BAMP PROJECT PRESENTS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
AT THE REPUBLIK
Tickets on Sale Friday, September 20th at 9am
BAMP Project presents Gin Blossoms performing live in Honolulu at The Republik, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. Tickets go on sale at 9:00am Friday, September 20th, 2013 at the locations listed below.
In 1997, while at peak success and after numerous appearances on late night TV such as Letterman, Leno, Arsenio Hall, Saturday Night Live, The Grammy’s, and endless touring, the Gin Blossoms disbanded and began a four year hiatus. It was not until a 2001 New Years Eve performance in Tempe that the members reformed and began touring and recording again. “Since 2001, we have been performing over 120 shows a year. This is what we most enjoy doing” say’s Wilson. “It’s our job and I know all of us are really grateful that we can earn a living making records and entertaining people on the road. We’re doing something we really love! I don’t know many people that can say that when they go to work everyday.”
Their most recent album, 2010’s “No Chocolate Cake”, lands Gin’s back on the singles chart again with “Miss Disarray” and the album shot straight to # 1 on Amazon, hitting Billboard’s top 200 at # 73 and the Indie chart at #14. Because the band members no longer live in the same city—Wilson divides his time between Tempe and New York, Valenzuela is in Los Angeles. Putting the sonic pieces of No Chocolate Cake together presented an exciting new challenge for the band. While Wilson contributed a handful of songs, the bulk of the material chosen for the 11-track set was written by Valenzuela either solo or with different collaborators, including Danny Wilde of The Rembrandts (the Blossoms guitarist first worked with Wilde on The Rembrandts’ song “Long Walk Home”).
Gin Blossoms are currently writing a brand new record and hope to finish in time for a 2013 release. “We never rush the writing of a new record” says Jesse. “There’s something to be said for having a level of experience where you instinctively know what works. The best ones are those that feel like they’ve already been there, as if they are just waiting to naturally emerge. I think it’s the quality of the songs we have and Robin’s voice. It’s also a matter of trust. I know when I bring in a song that Robin will know how to sing it, Scotty will know how to play it and Bill will know the groove. I wouldn’t work with guys I had to tell what to do. The key is to not try so hard.”
Where: The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd #30, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814
When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Lounge Doors: 6:00pm (21+)
Hall Doors: 7:00pm (All ages accompanied by an adult)
Show: 8:00pm (All ages accompanied by an adult)
Prices: $39.50 (In advance plus applicable fees) – increase day of the show plus applicable fees
www.bampproject.com / www.groovetickets.com / Local Motion Stores / Navy ITT Offices / Hickam ITT Offices / Marine Corps ITT Offices / U.S. Coast Guard MWR / Army LTS Offices / UH Campus Center / The Safehouse (the lounge within The Republik)
If you aren’t familiar with Gin Blossoms visit www.ginblossoms.net
Mahalo to sponsors: ROCKSTAR Energy Drink, Bud Light, Mobi PCS & Wahoo’s.