Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties!
On Saturday, September 8th is Radio 104.5’s last Summer Block Party of the year! AWOLNATION will be headlining this final show, with support from the new sensation Imagine Dragons and Texan hip hop artist, Zeale. This year has been extremely eventful for each of the performers and they’re sure to put on a great show to bring the summer to an end.
AWOLNATION began as Aaron Bruno of Under the Influence of Giants and Hometown Hero playing around in a studio in 2009. Their first full length album was released in 2011 and it’s first single, “Sail,” reached platinum in the US. Since then their most recent single, “Kill Your Heroes,” has been gaining momentum on the charts. They’re currently touring the US and will then continue on to tour internationally.
(Read Hannah Zaic’s interview with AWOLNATION for That Mag here)
Imagine Dragons are coming to Philly from Las Vegas, bringing tons of energy and talent with them. Their most recent EP, Continued Silence, was released in early 2012. Their single, “Time to Pretend,” not only topped the charts but was featured in a trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower. They have since gained lots of attention and have their first full length album, Night Visions, coming out on September 4th- just four days before playing at the last block party. Make sure not to miss them performing new material this Saturday!
(Read Emily’s interview with Imagine Dragons for That Mag here)
Zeale describes himself as a “neon-colored negro with more swag than a fish in a scaled jacket. Oh yeah….and I rap too!” He experiments with combining hip hop, EDM, and rock music. He is currently giving out a free EP on his website featuring his remix of AWOLNATION’s “Sail.” He is currently touring with Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION, so make sure to catch all three of them on September 8th for the last block party of the summer!
Written by: Emily Meenan