First of two big contests today! We’re giving away Big Gigantic tix at 3 p.m., so come back then!
So, Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Orange Peel! Want two free tickets? Just be the first commenter to tell us what year the band was founded.
Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name when you comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.
Ticket contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m on select weekdays only, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9pmTickets: $22 advance / $25 day of show
From the Peel:
Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows,BHTM has sold over three million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including selling out their home state’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre seven times, most recently in 2012. Most importantly, they’ve done it the old-fashioned way: with excellent songwriting, scorching guitar and fearless genre melding.
The band’s last release was 2011’s “100 Years Of Robert Johnson.” Joined by special guests including B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Hubert Sumlin, David “Honeyboy” Edwards and more, BHTMpaid tribute to the blues legend both in the studio and on the road. The band recently recorded a new studio album in Chicago, set for release in 2013, with producer Steve Jordan (Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens) and engineer Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon).On 2012’s “Last Summer on Earth Tour,” BHTM played some of the nation’s biggest arenas alongside Barenaked Ladies and Blues Traveler. In August, the band presented its inaugural Ride Festival in Telluride, CO. The lineup included Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams and The Lumineers, among others. BHTM is gearing up to give their fans exactly what they want in 2013: a headline tour with cross-country stops at intimate theaters, and two full sets every night.
The longevity of BHTM’s career is a testament to the quality of the music. More than a quarter of a century later, fans are still convinced that the best is yet to come.