Beck will be coming to Providence performing at the Providence Performing Art Center on July 26, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday 5/30 so don’t miss out. Call in and have a chance to win a pair of these tickets before they go on sale during our Retro Lunch next week 5/27- 5/29.
Recorded in 1991, “Loser” was released by Bongload Custom Recordings in 1993. An infectious slide guitar driven melody, the single’s chorus of “I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me,” became unavoidable. Beck released Mellow God, his Geffen/DGC Records debut, in early 1994 to critical acclaim. The album included the aforementioned single as well as the live staple “Beercan”, and showcased Beck’s love of all things musical. Elements of folk, punk, blues, noise and hip-hop informed the varied sounds on the album. He also released two independent albums during this period: the melancholy folk-tinged “One Foot In The Grave” (K Records) and the experimental “Stereopathetic Soulmanure” (Flipside).
Beck toured extensively over the next year and a half, most notably appearing on the main stage at the 1995 Lollapalooza tour. He returned to the studio in January 1995, and emerged in the summer of 1996 with Odelay – a stunning collection of songs that took his earlier experimentation with sounds and song forms to new heights. Odelay was met with praise from the critical community, earning album of the year kudos from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Village Voice, among many others. The album also won him two Grammy’s that year, for Best Alternative Performance and Best Male Vocal Performance. Also, at the time of the album’s release Beck entered into a grueling tour schedule that kept him on the road with a full band, DJ, and horn section for two years – along the way gaining him a reputation as a formidable live performer.
Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787 , or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. Regular Box Office Hours are now in effect and are Monday – Friday from 10A-5P; Saturday 10A-2P and through curtain time(s) on show days. To ensure the enjoyment of all patrons, children under the age of six are not permitted to attend performances unless it is designated as a family show. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons regardless of age are required to have a ticket for family shows.
Ticket pricing subject to change without notice.