Majestic Theatre Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with final Live on King Street this summer starring THE HOLD STEADY w/Henry Clay People, DJ Nick Nice
LIVE ON KING STREET:
If you missed out on our first ever Live on King Street with Peter Bjorn & John last August, you really missed out. Highly convincing photographic evidence of this statement can be found HERE. This Summer we’re taking that formula (nationally touring artists + free + summer + beer) and repeating it not once, not twice…but FIVE times. Because gosh darn it Madison, you deserve it! Presented by our friends at the Isthmus.
Live on King Street would not be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors. A BIG thank you to them all…
THE HOLD STEADY:
Resisting the musical trends in New York City, vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) formed the Hold Steady after moving from Minneapolis in 2000. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as the Replacements and the Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. Recording mostly live, the band released its debut, Almost Killed Me, on Frenchkiss Records in March 2004. Dave Gardener (Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu) and Dean Botulonis signed on to produce Separation Sunday, which arrived in 2005. The World/Inferno Friendship Society’s Franz Nicolay (keyboards) and Bobby Drake (drums), formerly of End Transmission and Arm, were also added to the Hold Steady lineup. The band’s third effort, 2006’s Boys and Girls in America, marked its first release for Vagrant. After writing the majority of their fourth record on the road, the Hold Steady returned to John Agnello’s Water Music studio to record Stay Positive, their most heavily produced effort. In July of 2008, the album was released by both Vagrant and Rough Trade. In 2010 the band announced the departure of Franz Nicolay. Later that same year they released their fifth album, Heaven Is Whenever. Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi