Saturday, April 1st, 2017 • 8:00 PM
AEG Live presents The Rides on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $65.00; $52.75; $49.75; $39.75. On sale Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00 am.
Breaking more fresh new blues-rock ground than ever on their raucous and soulful new album Pierced Arrow, The Rides are letting their growing legion of fans know they’re in this for the long haul. Their ongoing freewheeling journey is all there in the name. When they came up with that clever moniker for what Stephen Stills calls “the blues band of my dreams,” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, five time Grammy nominated guitar great Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg knew it was more than just a one time, multi-generational fusion of legendary musical souls. They envisioned – and have since set out upon – a dynamic, wide open road ahead.
For Stills, Shepherd and Goldberg, the process of writing songs from scratch on Can’t Get Enough and then touring opened an exciting new feeling of intimacy that fueled the creative process of writing and recording Pierced Arrow. The lead vocals are about evenly split between Stills’ raw, weathered vibe and Shepherd’s passionate grit, and Stills had the ingenious idea on the easy flowing reflective ballad “Virtual World” to, a la CSN, blend their voices into a sweet harmonic dual lead. “There was something so magical to me about harmonizing with this man who is so well known for this kind of thing,” says Shepherd. “Crosby, Stills, Nash and now me!”
What Shepherd calls their “united vision” for the band is the through line that jumps off hard with the fiery Rolling Stones influenced blues rocker “Kick Out Of It” and the equally explosive jam “Riva Diva
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