Big Night Out makes a comeback in 2013 with a stellar bill of New York indie rock bands Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Vampire Weekend, along with Seattle’s Band Of Horses!
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummerBrian Chase - is an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The band has recorded three studio albums - Fever to Tell (2003), Show Your Bones (2006, second best album of the year by NME) and It's Blitz! (2009). They first stepped into international spotlight appearing at South by Southwest (SXSW). In 2003, the band released their debut album, Fever to Tell, which received several strong critical reviews and sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide.
Alongside performing headlining tours across the world, Yeah Yeah Yeahs has supported artists such as Björk, The White Stripes, The Strokes, Liars, and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, earning a significant buzzfor their arty and garage punk scene. They also became one of the first western rock acts to play in China when they headlined the Modern Sky Festival in Beijing in 2007. They are currently working on a new album, to be released in early 2013.
New York indie outfit Vampire Weekend was formed in 2006 under XL Recordings. The band has four members: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, and Chris Baio. Their first album Vampire Weekend was released in 2008, which produced the hit singles "Mansard Roof,","A‐Punk," "Oxford Comma" and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." In 2007, the song "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" was ranked 67th on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Best Songs of the Year."
In November 2007, they toured the UK with The Shins. They became successful through blog hype and internet buzz, built during the year their album was on the internet before its official release. The internet attention led to a large pre‐release following, which in fact enabled them to go on three full tours before their debut album dropped. They were declared "The Year's Best New Band" by Spin magazine in the March 2008 issue, and were the first band to be shot for the cover of the magazine before releasing their debut album.
Originally known for a brief period as Horses, Band of Horses is an American rock band hailing from Seattle. Since their debut in 2004, they have released four studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010's Grammy‐nominated Infinite Arms for Best Alternative Album. Band of Horses' fourth studio album, Mirage Rock, was released in September 2012. Band of Horses have performed at several music festivals like SXSW, Summer Sonic and Glastonbury.
They have been featured in several end of year "Best Albums of 2010" lists, including Q Magazine (#21), PR Listeners (#15), Filter Magazine (#10) and Paste Magazine (#14). The song "Laredo" was placed at number 28 in Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 songs of 2010.
Don't miss three of the hottest indie rock on one stage for one ticket price! Gig details as follows:
Big Night Out feat. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Date: January 30, 2013
Time: 7pm (Door opens at 6pm)
Ticket price: $125 (standard), $140 (at the door), $250 (VIP Corporate Hospitality). $115 (for VISA cardholders till January 29). *$3 Sistic booking fee applies.
Tickets are available at all authorized Sistic outlets in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Visit www.sistic.com.sg or call +65 6348‐5555 for more information.