Vermont rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals bring the Roar Tour to Des Moines on January 27. The band will play Hoyt Sherman Place (1501 Woodland Avenue) at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Oregon-based soul band Langhorne Slim will serve as the opening act. Tickets for the show range from $27.50 to $44.50 (plus fees) at the Hoyt Sherman box office. They may also be purchased online through Ticketmaster for slightly more. Doors for the show will open at 7 p.m.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals got their start in northwestern Vermont in 2002. The band quickly gained a large East Coast following with their combination of blues, alternative, hard rock, folk, and jam music. They were nominated for a number of Boston Music Awards over the years, and they won a Jammy Award in New York's Madison Square Garden in 2006.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals has had music featured in a number of television shows, including All My Children, Kyle XY, ER, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, and One Tree Hill. Potter and the gang are veterans of the festival scene, having played at Bonnaroo, 80/35, Floydfest, Mile High, Hangout, and others. GPN released their latest album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, in June of last year on Hollywood Records. Check out music from the album in the nearby video.