We’ve been waiting since January for the day when pop rockers Parachute return to Cannery Ballroom tonight, May 6 in support of their brand new album Wide Awake. The wait is finally over! If you’ve been rocking out to their infectious jams, like their recent single “Without You,” you need to experience them live. They’ll be performing lots of their brand new material, as well as some fan favorites, after an opening se from local pop singer-songwriter My + Red and Blue. Tickets are still available right here, so why not grab some while you still can? Read on to find out more about the lineup, and get ready for a night full of fun, emotional and energetic pop music!
Pop rock band Parachute hail from Charlottesville, Virginia, and have been supplying energetic and addictive tracks for over ten years. The group snagged a record deal while still attending the University of Virginia, and began touring full time as soon as they graduated. Thanks to their solid debut album, Losing Sleep, and the backing of Mercury Records, they landed gigs as support for artists like Kelly Clarkson, The All-American Rejects, and Switchfoot. This exposure and the success of their singles “She Is Love” and “Under Control” cemented them as a pop group with substance and staying power. They went on to release two more LPs, 2011’s The Way It Was and 2013’s Overnight, which featured a mix of both danceable pop beats and soaring instrumental arrangements. After three years, the band are back with a more soulful and evolved sound on their latest album, Wide Awake. In many ways, the record is reminiscent of the group’s more rock-influenced works from earlier in their career, but with a new sense of wisdom that only comes with many years of writing and performing. Be sure to catch them at Cannery Ballroom for a night of music that will truly blow you away.
MY RED + BLUE
Ben Eggebrecht, a.k.a. My Red + Blue, is a singer-songwriter and Nashville transplant via Milwaukee, WI. The 23-year-old released his debut EP The Start in 2013 to high praise from online bloggers, who applauded his inspired version of reflective pop-rock. After a busy few months touring with A Great Big World, Eggebrecht released Closer Now, a brand new EP full of catchy melodies and relatable lyrics. We’re hoping he’ll release a full-length sooner rather than later, but make sure you see him live before he becomes the hottest ticket in town.
Parachute and My Red + Blue will perform tonight, May 6 at Cannery Ballroom. The show is 18+, begins at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), and tickets are available for $21-25.