Big Wreck-20th Anniversary Tour

Big Wreck-20th Anniversary Tour

Jesse Roper

Tue, March 6, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Crocodile Cafe

Seattle, WA 98109, WA

General Admission: 18.50 | $1.50 increase day of show

This event is 21 and over


Tickets are $18.50 | $1.50 increase day of show

To RSVP to the official Facebook event, click here.

Tickets are also available at The Crocodile Box Office or by calling 877-987-6487.

Big Wreck
Big Wreck
Today, multi-platinum selling Canadian rockers Big Wreck announced they are hitting the road to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their debut album In Loving Memory Of (True North Records). In Loving Memory Of garnered the bands first three Top 10 singles, "The Oaf," "That Song," and "Blown Wide Open" and earned a double platinum certification. The 35-date North American tour will see Big Wreck playing In Loving Memory Of in its entirety in addition to fan favourites from their vast catalogue of music. The Canadian leg of the tour will kick off January 18, 2018 in Peterborough, and wraps on March 5, 2018 in Kelowna, BC.
Formed in the early 90s all five original members, Ian Thornley, Chuck Keeping, Dave McMillan, Paulo Neta and Brian Doherty, met while attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. After the release of their sophomore record "The Pleasure and the Greed", they disbanded shortly after. In 2012, Big Wreck reunited after a decade long hiatus with the release of Albatross, which debuted at #5 on the Top 200 SoundScan chart in Canada (their highest debut to date) and hit #25 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The title-track from Albatross earned Big Wreck the title as the first Canadian band to hit #1 on the Canadian Rock Radio chart in over a year, a position they went on to maintain for six weeks. Albatross received a 2013 JUNO Award nomination for "Rock Album of the Year" and earned the band another three Top 10 Canadian Rock Radio singles. Their 2014 follow-up Ghosts debuted at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart and #4 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart. Ghosts would be the band's second JUNO nominated album for "Rock Album of the Year" in 2015. In 2016, Big Wreck's first single "One Good Piece of Me" off their 5th studio album, Grace Street was the #1 added single for Rock Radio and Top Downloaded song the week of November 11, 2016.
Jesse Roper
Victoria BC's Jesse Roper is magnetic. "I was mesmerized by his energy. It [is]raw and it just draws you in." - Dylan Willows (Festival Promoter). With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Quickly gaining momentum, the wheels on Jesse's faithful van keep turning, chronicling a year of extensive touring and success of becoming a major festival draw.
The nostalgic may appreciate his throw back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues, however, Jesse Roper's music remains current, the organic rawness of his vocals and guitar over shadowing any preconceived stereotypes made of blues musicians. His youthful energy captivates audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away.
With a critically acclaimed full length album (Son of John) under his belt, Jesse Roper is releasing his highly anticipated sophomore, Red Bird, early 2015 with Blue Heron/Warner. Without losing the sentimental and vintage authenticity of blues, the new album is blazing its own path in the music scene not unlike modern yet retro influenced musicians such as the Black Keys and Jack White. An exporting artist with a solid team, a major radio campaign and a non-stop touring itinerary, Jesse Roper's career is rapidly gaining strength, quickly becoming a staple on modern rock radio.
Starting the guitar at six years old, Jesse soon mastered songs of heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin by ear. Battling with stage fright, he was thrown out onto the stage with sweaty palms and a queasy stomach which was quickly overshadowed by the audience's overwhelmingly positive reaction. Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers the show of his life whether it be headlining at major festivals in front of thousands of fans such as Sunfest, Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, or touring across the country during his residency as a CN rail musician. Jesse has shared the stage with many great artists, awards have been won, but his musical existence is more than that; it is purely about performing, touring and loving it until the day he joins that great jam session in the sky.
Venue Information:
Crocodile Cafe
2200 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109, WA, 98109
http://thecrocodile.com/
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