Sunday, April 28
Aaron Gillespie (of The Almost/ex Underoath)
Iron Sharpens Iron, Grey, Sunset Pilgrims
The Wire Presents:
Aaron’s Gillespie’s story is one full of unexpected twists. A standout drummer by age 14, Gillespie was invited in 1997 to join Underoath. The group’s aggressive sound—often tempered by Aaron’s comparatively softer additional vocals—and steady mainstream success has led to a passionate fan base.
Despite the public outcry, Aaron left Underoath on good terms in 2010, pursuing a cleaner alternative rock sound as lead singer of The Almost. Yet even as The Almost continues its rise, Gillespie has made another sudden turn, with the solo record Anthem Song.
Recorded in Seattle with versatile producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Eisley, Pedro the Lion), much of the outlook of the album stems from a mission trip Aaron took to Africa.
“The people in Africa are so happy, so joyful…I went there as a rich American expecting to fix something in their world. But we are the ones who need fixing. I’ve learned that God’s goodness is an anthem that will play forever. Our job is to grab a piece of that song while we are here.”
Come, be a part of the anthem and join us as Aaron performs for the first time at The Wire.
$10 Advance/$12 Door – All Ages – Doors 7PM
Online tickets will be available until 6PM the day of the show or until they sell out. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 7PM. Cash only at the door please.