“Fully charged and ready to break new ground, this is the kind of post-hiatus comeback most bands’ fans only dream of.” — Rolling Stone on Grizzly Bear’s 2017 release
“Grounded in an inescapable melancholy; grand and focused, elegantly layered, delicate and dramatic.” — NPR
One of the most celebrated indie rock acts of the last two decades, Grizzly Bear’s prog-rock-meets-chamber-pop sound took the music world by storm and helped to define a new wave of psychedelic-leaning sound. After a notable hiatus, the quartet was back touring for its first new album in five years, Painted Ruins. The band’s most synth-heavy and beat-driven album to date, Painted Ruins landed on most “best of” lists in 2017, including Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Pitchfork noted Grizzly Bear’s “intricate compositions…are bound tighter than ever, evoking distant images and emotions that continually shift in and out of focus.”
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith opened the show.
What To Expect
Get here early to check out the galleries of MASS MoCA, which New York Times says “…Is a weird and wonderful place. Its mission seems to be to appeal to everyone, both the entry-level art lover and the sophisticated one.” All preferred ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show.
This concert is a rain or shine event. If you choose preferred tickets, we’ll have a reserved standing room section for you near the stage. A full bar will serve craft beer and local spirits throughout the show. Come early for dinner! In addition to a number of creative food options in downtown North Adams, right here on our campus Bright Ideas Brewery delivers mouthwatering pizzas to your table, Gramercy Bistro serves up a mean crab cake, and our museum café, Lickety Split, rolls out a concert menu that’s likely to include super juicy grilled beef or bean burgers, and crispy field greens salads.
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Photo by Tom Hines