The final addition to the VPAC summer season has been announced and it’s none other than indie folk band, Lord Huron who will be performing live on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 PM as part of the summer series. Tickets are $55 and are available starting May 11 at eleven o’clock at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org). The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
Lord Huron is an American indie folk band which was originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native Ben Schneider. Lord Huron members now also include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). After a pair of EPs, their critically acclaimed debut album Lonesome Dreams was released in 2012, followed by extensive touring both stateside and abroad. People Magazine stated of Lonesome Dreams “the folk-tinged band perfects the haunting, melancholy sound introduced on Lonesome Dreams…It’s all seductively atmospheric…” Recently, the band performed their single “Fool For Love” as well as “The World Ender” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Their newest album, Strange Trails was written and produced by frontman Ben Schneider and recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles.
Lord Huron’s latest album Strange Trails continues to receive critical acclaim from music guru’s around the globe including Vice’s Creator’s Project who said, “plenty of songwriters have literary ambitions but few have actualized them as fully as Lord Huron’s founding member, Ben Schneider, does on the band’s second full-length, Strange Trails.”
Ben Schneider, the founding member of the atmospheric folk-rockers Lord Huron, told Rolling Stone that he aims to create more than just a band. “This project is more than just music to me. It’s about crafting this whole universe with its own mythology,” he said.
Schneider views his band’s lush, full sound as an extension of an entire aesthetic. “We put a lot of emphasis on the visual aspect of what we do, and I think that comes from my background in the visual arts. It’s about creating this rich world that you can inhabit,” he said to Rolling Stone Magazine.
Lord Huron joins a robust and diverse summer lineup at the VPAC which includes Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, The Wailers, Diana Krall, Trace Adkins, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Grammy Award Winner Peter Frampton, Citizen Cope, Comedian David Spade, The Purple Xperience: Tribute to Prince and a surprise concert to be announced July 17.