Trio Nickel Creek brings its Farewell (For Now) Tour to the WVU Creative Arts Center on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Nickel Creek burst onto the music scene in 2000 with their self-titled debut for Sugar Hill Records, produced by country singer Alison Krauss. On the CD, the band members mixed their bluegrass roots with elements of classical, jazz, and rock and roll, to form a sound they now describe asprogressive acoustic.
The bands sophomore album, This Side, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2003. With the recordings success, Nickel Creek garnered praise from critics as well as fans. The Chicago Tribune wrote,Arguably the finest acoustic string ensemble operating today. Nickel Creek is the future of American acoustic music, and the future never looked rosier.
For its third album, Why Should the Fire Die?, the trio said goodbye to longtime producer Krauss in favor of producers Eric Valentine and Tony Berg (Smashmouth and Queens of the Stone Age). Darker and more aggressive than Nickel Creeks previous records, Why Should the Fire Die? still managed to showcase the bands natural musicianship and genre-bending arrangements.
After seven years of extensive touring and cultivating a fan base that now ranges from bluegrass to indie rock, folk and pop, the members of Nickel Creek have decided to take some time off following their 2007 tour. The Farewell (For Now) Tour serves as a tribute to the fans that have stuck by them from the very beginning.
Dont miss this send-off concert! Tickets are priced from $33.50 to $39.50, depending on seat location, and may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or through the Ticketmaster Phone Center at 292-0220. Tickets may also be purchased at Giant Eagle below the Mountaineer Mall and FYE in the Meadowbrook Mall. WVU students with a valid WVU student ID will receive $5 off all price levels at the campus box offices.
This event is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment. For more event information, call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online atevents.wvu.edu.