For Immediate Release
5 March 2018
Contact: Jodi Joseph
Director of Communications
Grizzly Bear at MASS MoCA on June 16
Saturday, June 16, 8pm
Hunter Center at MASS MoCA
Tickets on sale beginning March 9, at 10am
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — One of the most celebrated indie rock acts of the last two decades, Grizzly Bear joins a summer concert lineup at MASS MoCA that includes Ray LaMontagne with special guest Neko Case (June 29), Courtney Barnett (July 12), and The Decemberists (June 15). The band performs the Hunter Center, on Saturday, June 16, at 8pm. Grizzly Bear is touring in support of its first new album in five years, Painted Ruins. Rolling Stone praises the release: “Fully charged and ready to break new ground, this is the kind of post-hiatus comeback most bands’ fans only dream of.”
With humble beginnings as the home recording project of Boston-bred singer-songwriter Edward Droste, Grizzly Bear — Droste, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen, multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bear, and vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Chris Taylor — made waves in 2005 releasing Horn of Plenty. In the ensuing two decades the quartet’s prog-rock-meets-chamber-pop sound took the music world by storm and helped to define a new wave of psychedelic-leaning sound. Grizzly Bear’s following six albums have received widespread critical acclaim. Painted Ruins dropped last August, making 2017 year-end lists in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today.
Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams. The box office is open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 x1 during box office hours or purchased online at massmoca.org. All events are held rain or shine.