Photos from the first of five intimate shows put on by Allen Stone in Seattle during the week of April 13, 2015. This first show, sold out at capacity, was the first in which Allen spent the entirety of his show performing from a seated position. He also brought on stage a handful of local talent as support including Maiah Manser, Charity Rose Thielen, and Magnus Tingsek.
From the STG website:
The unique “Evolution of an Artist” series will recreate Allen’s rise as a live performer in Seattle’s music scene. Starting with one of the first venues Allen ever played back in 2008, the (300 capacity) Triple Door on April 13th, to headlining the majestic Paramount Theatre on April 18th (2,807 capacity). Other venues he will play during the week include Nectar Lounge (4/14), The Crocodile (4/16), and Neumos (4/17). All shows will feature up and coming local Seattle bands as support.
Allen recalls, “When I moved from Chewelah WA to Seattle WA I was terrified. I was a tiny fish in a gigantic pond, a pond with an extremely rich history of powerful music. However, what I found was a very supportive community of music lovers and players that put me on their back and helped make my dream a reality. I am most comfortable performing my songs in Seattle so revealing my new songs and recounting the evolution of my musical experience there is going to be mad fun!”
“We’ve been promoting shows with Allen from the beginning,” says Ryan Cook from Seattle Theatre Group. “To be able to recreate Allen’s growth as an artist during an entire week is something we’ve never done before. We couldn’t be more proud to help Seattle celebrate Allen’s success.”
During this six-night stand, Allen and his band will play both old favorites and new tunes from his forthcoming Capitol Records debut, Radius. Seattle’s rich musical heritage that includes everybody from Jimi Hendrix to Pearl Jam to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis serves as an enlightening backdrop for Allen’s ‘Evolution of an Artist’ week. With his knack for musical innovation and incendiary performance style, Allen maintains his musical roots while simultaneously forging a path of his own and continues to take soul down a new avenue.