ASHLEY MCBRYDE AND BADFLOWER ANNOUNCE PERFORMANCES IN ANTHEM AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Feb. 25, 2019) – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced today that American rock band Badflower and Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde will perform in Anthem later this year. Badflower, whose debut album was released last week, will perform on May 26. McBryde, who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award and an ACM Award, will perform on June 28.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, and may be purchased at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com or in-person at the Rock Shop. All events in Anthem are for guests 21 years and older.
Hit songs include: “Ghost,” “Animal,” “Heroin”
Badflower was formed in 2013 and had a weekly residency at The Key Club in Los Angeles, garnering the attention from former NYSNC member and radio personality Lance Bass. The band released their debut single “Soap” in 2015 and toured alongside Australian pop duo The Veronicas before flying back to the United States to perform at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
The band released their debut EP, “Temper,” in 2016. The album’s success gained the attention of Apple Music, which named them Artist of the Week on iTunes and named the EP among one of the best rock albums of 2016. Their lead single “Animal” peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream Rock chart.
In preparation of their first album, the band focused on writing and performing songs that had important messages, no matter how uncomfortable or graphic the lyrics were. “Ghost,” the band’s breakthrough single, is a first-person account detailing self-harm and attempted suicide. The single was featured in an article by Forbes, where lead singer Josh Katz was interviewed.
Their debut studio album “OK, I’M SICK,” was released on Feb. 22, 2019.
Hit songs include: “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” “American Scandal,” “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”
Ashley McBryde started her musical career at the age of 3 when she was caught consistently stealing her father’s guitar. He bought her a guitar of her own and at the age of 12, and she played her family her first composition. She moved to Nashville after graduating from Arkansas State in 2007 and worked a circuit of dive bars and biker hangouts fighting to have her songs heard.
Her first EP, “Jalopies and Expensive Guitars,” was self-released in 2016. Country superstar Eric Church heard her music and invited her onstage to perform at his concert, calling her a “whiskey-drinking badass” to the sold-out crowd. Soon after, her music was trending on iTunes, and she signed to Warner Brothers Nashville Records.
Her song “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” was named one of the 54 Best Songs of 2017 by The New York Times and one of the Top 25 Best Country Songs of 2017 by Rolling Stone, which also named her one of the 10 Country Artists You Need to Know.
Most recently, McBryde released her CD “Girl Going Nowhere” in early 2018. The album earned her nominations for both Best Country Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards and a nomination as Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards, which airs on April 7.
UPCOMING CONCERTS IN ANTHEM
3.1 The Band Perry
3.8 Night Ranger
3.9 The Gatlin Brothers: An Evening with Larry, Steve and Rudy
3.16 All That Remains with City of the Weak and Calling Grace
3.17 The Dickies
3.29 Blue October
4.5 From Ashes to New
4.6 Jerrod Niemann
4.12 Puddle of Mudd with Saliva & Trapt
4.13 Christopher Cross
4.19 William Clark Green
4.20 Beartooth with Of Mice & Men, Hands Like Houses and Dead American
4.26 The Dan Band
5.10 The Struts
5.18 Yngwie Malmsteen
5.24 Bad Wolves
5.25 Avatar with Devin Townsend, Dance with the Dead and ‘68
6.8 The Spazmatics
6.22 Hunks: The Show
6.28 Ashley McBryde
6.29 Koe Wetzel
9.27 Chicks With Hits
10.25 The Marshall Tucker Band