Dates & TimeFri, Jul 20 | 8pm
With special guest Billy Raffoul
X Ambassadors’ debut album “VHS” reflects on the events that shaped lead vocalist and lyricist Sam Harris and his older brother, keyboardist Casey Harris’ lives growing up in Ithaca, NY. The gold-certified album, which Rolling Stone called “bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger,” debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spawned the platinum-selling “Renegades,” which spent 12 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative chart, and the double-platinum “Unsteady,” which went Top 10 at Alternative, Hot AC, and Top 40radio. Don’t miss X Ambassadors live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on July 20.
The success of “VHS” sent X Ambassadors on a nearly two-year touring odyssey that found them winning over fans around the world and performing at the Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Life is Beautiful, and Shaky Knees festivals, among others, and establishing themselves as a world-class rock band. Their rise has been studded by an impressive list of accomplishments. The band ,which also includes Sam’s college friend, Los Angeles-raised drummer Adam Levin, was nominated for an iHeartRadio Music Award, two Teen Choice awards, two Billboard Music awards and an American Music award. They guested on tracks by Eminem, The Knocks, Zedd, Skylar Grey and Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and their KIDinaKORNER labelmates Imagine Dragons (“Sucker for Pain”). “Collider,” a song they wrote with Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, was chosen as the soundtrack to ESPN’s season-long college football marketing campaign. Sam co-wrote a song for Rihanna called “American Oxygen,” produced by Alex da Kid and Kanye West. And finally, at last year’s SXSW, Sam and Casey sat in with The Roots, performing two X Ambassadors songs and a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me.”
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