ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2014)– Saints of Valory, one of Austin, Texas’ hottest alt/rock bands, will open for million-selling roots rocker Phillip Phillips at The Mahaffey Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Known for the inspired, anthemic tracks “Providence” and “Neon Eyes,” Saints of Valory was named one of Billboard’s Top Unsigned Artists of 2012. The Kids EP subsequently entered iTunes’ Top Rock Album Chart, and sold 1,700 in its first week. The band’s Atlantic Records debut, Possibilities, co-produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, Jason Mraz, The Strokes), was released the following year.
Saints of Valory was formed in Rio de Janiero, Brazil by South American native Gavin Jasper (lead vocals, bass) and American Godfrey Thomson (guitar and vocals). After a successful showcase at the 2010 SXSW Festival, the band – which includes drummer Kenny Bozich and keyboard player Stephen Buckle – took up permanent residence in Austin.
Since winning season 11 of American Idol, Georgia’s Phillip Phillips has sold more than 2 million albums and more than 9 million singles. His new single, “Unpack Your Heart,” is the second track released from the Behind the Light album, following the hit song “Raging Fire.”
Behind The Light is the follow-up to Phillips’ hugely successful debut, The World from the Side of the Moon, which spawned the single “Home” — one of the biggest tracks of 2012 with more than 5 million copies sold. The World from the Side of the Moon sold more than 1 million copies and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The World from the Side of the Moon also featured the platinum single “Gone, Gone, Gone.”
Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50 and go on sale to the public on Friday, Sept. 12 at noon.Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.