Roughcut Diamonds Tour: Willie Nile, Stephen Stanley, Chris Bennett
Roughcut Diamonds BC Tour featuring Willie Nile with Stephen Stanley opening.
8:00pm - 10:00pm Doors at: 7:30pm
$25 advance++, $30 at the door.
June 20/23 Vancouver
Press Release-BC Concert Tour
What is a Roughcut Diamond? it is a loose hard, unpolished, uncut jewel in its natural state.
What is the Roughcut Diamonds Tour, it is a loose collection of players hardened by a lifetime of playing out their musical passion away from the polish of commerciality, true to themselves while mining their earthy art.
With the legends starting to leave middle earth these talented journeymen are now coming into their full light as the true torchbearers of the cultural jewel that is live rock.
Willie Nile is a legend in NYC with superstar fans who are creating a documentary to sing the praises of this 75 going on 54, post-punk troubadour and his killer band of elite CBGB-style touring all-stars. Willie has released a dozen albums this century that have garnered critical raves while developing a killer live show of real-deal rock in a world where that intensity is receding.
Stephen Stanley nearly split the seam in the 90s with the Lowest of the Low out of T.O., selling and charting well while building a strong live following in the indie scene. Since then he has become an in-demand solo artist accompanied by Chris Bennett on guitar, all the while honing his craft playing with the 416 elite like Brown-Hawkins-Stanley.
These are the Roughcut Diamonds, musical survivors who kept the faith through the vagaries of an industry decimated by technological change that stripped away the record money from the golden age. But they kept rocking, from major label to indie DIY from stadium to the clubs. Now that the herd has been thinned these Roughcut Diamonds are ready to let their light shine on stages across BC as they bring the true fire of nearly a century of live playing from peak classic rock to the post-modern rock is dead R&B/cow-hop Spotify era.
Roughcut Diamonds features some of the best musical talent left unfound by the commercial masses coming together to cut through the dirt and shine their lifelong rock lights into the best venues in BC, ever-ready for the pendulum of pop culture to swing back.
Stephen Stanley will open all shows with partner Chris Bennet. At the Rickshaw, the David Gogo Band will play a full concert set before Willie Nile burns it all down. At the new Squamish venue 1 & ½ Ave, David Gogo will headline the show with Willie and Stephen opening. At the Blue Frog in White Rock, The Queens in Nanaimo and the new Wicket Hall in the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria; Stephen Stanley will open for Willie Nile. Tickets are priced accordingly and on sale digitally at the various venues. You can also find links to the venue’s digital ticket sites at WillieNile.com.
For media interviews please contact David Branigan of DNA Events & Entertainment via [email protected]. The Roughcut Diamonds Tour is a co-presentation between DNA and the Ted Harrison Foundation for the Arts. Without the Harrison Foundation's support, we could not offer this talent at this price
Social media links below for the Artists below;
Website: WillieNile.Com; DavidGogo.com; stephenstanleyband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidGogoBlues/; https://www.facebook.com/willie.nile/;
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