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Spring Fling Rock AF Tour - March 12

Saturday March 12, 2016 7:00pm

Saturday March 12, 2016 7:00pm

Sleep Train Arena

Show Times

7 PM

Ticket Information (Pricing)


*Plus applicable Fees

Parking Info (Time and costs)
Toll Plazas open at 5pm, $15 cash only

Doors Open

Goldenvoice/Franks Productions/CMoore Live/NS2

This March, Cage The Elephant, Silversun Pickups, Foals, and Bear Hands will embark on Spring Fling Rock AF 2016. The 15-city U.S. arena tour packages some of the best and brightest names in alternative music today, and harkens back to the days when artists crisscrossed the country together on package tours – often hitting cities and towns that otherwise wouldn’t have access to live music from so many artists at one time. The Spring Fling Rock AF Tour is coming to Sleep Train Arena on March 12!

Grammy-nominated Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, was recently released on December 18th and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts. The album, which Rolling Stone called “their best yet,” was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, The Arcs), mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Florence + the Machine) and recorded at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN, near the band’s home town of Bowling Green, KY. The band recently performed their new single “Mess Around” on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s Pikul EP to 2012’s far-reaching Neck of the Woods, each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits. Better Nature marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ own New Machine Recordings. The label – which takes its name from the Pikul favorite, “…All The Go Inbetweens” – allows the ever-autonomous band to fully determine its own course without any interference from on high.

Foals current album What Went Down was released this past August on Warner Music and emerged to the best reviews of the band’s career as it debuted at #3 and commanded a Top 20 chart position for four weeks in the UK. Shortly after the album’s release, the band won ‘Best Act In The World’ at the Q Awards and received a BBC Music Award Nomination for ‘British Artist of the Year’. Foals was also nominated for four awards at the 2016 NME Awards, including ‘Best British Band’, “Best Live Band’, ‘Best Album’, and ‘Best Track’. What Went Down is an album that grapples with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop: permanence and impermanence; life and death; solitude; vulnerability; intimacy; passion; rage; humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. Sonically, it’s an album that precariously seesaws between primal aggression and naked vulnerability.

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Bear Hands was formed in 2006 by college classmates Dylan Rau (vocals/guitar/keys) and Ted Feldman (guitar/keys) along with prominent local musicians Val Loper (bass) and TJ Orscher (drums). Following 2007’s Golden EP, the band released their full-length debut Burning Bush Supper Club in 2010, which they supported touring with artists as diverse as Passion Pit, GZA and We Were Promised Jetpacks.