Fray To Test New Songs at the Bluebird
Alright, I'm as positive as Jamie Lynn Spear's pregnancy test that tix for this thing are going to be gone quicker than a free flat screen on Craigslist, but I figured I'd put it out there for you just in case the Fray isn't one of your friends on MySpace, where word of a trio of intimate hometown shows was first rolled out earlier today.
If you're not too hung over this Saturday morning -- from drinking way too much at 3 Kings Tavern the night before, of course, for Drag the River's last Denver show ever, pshaw! -- and you can somehow manage to stumble out of bed and get your butt down to the Bluebird box office by 10 a.m., you might be able to get your hands on tickets to one of the Fray's rare intimate performances at the Bluebird. Before heading off to the West Coast to record the new record, the boys have announced that they will be testing out their new material during a three-night stand, slated to take place at the 'Bird next Friday, February 1, Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3.
Note to all would-be opportunistic scalpers: Don't start wagging your tongue just yet. Tickets will only be available in person at the Bluebird Theater box office for $10 and will be limited to four per-person and only one show can be purchased. The theater will open at 9 a.m. and fans will be given a number as they enter the venue and a sheet explaining how tickets will be acquired and redeemed. Evidently, they'll be sold only to individuals who remain at the venue in fifty block increments. Anyone who leaves after being issued a number will lose the chance to buy tickets. Upon showing their ID and proof of purchase at the box office on the night of the shows, fans will then receive wristbands and be ushered directly into the venue to prevent any resales. Doors are 8 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Off you go.
-- Dave Herrera