1111 Presents and Jade Presents Keep the Shows Coming!
Just when I think I have Billings365.com updated with all of the events from 1111 Presents and Jade Presents, my email inbox fills up with new announcements from them! This week, the two promoters who partner on many Billings shows, announced several new ones.
Here’s a quick rundown:
Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm @ Babcock Theatre: Machine Gun Kelly
Ohio’s MC, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), possesses a resilience that has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless perseverance to his fans and the MC is about to begin the next chapter of his already successful career.
The energetic performer became the first rapper in history to win the Apollo’s talent show. Since then, MGK has been praised by cultural gatekeepers like The New York Times, MTV, The FADER and Nah Right.
Tickets are $26 in Advance and $30 Day of Show all General Admission.
Tuesday, April 16th, 9pm @ The Railyard: Andre Nickatina
Andre Nickatina has been a hip-hop/rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut, “The New Jim Jones.” A favorite at public venues and on college campuses, Andre Nickatina continues to sustain a loyal fan base, while engaging new supporters throughout North America. Nickatina’s classic stage show combined with his rare interviews maintains his mystery and unique musicianship that has spanned two decades.
Tickets are $25 and General Admission.
Tuesday, May 28th, 8pm @ Babcock Theatre: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009, the 12-member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the universally appealing hit “Home” as well as fan favorite’s “40 Day Dream” and “Janglin”.
The past few years have been spent constantly touring the world while winning over audiences at festivals like Coachella, SXSW, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Austin City Limits and more. Their follow up album Here (2012) features “Man On Fire” and “That’s What’s Up” and hit No.5 on the Billboard 200 chart, and peaked atop Billboard’s Independent and Folk album charts.
Tickets are $25 and all General Admission.
Tuesday, June 4th, 7pm @ The Shrine Auditorium: Lamb of God
Originally known by the less-than-subtle moniker Burn the Priest, Richmond, VA-based Lamb of God decided to change their name shortly after the release of a self-titled debut in 1998. Featuring vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Will Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler, the newly rechristened Lamb of God were launched in the year 2000 with their acclaimed New American Gospel album.
Since then, Lamb of God have been a staple in metal with a rich history including three Grammy nominations, an invitation to tour with Metallica (which they did in 2008 through 2010 on the World Magnetic trek); multiple debuts in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 (2009’s Wrath debuted at No. 2 while 2006’s Sacrament debuted at No. 8); multiple Platinum-selling DVDs (Killadelphia and Walk With Me in Hell); an arena tour with Slipknot (which took place in 2005); and performing on the main stage of OZZfest (2006).
Tickets are $25 in advance and $29 Day of show. Bands, Decapitated and Terror will open the show.
Tickets are available at 1111Presents.com, JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (2911 3rd Ave. N. in downtown Billings; open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Rimrock Mall, Ernie November Records, or by calling (866) 300-8300.