Explore Asheville Arena at The US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC is welcoming the bold, feel-good, electro-funk band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, December 31, 2019. They'll be in western North Carolina at the downtown venue celebrating New Year's Eve! All you have to do is look at the image, reminiscent of Cheech in Earache My Eye, to know you're in for a wild ride - a guaranteed high energy show! Tell your friends, make a date, give tickets as Christmas gifts to your coolest family members and fellow Pigeon fans!
Here's a small description from the band's website:
"Whimsically apt metaphor for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics, the Baltimore four-piece’s new album, ‘Pizazz,’ is a buoyant, blissful reminder of just how much fun music can be. Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong constructs effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering."
Here's what folks have to say about Pigeons Playing Ping Pong:
Sometimes a festival is judged successful because a lesser-known band steals the show and becomes your highlight. Unfortunately, there are actually people naive enough to skip on catching this exemplary jam act because they don't initially like the name. What some may see as gimmicks are actually creative expressions of superior showmanship.
The grooves and heavy guitar riffs are reminiscent of early Spin Doctors, but with clever lyrics, tightly constructed and complicated melodic structures and relentlessly addictive noodling from Schon.
Chadbyrne Dickens, Jambase
No matter what genre of feel-good music they’re playing, the passion and the energy is noticed and is always transferred to the audience, who can also drop their worries and get lost in the music.
Lacey Palmer, The Daily Athenaeum
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have developed a unique live formula that seamlessly balances the band’s patented electro-funk style, without losing a refreshingly loose, “let's party” attitude.
Dan Vizzard, The Vibe Online
When it comes to putting on a show, the Pigeons get it.
They have the tightness of a band that plays together a lot, and the flexibility of a band that is constantly trying to push themselves to new levels.
Scott Paddock, Mobtown Music Guide
Greg Ormont - Vocals, Guitar
Jeremy Schon - Guitar, Vocals
Ben Carrey - Bass, Vocals
Alex Petropulos - Drumagic, Electro-Swag
For ticket information go to: USCelluarCtrTix