, Rebecca Pidgeon, Leroy Justice
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:00 PM EDT
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh's Rusted Root celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Formed in the early '90s by singer and guitarist Michael Glabicki, the band's worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date the outfit has released seven albums and sold over three million records worldwide. After debuting in 1992 with the self-released Cruel Sun, Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 Platinum-selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the massive hits "Send Me on My Way," "Ecstasy," and "Martyr." The group's huge success enabled it to tour with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, and The Allman Brothers Band, as well as to assume the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunion tour.
In 1996, the hard-touring Rusted Root returned with Remember, which was followed by a self-titled release in 1998. In 2002 the band reemerged with Welcome to My Party. In 2004, the band released a double live album aptly entitled Rusted Root Live. This double set was the second release on the band's Touchy Pegg label, following the re-release of the newly remastered Cruel Sun in 2003. Along the way, Rusted Root has also issued three EPs (Evil Ways (1995), Live (1996), and Airplane (1998)), a home video (Rusted Root Live), and had songs placed in film and TV soundtracks.
In May 2009, Rusted Root released Stereo Rodeo, the band's first studio album in seven years. Of the disc, Glabicki says: "We named our record Stereo Rodeo after a song that I started writing back when we were recording our last studio record. It's really just a great name." "It is one of the most powerful albums we have ever recorded," agrees bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman. Rusted Root is currently in the studio recording its new album, tentatively titled Fortunate Freaks. Due out for a summer 2012 release, the disc will mark the group's 20th anniversary. To celebrate, the band is touring relentlessly throughout this year, playing its new music as well as many fan favorites.