Rusted Root bassist Patrick Norman said on Feb. 21 in an exclusive interview with New York Concert Examiner Eric Holden that the band is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Huntington's Paramount, one of the top new venues in New York.
"We played the Paramount the week it opened and when I first walked in I was struck by the beauty of the architecture," Norman said, recalling the experience of his first time playing at the venue. "It had a bunch of really cool antique industrial fans on the ceiling and the sound there was stellar. It was a lot of fun to play and we are excited to return."
"New York Rusted Root fans have always been great. We have played all over the city from the Beacon to Madison Square Garden and the fans have always come out," Norman explained. "New York City is definitely one of my favorite places to play."
Rusted Root has many lasting memories from their years of New York performances, perhaps the most notable being a concert with Carlos Santana at "The World's Most Famous Arena."
"We had a lot of opportunities over the years to play with some amazing artists, but one of my most memorable moments was being able to play with Carlos Santana at Madison Square Garden," Norman said. "To be playing such an iconic venue with such a legendary artist, I mean come on how fortunate am I? That show was just surreal for me."
Tickets for Rusted Root's upcoming New York dates are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.