tightly syncopated percussive rhythms;  Cake, defying all musical genres to create their own individual sound; Tegan And Sara, with a unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds; Violent Femmes, the textbook American cult band of the 1980s who captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision and emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over; Girl Talk, his songs are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece; Earl Sweatshirt, his languid style is a blend of highly personal alt-rap and morbid horrorcore; Grouplove, a merging of richly narrated, intricate songs with anthemic classic pop production; and HAIM, who are able to switch from instrument to instrument, all while singing in three part harmony.

Additional performers include: Twenty One Pilots, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Chance the Rapper, Walk The Moon, Blue October, Band Of Skulls, ZZ Ward, MS MR, Timeflies, Hoodie Allen,  American Authors, Deap Vally, St. Lucia, Smallpools, Bear Hands, Morning Parade, Kitten, Magic Man, Jacuzzi Boys, Gringo Star, Unlikely Candidates, Vic Mensa, Terraplane Sun, Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas, Fly Union and more to be announced soon.


Four stages, tons of bands and that is only a part of the fun and excitement Big Guava offers.  There is also a Monster Midway of fast paced free unlimited thrill rides. And then there are the epicurean delights of the finest and most unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer as well as a variety of Craft Beer Gardens that provide refreshing libations for even the most discerning aficionados.





Big Guava was created as a joint partnership between Live Nation FL and the Florida State Fair Authority to bring the biggest and best Live Music Festival to Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  Hours for Big Guava are Friday, May 2: 4PM to 11PM; Saturday, May 3: 11:30AM to 11PM; and Sunday, May 4: 11:30AM to 10PM.

Tickets include Free Unlimited Rides and General Admission to All Stages including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).  To purchase tickets go to www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge by-phone at (800) 745-3000.  All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges. 

For more information, please visit: www.bigguavafest.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.