Having recently released their sixth record Teeth Dreams, acclaimed Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady will play at City Hall’s Grand Ballroom on 14th October. Tickets for the show go onsale on Tuesday 27th.
Teeth Dreams marks the band’s first release in four years, and the first on their own Positive Jams imprint.
The album’s title refers to a common dream motif. Psychoanalysts often suggest that dreams about teeth are triggered by anxiety, a theme that shows up in a number of songs on the album.
Having played their first show in 2003, The Hold Steady are entering their second decade as a band. They’ve toured heavily throughout their career, and have played at least one show in all 50 states, a feat that they achieved in summer 2013 thanks to a show in Wyoming, the last state on their list. The Hold Steady has been cited as influential by numerous rock acts such as Japandroids, Titus Andronicus, Frank Turner and many others.
With Public Enemy, Katy B, Gold Panda, The Gaslamp Killer, The Cribs and more already on the bill, it’s safe to say that 2014 is going to be Tramlines’ biggest year yet. We’re not stopping yet, though, and the team have just added over 30 new artists to the already brimming lineup.
The Harley will see new additions from US hip-hop/jazz/experimental trio BADBADNOTGOOD, crate-digger extraordinaire Awesome Tapes From Africa and the UK dance scene’s super-influencial Matt Jam Lamont. They will join a bill which already includes the likes of East India Youth, The Heatwave, MOKO, Maurice Fulton and more.
We’ll also be handing the reins over to the ever-excellent Semi-Detached for our Saturday daytime lineup. With recent shows from Jungle, Woman’s Hour, Peace and more, and a Queens gig coming up from 2014′s standout indie outfit Future Islands, the super-promoter duo continue to put together some of the most exciting lineups in the city. Their Harley Tramlines bill so far features Shinies, Autobahn and Night Flowers, with loads more still to be announced.
Meanwhile, the rest of the festival continues to get bigger and better, with other venues welcoming the likes of Ms. Dynamite, The Rifles, Simian Mobile Disco, Shift K3Y, Slow Club, Funeral For A Friend, Sivu and LONE to this year’s bill.
For the full lineup so far, check the Artist page on the Tramlines site.
With Easter egg-buying out of the way, coupled with our latest announcement, there’s never been a better time to pick your advance ticket up and give yourself a weekend of partying to look forward to this summer.
Weekend tickets are are available in advance only, and will sell out. Advance weekend tickets are priced at just £28 (plus booking fee) and include a free programme on arrival.
Advance day tickets are priced at £12 (plus booking fee).
Once the advance allocation is sold out, you’ll be able to buy day tickets at the event. These will be priced at £16 per day on the door. Buying on the door will cost £48 to attend all three days, so buy now and save yourself a packet!
Don’t forget that advance tickets can be purchased in person with no booking fee from The Harley and The Leadmill.
Indie rockers The Struts release the Kiss This EP on 7th April. The band mix the flamboyance of Queen with the youthful energy of Supergrass or The Libertines.
A band who proudly refuse to chase the latest trends and fads, The Struts have built their loyal fanbase through fanatical word of mouth, blistering live shows and stadium-sized hooks.
With superstardom in their sights, The Struts’ lead track Kiss This (7th April Virgin EMI) is a defiant, barbed anthem aimed at a cheating ex-girlfriend that combines a towering chorus and Stones-esque swagger into 3 minutes of classic rock ‘n’ roll.
We’re very pleased to announce that Sheffield non-profit Party For The People will now be our go-to guys for Harley Live tickets.
Party For The People supports charitable organisations via ticketing, by giving a portion of all booking fees directly to charity.
We’ve opted to work alongside the brilliant and inspiring Sheffield Mind, meaning that every time you buy a Harley Live ticket, you’ll be helping those with mental health issues from all around the city.
Sheffield Mind is an independent charity set up in 1971 to provide support to people with mental health problems in Sheffield. Offering counselling, one to one support, social cafes, groups and information, the organisation is affiliated with national Mind and work in partnership to support mental health and to challenge stigma about mental ill health.
Alongside other Sheffield Mind projects, we are proud to be contributing towards raising funds to update one of the organisation’s invaluable resources for mental health and well-being in Sheffield, in the form of The Sheffield Mental Health Guide website.
The site is an important tool for people who need to find out about mental health and well-being. It includes sections on how to keep mentally healthy, self-help advice, information about mental health conditions and treatments and where to go to for help. It also contains a searchable database of over 350 services available for people in Sheffield.
Sheffield Mind want to make this invaluable resource easier to navigate, as well as enabling to work on mobile platforms, to include social media and to be entertaining to use.
Booking fees from all tickets sold through our in-house Ticket Shop will go through Party For The People and thus go towards helping Sheffield Mind. As ever, though, booking fee-free tickets are also available to buy in person from The Harley, The Wick At Both Ends and The Old Sweet Shop.
We’ve got tons of events coming up over the next couple of months, so head to our Facebook page for all of the details.