We saw it first on Songkick: Indie-folk-rock-radio-darlings Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (go ahead and click that link… it’s very rainbow-y) will play Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The info is not yet listed on the Civic Center website, though Songkick lists the tickets at $28 and on sale this Friday, June 22.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (for the uninitiated) is not actually led by a guy named Sharpe, but by singer-songwriter Alex Ebert of power-pop group Ima Robot. Ebert grew up with a music-loving father and his influences range from Patsy Cline and Pavaroti to hip-hop (according to Mother Jones he was originally planning to be a rapper). That kind of makes sense considering the everything-but-the-kitchen sink feel of the Magnetic Zeros, whose particular brand of raucous folk is parts Avett Brothers and part Gogol Bordello. Probably way more parts the former.
Watch the video for the band’s new single, “Man on Fire”: