The Fray, Franti, Steely Dan, Counting Crows, Heart and others coming to Marymoor

Staff writerApril 7, 2014 

The lineup for the 2014 Marymoor Park Concert Series has been announced and includes classics like Styx, the reunited collaborators Robyn and Röyksopp and - just in time for legalized marijuana - Cheech and Chong. Tickets for most of the shows go on sale at noon on Friday.

The summer concert series in Redmond include: - The Fray - Steely Dan - Heart - Robyn and Röyksopp - Slightly Stoopid - Michael Franti & Spearhead - Rebelution - Foreigner - Styx - Cheech & Chong with War -

This season brings some enhancements to Marymoor including more food and beverage options and a new VIP area with express entry.

All shows at Marymoor Park feature general lawn seating. Select shows have reserved seating available. All performances take place regardless of weather. Visit MarymoorConcerts.com for updates. 2014 INITIAL CONCERT SCHEDULE

The Fray with Barcelona and Oh Honey
DATE: Tue., June 17th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

The 2014 Marymoor Park Summer Concert Series kicks off with power-pop foursome The Fray. The Denver-based band is touring in support of their new album, Helios, which has already received early critical acclaim. Formed in 2002, The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” and earned a Grammy nomination for their 2010 self-titled release.
Seattle-based Barcelona and Brooklyn-based Oh Honey open.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson with Mary Lambert
DATE: Tue., June 24th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Two of American roots’ best singer-songwriters take to the Marymoor stage this summer.
New York–based singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw returns to the scene with his powerful new album Make a Move. This newest release displays DeGraw’s even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, his musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics. He is known for his hit singles “I Don’t Want to Be,” “Come On Get Higher,” and “Not Over You…”

Hailing from San Francisco, singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is one of the most dynamic performers on the music scene today. His hit singles include “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart,” “Faster,” and “Run.” His newest album, Last of the Great Pretenders, is slated for release this summer.

Seattle singer Mary Lambert, featured on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” opens.

Robyn + Röyksopp – Do It Again Tour 2014
DATE: Thu., June 26th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Swedish songster Robyn and Norwegian electronic-music duo Röyksopp bring their Do It Again Tour to Marymoor Park. The longtime collaborators, who are best known for their co-releases “The Girl and the Robot” and “None of Dem,” are currently in the studio together. The last time the bands performed together was in 2011 at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Soulshine Tour featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA, Brett Dennen, and Trevor Hall
DATE: Fri., June 27th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Michael Franti and his reggae band, Spearhead, bring their unforgettable, high-energy, positive show to the Marymoor stage. With the multi-platinum success of his song "Say Hey (I Love You)" and the chart-breaking 2010 release of "The Sound of Sunshine," Franti and his band guarantee a fun and thought-provoking dance party! Franti’s brand-new single, "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)," hits radio now, with a brand-new album to follow this summer.
Virginia-based reggae group SOJA, Northern Californian folk singer Brett Dennen, and North Carolina roots/reggae singer Trevor Hall open.

Heart
DATE: Tue., July 1st
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Hometown heroes Heart will rock the Marymoor stage. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” and “Straight On.” Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they were the first women in rock to write the songs and play the instruments too. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80s and ‘90s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers.

Steely Dan
DATE: Sat., July 5th and Sun., July 6th (2 nights)
ON SALE: Fri., April 25th at 12:00 noon

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and “Jazz-Rock Ambassadors to the Galaxy” Steely Dan return to the Pacific Northwest for two nights after their sold-out performance during the 2013 Marymoor Concert Series. The band will perform their greatest hits and deep cuts. Steely Dan have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s. With music characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have written hits including, ““F.M.,” “Bodhisattva,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Peg,” “Babylon Sisters,” and “Hey Nineteen.”

Slightly Stoopid with Stephen “Ragga” Marley
DATE: Thu., July 10th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

The Ocean Beach–based touring machines Slightly Stoopid bring their contagious feel-good California-summer stylings to Marymoor. Nothing says summer fun like the band’s fusion of reggae, folk, hip-hop, punk rock, and funk. Nearly two decades into their ongoing metamorphosis, Slightly Stoopid continues to progress into new musical territory and define their signature sound even further.

Grammy Award–winning reggae singer—and son of reggae legends Bob and Rita Marley—Stephen “Ragga” Marley returns to Marymoor after a knock-out 2103 performance with his brother, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

Tedeschi Trucks Band with The Wood Brothers
DATE: Thu., July 17th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

In just three years, Tedeschi Trucks Band—the 11-member collective led by husband-and-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi—has taken its roots-rich musical mix to audiences across the globe and become a proven powerhouse on stage. Driven by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's honey-to-husk voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list.

Boulder, Colo., brothers, Chris and Oliver Woods, and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix of The Woods Brothers bring their Americana roots sound in support.

Cheech & Chong and War – Up In Smoke 2014
DATE: Sat., July 19th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong and iconic “Low Rider” songsters, War, bring a blend of music and comedy to the Evergreen State with the Up In Smoke tour. The tour is a complete integration of War’s timeless catalogue and Cheech & Chong’s hilariously irreverent no-authority brand of comedy and music that defined an era.

The party begins with War playing hits such as “Spill The Wine,” “Low Rider,” and “Cisco Kid.” The show progresses from Cheech & Chong’s famous songs such as “Earache My Eye," “Basketball Jones, ” and “Mexican Americans” to some of their most iconic comedic skits, including “Dave’s Not Here” and “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust.” As the show comes to a close, War and Cheech & Chong share the stage to serenade the audience with “Why Can’t We Be Friends.”

Foreigner and STYX – The Soundtrack of Summer Tour
DATE: Fri., August 1st
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

The Soundtrack of Summer Tour brings two of music’s biggest arena rock bands—Styx and Foreigner—to one stage in one night.

Foreigner, hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, are responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

Styx is known for their soaring power ballads and big rock. Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, the band has been rocking for more than thirty years—with no end in sight. Styx’s hits include "Come Sail Away," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Fooling Yourself”—and, of course, “Mr. Roboto.”

107.7 The End’s Summer Camp
DATE: Sat., Aug 9th
ON SALE: Soon

107.7 The End Summer Camp is an all-day celebration of music discovery. See performances by artists about whom you’ll someday say, “I saw them when…” Previous performers include Fun, Neon Trees, Cold War Kids, MGMT, and Neighbourhood, among others. This year’s lineup of rising talent will be revealed in June.

Counting Crows with special guest Toad the Wet Sprocket
DATE: Tue., Aug 12th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Since Counting Crows exploded onto the music scene with their 1993, multi-platinum breakout album, August and Everything After, the band have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. They are best known for their singles “Mr. Jones,” “Angels of the Silences,” “Hanginaround,” and “Big Yellow Taxi.”

Alternative-rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket open. A quarter of a century after releasing their first album, they’ve just released a new LP, New Constellation.

Ray LaMontagne
DATE: Wed., August 13th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne brings his folk-styled melodies to the open stage. His most recent critically acclaimed album, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. LaMontagne released his new single, “Supernova” in February 2014, and his fifth studio album is due out on May 6th.

Rebelution with Iration, The Green, Stick Figure, DJ Mackle
DATE: Tue., August 19th
ON SALE: Fri., April 11th at 12:00 noon

Santa Barbara reggae-rockers Rebelution bring their optimistic and inspiring musical messages to the Marymoor in August. Since forming in 2004, the band has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent, and tour-driven music groups. Rebelution’s last album, Peace of Mind, debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200.

Fellow California reggae bands The Green and Stick Figure and Santa Barbara DJ Mackle support.


TICKETS & INFORMATION:

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11th at 12 noon for all shows listed unless otherwise noted. Steely Dan will go on sale April 25th at noon. Tickets for 107.7 The End’s Summer Camp will go on sale at a later date. Additional shows will be announced.

Tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com, by phone at (888) 929-7849, or at three convenient Box Office locations:

The Showbox (located at 1426 1st Ave in downtown Seattle)
Mon.-Fri. from 11am to 6pm

Showbox SoDo (located at 1700 1st Ave S just south of downtown Seattle)
Mon.-Fri. from 12pm to 4pm

Marymoor Park office: beginning Friday, April 11th at 12:00 noon. Tickets will be available Mon.-Fri. from 9am to 4pm.

Marymoor Park Box Office opens one hour prior to door time for Will Call and Ticket Sales.

Marymoor Park is located at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond, WA 98052.

For more information, answers to frequently asked questions, or directions, visit us online at MarymoorConcerts.com or call (206) 205-3661.

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