On April 20, Georgia alternative metal emissaries Sevendust return to Boise. This week the band released its 10th studio album, “Time Travelers & Bonfires”. It marks the band’s first studio acoustic album. Sevendust previously released “Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live” in 2004. In support of the new album the band has embarked on a spring and summer tour hailed as “An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust”. The band brings their unplugged set to The Knitting Factory this Sunday night. Before the concert the band will take part in an In-Store signing at The Record Exchange as part of this year's Record Store Day.
The band will be at The Record Exchange at 3PM Sunday afternoon to sign copies of their albums, including “Time Travelers & Bonfires”, and chat with fans before their evening concert. For more information regarding their in-store appearance or Record Store Day events contact the store at 1105 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 -- (208) 344-8010.
This week The Examiner caught up with guitarist Clint Lowery to discuss the making the new record and the band’s plans for a retrospective DVD package that will include both a standard concert and an acoustic performance as well as a history of the band.
Lowery, along with vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, bassist Vince Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose and fellow guitarist, John Connolly started Sevendust 20 years ago. “Time Travelers & Bonfires” marks the band’s follow-up to last year’s “Black Out the Sun“. Lowery shared that the band almost recorded an acoustic version of the title track from that album for the new record before they ran out of time in the studio. He offered that the band hopes to do another acoustic album in a couple of years and make it a regular part f the band’s cycle.
“Time Travelers & Bonfires” will include six new songs as well as newly unplugged recordings of six classic Sevendust tracks including, “Black”, Trust”, “Crucified”, Denial”, “Gone” and “Karma”. Lowery says besides songs from the new record they will be pulling out a number of gems for the tour including “Rumble Fish” among others. Clint shared that there is a more relaxed vibe on the acoustic tour. They get on stage every night and just see where things take them.
Take a listen to the full interview above and go check out Sevendust at The Record Exchange and The Knitting Factory this Sunday.
• KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
• SUN 04/20
• DOORS: 7:30 PM / SHOW: 8:30 PM
• PRICE: $22.50 - $60.00