Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves
NICK PERRI TO OPEN FOUR DRIVE-IN SHOWS
SUPPORTING BLACKBERRY SMOKE
Nick Perri, a Philadelphia-based artist/songwriter/producer announced today he will be direct support for Blackberry Smoke’s four upcoming Drive-In concert events which will take place in the Northeast US this September.
Nick and his band The Underground Thieves were among the first in the country to successfully play Drive-In rock concerts when they shared the stage with British rock band The Struts this August in Philadelphia and Butler, PA.
“I’m thrilled to be headed back on the road, to continue sharing the experience of live music, and most of all excited to be doing it with my dear friends in Blackberry Smoke- who I love and admire so much”, said Perri. “Especially in a time like this, I think live music plays an important role in uniting and up-lifting.”
The shows will take place in Yarmouth, MA, Scranton PA, Butler, PA, and Roanoke, VA. Perri will be hitting the road to support Blackberry Smoke in a new ‘Trio’ format.
“For a variety of reasons, the Trio version of this band makes the most sense on this run. I’m really excited to strip things back and offer an alternative experience to what we do with the full six-piece band.” The Nick Perri Trio will consist of Perri on lead vocals and guitar, Brian Weaver on bass, and Zil Fessler on drums- all of whom originate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The group released their debut album SUN VIA to critical and commercial acclaim on Aug 14th, with the album debuting at #6 on the Top 10 US rock albums iTunes charts. Recorded and produced by Perri, SUN VIA is comprised of 10 original songs—a cohesive mix of rock-, alternative-, Americana-, and psychedelia-infused tracks. The album is available now on Vinyl, CD, and digital here: https://linktr.ee/nickperri
The album’s opening track and first single, “Feeling Good,” which is currently rising up rock radio charts, has already begun earning praise from the band’s music industry contemporaries, including Greta Van Fleet’s Danny Wagner, Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, and Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience, Mark Agnesi.
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Nick Perri Struts to Center Stage in Acclaimed Single and One-Shot Music Video
Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based rock band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, released an accompanying music video to their first single “Feeling Good” today. The song which has been climbing the rock radio charts all month, is an upbeat, fuzz-guitar-driven summer anthem with a message very important to the band.
“Back when I wrote ‘Feeling Good,’ I wanted to sing about being grateful for what you have and not relying on material goods for happiness,” said Perri, who—embracing his roots—delivers a hook-filled chorus and minute-long guitar solo in the track. “In light of this current year, however, I believe the song can take on further meaning and purpose. At the end of the day, I hope ‘Feeling Good’ can inspire and uplift listeners. I think spreading positivity, especially during a time like this, is important.”
Longtime Thieves collaborator Austin M. Bauman filmed the one-shot music video, taking viewers on a tour of Perri’s former SoCal neighborhood as Perri and friends showcase their feel-good summer strut. The video is available to stream below and on the group’s official YouTube channel.
The band also announced plans to live-stream an album release show at the Ardmore Music Hall. The full band, full production concert will take place the day the group’s anticipated debut album SUN VIA will be released, Friday August 14th. In addition, Nick and The Thieves will open two Drive-In shows supporting British rock band The Struts later this month.
“It’s a whirlwind time, launching an album, gearing up for live shows, especially under these extremely different conditions. We’re taking it one day at a time, but excited to potentially lift some spirits as get back to doing what we do; entertain.”
Recorded and produced by Perri, SUN VIA is comprised of 10 original songs—a cohesive mix of rock-, alternative-, Americana-, and psychedelia-infused tracks. The album is available now for pre-order no on Vinyl, CD, and digital here: https://linktr.ee/nickperri
The album’s opening track “Feeling Good,” has already begun earning praise from the band’s music industry contemporaries, including Greta Van Fleet’s Danny Wagner, Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr, and Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience, Mark Agnesi.
Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves consists of Perri on lead vocals and guitar, singers/songwriters Anthony and Michael Montesano, bassist Brian Weaver, keyboardist Justin DiFebbo, and drummer Zil Fessler, all of whom originate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves – Feeling Good
Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves – Let You Know
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