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The recently renovated Brooklyn Opera House will play host to two upcoming concerts, the opera house has announced. The Nadas will perform on June 11 and country singer Tyler Rich on June 25.
A member of the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Nadas have been an Iowa staple for more than 27 years. The band has played with The Beach Boys, America, Bon Jovi, and Huey Lewis, written their hometown’s theme song (twice) and been touted by Playboy Magazine as the best band you've never heard of.
“We are excited to welcome Iowa’s own local favorite, The Nadas, to the Brooklyn Opera House,” said Laura Manatt, General Manager. “The Nadas have been a vital part of Iowa’s music ecosystem for many years, bringing together multiple generations of fans that have heard them play across the state at events like the Iowa State Fair. We are honored they chose the Brooklyn Opera House as one of their first public shows after the pandemic started.”
The Nadas’ story began in Ames, Iowa, circa 1993 where two young Iowa State University Students began learning songs off a mixtape and harmonizing in the stairwell of a fraternity house just off campus. Jason was obsessed with the folk music and singer songwriter scene while Mike was more influenced by the early 90s college rock scene. Eventually, Jason relented, ushering in an amplified, arena-ready five-piece sound replete with anthemic choruses.
These days The Nadas — Mike and Jason together with bassist Brian Duffey, and drummer Brandon Stone along with Jonanne Tucker on viola and keys — brew up a potent mix of Stones-era “Country Honk,” with a healthy dose of ’90s alternative rock.
Seating for The Nadas concert is reserved and admission is $30. For tickets or more information, visit www.brooklynoperahouse.com. Space is limited.
Rolling Stone touted Tyler Rich as “the newest member of country music’s radio-minded incoming class, with a homecoming king’s swagger and a valedictorian’s songwriting smarts,” and he has delivered more than 265 million global streams to date. The 2019 Pandora Country Artist to Watch has performed alongside some of the genre’s top acts: Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Brett Young and LANCO.
With his latest single “Better Than You’re Used To,” Tyler shares a message of knowing your worth and waiting for the one who will love you for it. The sentiment has resonated with fans, continuing to climb the Viral Top 50 all-genre chart on Spotify and amassing more than 10 million global streams to date. The track follows his TWO THOUSAND MILES album, which features two SiriusXM chart-toppers — GOLD-certified “The Difference” and “Leave Her Wild” — and is out now on The Valory Music Co.
“We are excited to welcome Tyler Rich to the Brooklyn Opera House,” Manatt said. “Having entertainers like Tyler make a stop in Brooklyn during their national tour is a great opportunity for our community to hear this caliber of live music at a historic, local venue.”
Seating for the Tyler Rich concert is reserved and admission is $40. For tickets or more information, visit www.brooklynoperahouse.com. Space is limited.