A Grizzly Bear 2014 sideshow has been announced to complement the Brooklyn indie darlings’ headline slot on the Falls Festival 2013 lineup and playing WA’s Southbound Festival.
New York indie-rock trailblazers, Grizzly Bear will embark on a decade-long journey of their harmony-hued epics and heavy-hearted ballads as they celebrate the New Year’s first summer days with their Sydney Opera House debut, on Sunday 5 January 2014.
Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music, said, “Grizzly Bear’s soaring, emotive harmonies and dazzling sonic ambition will sound phenomenal in the Opera House Concert Hall. Grizzly Bear are an incredible live proposition at the best of times and I know the occasion of their Opera House debut will be one of the very finest live shows Sydney sees this summer.”
Following two chart-topping albums and armed with fans such as Radiohead and Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear’s genre-melting tapestry of psychedelic pop, folk-rock and silvered electronica sees co-lead vocalists Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen, multi-instrumentalist/producer Chris Taylor and jazz-inflected drummer Christopher Bear, shift between rock-tinged climaxes to sweeping orchestral flourishes, transforming their intricate offerings into heaving, live beasts.
Introduced to the world stage with the pop-perfect single ‘Knife’, a cut from the Warp Records-endorsed Yellow House (2006), the Brooklyn-based quartet affirmed their place three years later with the chart-topping Veckatimest (2009); a universally acclaimed magnum opus that drew rave reviews from critics.
Armed with their latest LP, 2012’s Shields, the quartet has produced their most collaborative effort yet – a time-hopping collection of classic songwriting that pushes their intricate vocal melodies further to the fore.
Counting Australia as ‘one of our favourite places to play’, Grizzly Bear return to Sydney in career-celebrating spirit, guiding audiences through a suite-like songbook that celebrates a band at their critically-acclaimed, best-selling peak.
This performance is part of Music at the House, the contemporary music program presented by Sydney Opera House that includes performances by Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Iron & Wine and The National, and has included performances by Calexico, James Blake, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and more. Visit sydneyoperahouse.com/music for further information.
Grizzly Bear 2014 Sideshow
Sunday 5th January 2014 – Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, NSW
Tickets: From $49 + bf sydneyoperahouse.com/music 9250 7777
Tickets on sale Friday 4th October.