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The Ballroom Thieves with Frances Luke Accord | Redstone Room

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River Music Experience

129 Main St

Davenport, IA 52801

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$12 adv / $15 day of show

Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Opening Act: Frances Luke Accord
Age Restriction: 19+ (minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian)
Web: http://www.ballroomthieves.com/ | www.franceslukeaccord.com
Genre: Folk
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Life on the road is easily glamorized: the joy of playing shows, the wonder of new places, the stories. Yet the lifestyle is also a trying one: the suffocating isolation, the misery of being separated from loved ones, the unspoken tensions. If unprepared, this life can become your downfall. For Boston’s The Ballroom Thieves, it became their sophomore album, Deadeye.

The harmony-rich folk on the Thieves' debut, A Wolf in the Doorway, led to guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch spending the last two years in a sustained state of touring, taking stages across the country, including venerable ones like at the Newport Folk Festival. Though they were prepared for the sudden lack of a sedentary existence -- even packing their apartments into storage units -- it wasn't long before nearly nonstop touring began to take its toll.

As the stability of home faded along the relentless road, fresh anxieties came into focus: depression, financial burdens, illness, crumbling relationships. Instead of addressing these troubles, the Thieves doubled down on the band, and the edges began to fray. "I think if you give everything to something for long enough, you have nothing left for you," Peters says, "and then you break down." Resentment and stress built up; the only thing that would provide temporary reprieve was taking the stage to perform the music they so dearly love.

That need to play through the pain led to the band crafting new songs, ones written in the midst of all their bitter feelings. What couldn't be spoken between the bandmates was put down into fresh material that transmuted the drama of the past few months into a weightier, expanded sound. All that pent up negative energy was unleashed as the fiercest music the band has ever recorded.

It's evident in the beaten dirge of "For Mercy" and the thick grunge of "Pocket of Gold", tracks bristling with both regret and resolve. Peters' voice sears with confident fire on the venomous "Blood Run Red", as does Earley's on the bluesy romance of "Anybody Else". "Noble Rot" kicks like a tethered mule, as if the instruments are expressing every heated thought that had ever crossed the musicians' minds.

These are the songs The Ballroom Thieves needed to write. Although they're not proud of how they've handled these issues, they're immensely proud of the music that has come as a result. Rough times have helped them explore the darker corners of their sound -- which is why they've chosen to forgo the standard label release cycle to put out Deadeye on October 21st by themselves. Sharing it now is exposure therapy, letting their fans pay witness to these hardships and the resulting creative growth while simultaneously helping the band move on. The struggle is still very real, but these songs are a reminder that for this band, the only course is forward.

Deadeye captures the band at a time when they were at their absolute lowest, but it may also prove to be the album that saves The Ballroom Thieves.


*Seating Disclaimer*

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis:

  • Reserved Tables: a limited number of tables are for sale in advance, sold through our ticketing service. You will need to add both your General Admission tickets AND your Reserved Tables to the cart for purchase. Reserve Tables come with 4 seats to a table.
  • General Admission Tables: A number of tables are available when doors open. First come first serve.
  • Disability: If you require handicap accessible seating, you will need to purchase your General Admission ticket first, and then call the box office to reserve up to 2 seats. Tables must be purchased separately.

*Ticket Disclaimer*

All tickets for RME events are sold via Eventbrite and all carry applicable transaction fees. Tickets can be purchased the day of event online, at the RME Box office during business hours, and at the door (subject to availability). All tickets purchased with credit cards and/or cash will be subject to all applicable service fees whether the purchase takes place online, over the phone, or at the RME box office. Ticket fees also still apply for admission at the door.

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

River Music Experience
129. N. Main Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Mon: 12pm - 5pm
Tues: 12pm - 6pm
Wed: 12pm - 5pm
Thurs: 12pm - 6pm
Fri: 12pm - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

*Box Office hours may vary due to event schedules

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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Most shows in the Redstone Room are 19+, unless otherwise noted, but minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
RME & The Redstone Room are in the heart of downtown Davenport, and accessible by public transportation or cabs & ride-share apps (Uber, Lyft). There is a paid parking garage right next to the RME that only costs a couple of dollars for an evening. Free street parking is available, but sometimes hard to find on concert nights.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call the RME's box office at (563)326-1333 or email feedback@rivermusicexperience.org

What's the refund policy?
Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.

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