The Airborne Toxic Event "Poetry you can dance to...nothing short of amazing." – Los Angeles Times
"The best debut CD of 2008." – The Boston Herald
"Occasionally you get lucky and stumble across a band at the very moment they ignite the engines and blast off into the heavens. The Airborne Toxic Event just gets louder and richer until the music practically bursts at the seams and spills its steaming guts across the stage." – NME
"Profoundly uplifting songs...a slice of Springsteen-sprinkled, classic indie rock." – Q
On Saturday, January 22, Indie rock heroes The Airborne Toxic Event will join the Colorado Symphony for a rare collaborative performance at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall. For one night only, concert-goers will undoubtedly learn that – contrary to popular belief – symphony orchestras can rock the house.
The Colorado Symphony, led by associate conductor Scott O'Neil, has teamed with Airborne to present a unique symphonic experience featuring orchestral arrangements of songs from Airborne's upcoming new album and their self-titled first release. On January 22, there's no doubt that Airborne will reveal exactly why The Boston Herald named their debut CD the best of 2008 and why the Los Angeles Times describes them as "nothing short of amazing." Don't miss this rare blend of indie rock and the power of a live symphony orchestra as the Colorado Symphony and Airborne join forces for what promises to be one of the most exciting concerts of the year!
Named after a section of the book White Noise by Don DeLillo, The Airborne Toxic Event is an American rock indie band founded in Los Angeles. From their early beginnings on the Eastside L.A. indie rock scene, Airborne has quickly developed a reputation for cathartic, no-holds-barred live shows. Since the release of 2008's self-titled The Airborne Toxic Event and years of fervent touring, they have grown a dedicated worldwide fan base and perform to sold out shows regularly. In January 2010, Airborne made their symphony debut with the Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky – a concert that Airborne fans and symphony patrons are still raving about today.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Scott O'Neil, resident conductor
The Airborne Toxic Event
Mikel Jollett, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Steven Chen, guitar, keyboards
Noah Harmon, bass, backing vocals
Daren Taylor, drums
Anna Bulbrook, viola, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals
One night only! Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
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