The Big Mess Tour Featuring Grouplove
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN
Ticket Prices: $25.00 plus fees in Advance. $28.00 plus fees Day of Show.
Pandora Presale begins 11/16 @ 10AM
Local Presale begins 11/17 @ 10AM
Public On Sale begins 11/18 @10AM
This is an All Ages event and standing room only venue.
Turns out that a big mess can actually be a good thing. In the case of Grouplove’s third studio album, Big Mess refers not only to a lyric in the buoyant lead single “Welcome To Your Life,” but also to the situation in which they found themselves when they got off the road following 2013’s Spreading Rumours. For the first time since releasing their breakthrough 2011 debut, Never Trust A Happy Song, Grouplove were back in Los Angeles indefinitely, with a lot of catching upto do. “We got off tour and realized we had been completely neglecting normal life,” says singerand keyboard player Hannah Hooper. “We were out of touch with friends and family, our houselooked like we were hoarders -- it was like an explosion of so much at once.”
In the midst of it all, Hooper and Grouplove singer/guitarist Christian Zucconi, who have been acouple since the band’s inception, found out they were going to have a baby. Like the true pair of artists they are, Zucconi and Hooper viewed the chaos as an opportunity to be creative. “We felt so out of control. Instead of trying to deal with the mess, we just started writing,” Hooper explains. “We had so many songs come out of that, and Big Mess is a collection of our favorites.”