The Coors Light Birds Nest gets the party rolling on Wednesday, January 28th with Los Angeles indie electro unit Capital Cities comprised of composers/songwriters Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. While tickets for Darius Rucker and Kid Rock are sold out on the nights following, limited tickets still remain for Opening Night featuring Capital Cities.
Merchant and Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the band in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of programming and melody that went viral and gained the act a wave of Internet exposure.
Eventually, Merchant and Simonian were joined by bassist Manny Quintero, trumpeter Spencer Ludwig, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Channing Holmes. The fully realized live version of Capital Cities played festivals internationally. Their debut full-length In a Tidal Wave of Mystery appeared on Capitol Records / Lazy Hooks in June 2013.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 28 – Saturday, January 31. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 8 p.m. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue. Tickets can be purchased here.