Palace Theatre Announces Flogging Molly and Comedian Gabriel Iglesias
There's the Cohoes Music Hall, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Repertory, Proctor's, Comedy Works, the Troy Music Hall, Schenectady Light Opera Company, summer season at SPAC and the Palace (among smaller acting troupes, organizations and other entities that I probably am not even aware of).
And, given that we're only 2.5 hours from NYC for some of the best entertainment offered in the world, the local venues kinda have to step up their game. And they do.
Just wanted to share the two newest announcements for coming acts - Flogging Molly in June and Comedian Gabriel Iglesias in September, both at the Palace.
Further details on both from the respective press releases sent out today:
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music. “We're not a traditional band," explains vocalist, Dublin-born, Dave King. "We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question we put our own twist on it." Theirs is music of exile and rebellion, of struggle and history and protest. It’s music of a country torn down the middle; a deeply beautiful and wounded country that knows no quit, and Flogging Molly pays homage to that resolve in every note. Whether it’s a driving anthem like “Black Friday Rule” or the upbeat duet with Lucinda Williams, “Factory Girls”, the band’s only criteria for its music is simple and bone-deep: that it matter.
Gabriel’s mass appeal opened the door to a rare opportunity for a comic to film a second one-hour Comedy Central special and DVD. The newest special entitled “I’m Not Fat...
I’m Fluffy” features the comedian’s perfect blend of spot-on voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling. The special, shot live in front of a packed house in El Paso, TX is currently playing in rotation on Comedy Central and is now available on DVD. The new special is destined to top his previous highly successful special/DVD, “Hot & Fluffy.” With his huge touring and DVD success it was only a matter of time that Gabriel would be offered his own TV series.
On October 6, 2011, Comedy Central premiered “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution.” In this new show, Gabriel hosts and performs stand-up material and features an array of hysterically diverse comedians that he has personally selected. This series is a delight for fans and newcomers alike. Now, more will be able to catch Gabriel live as he embarks on his national stand-up comedy tour, “Stand-Up Revolution – The Tour.”