Metro Concerts Live just announced that St. Louis rockers Hurt will make the trek to Des Moines on Tuesday, February 19 for a special acoustic show at the East Village venue House of Bricks (525 East Grand Avenue). The concert will also feature performances by Michigan rockers Wayland, and Iowa bands Fatal Addiction and Medicinal. The show is scheduled to run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is open to all ages. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance (or through the Iowa bands) and $15 at the door. They may be purchased online through Ticketfly or the Metro Concerts Live Facebook page.
Hurt got their start in Virginia back in 2000. The band released their first two albums in limited quantity before signing with Capitol Records. Their next album, Vol. I, hit #7 on the Heat chart and produced two Top 20 Mainstream Rock singles, "Rapture" and "Falls Apart". The band took off from there. Hurt's fourth album, Vol. II, topped the Heat chart and produced the band's biggest hit, "Ten Ton Brick" (#6 on the Mainstream Rock chart, #28 on the Alternative chart), in 2007.
Hurt followed up Vol. II with 2009's Goodbye to the Machine. Like its predecessor, Goodbye to the Machine also topped the Heat chart. It also climbed into the Indie chart Top 10 and produced another Top 20 single, "Wars". In May of 2012, Hurt released their latest album, The Crux. The album has already cracked the Indie Top 10 and produced the Top 20 single "How We End Up Alone". The album's second single, "Caught in the Rain", is on commercial radio now and is featured in the nearby video box.