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Twilight Concert Series lineup announced

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced the 2015 Twilight Concert Series today. The concerts are held at Pioneer Park on Thursday evenings in July and August.

For 2015, tickets are $5.00 in advance for each concert. All tickets purchased on the day of the show at Graywhale locations and at the venue will be $10. Season tickets are $35.00 and are available online until July 9. Tickets are available at www.24tix.com and all Graywhale locations throughout the valley.

Performing artists for 2015 include:

July 16 – Death Cab For Cutie – Veteran alt rock band who recent released their 8th studio album, Kitsugi, this spring.

With special guest tUnE-yArDs – Merrill Garbus’ music project layers drum loops, ukulele, and vocals with live drums, bass and horns to produce a quirky, afrobeat infused dance music.

July 23 – (Co-Headline) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – For more than 15 years, this veteran rock trio has carried the torch for true rock and roll. From the guitar-heavy aggression of their early releases to the blues Americana styling’s of later releases like Howl (2005) and Baby 81 (2007) to the present, they are unabashed in creating their own unflinching, true rock and roll sound.

Father John Misty – J Tillman is an American folk singer-songwriter whose recent acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear, is his second under this stage persona after playing and working with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Saxon Shore and Damien Jurado.

July 30 – PRhyme with Adrian Younge – The self-titled late 2014 release effortlessly blends Legendary DJ Premier’s seminal beats and production – built entirely from the original music of multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Adrian Younge – with veteran Royce da 5’9”s passionate, noticeably matured style and substance.

With special guest Bishop Nehru – A multi-talented self taught renaissance teen who released, NehruvianDOOM, with reclusive underground hip-hop legend, MF DOOM, and is working on his upcoming record executive produced by Nas on Mass Appeal.

August 6 – The Kills – The electro-rock duo of Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart deliver a vivid uniquely post-blues sound that is loud, aggressive and immense while still tinged with wistfulness and vulnerability. They are currently working on their fifth studio album.

With special guest METZ – A concussive trio, whose second album II is out in May on Sub Pop. The guitars are titanic, the drums ill-tempered, the vocals chilling, and the volume worrisome.

August 13 – The Word – Super group consisting of keyboardist John Medeski, steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph and the North Mississippi Allstars, The Word plays the hymnal of the electric improvisational church focusing on the sacred steel and style of country & western music and in sanctified churches.

With special guest Lee Fields & The Expressions – Lee Fields is a soul singer, whose career has spanned 43 years, and has releases on twelve different record labels. He has toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice including in support of his most recent release 2014’s, Emma Jean.

August 20 – Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with a debut album of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop and garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more.

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