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Capital Cities

Rickshaw Stop San Francisco

Friday, January 11, 2019 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

All Ages, Live

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Los Angeles duo of composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet.
 
Soon after, the music industry and the rest of the world took notice. Capitol Records signed the band’s indie label Lazy Hooks and released Capital Cities’ debut album In A Tidal Wave of Mystery in June, 2013.
 
“Safe and Sound” went multi-Platinum in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and others, and shot to the top of numerous international charts, including number one on alternative radio in the U.S. and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video, a celebratory mash-up of dancing from various eras and cultures, received a VMA and a Grammy nomination.
 
The band has played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on four continents. Merchant and Simonian are joined by bassist Manny Quintero, trumpeter Will Artope, guitarist Nick Merwin, and drummer Aaron Prather.

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Capital Cities

Capital Cities' dual frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian--jingle writers who first met on Craigslist--released their debut EP in 2011. Lead single "Safe and Sound" shot to #1 on Modern Rock radio and is currently climbing Top 40 radio. Guitarist Nick Merwin, bassist Manny Quintero and trumpeter Spencer Ludwig round out the group. Capital Cities debut album In A Tidal Wave of Mystery is out now on Capitol/Universal/Lazy Hooks.

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155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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