Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Plan Their Own Big Top Show

08/06/2013
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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will be holding their own circus this Rocktober that will be taking place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on October 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.

Entitled Big Top, the event is billed as "a new and distinctive circus experience created and curated by the band" that will span four nights and two days on the weekend including a matinee show on Sunday, October 20th for families.

Big Top will live up to its name by taking place under a traditional Big Top and will feature Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performing in the round, a farmer's market, beer gardens, plus performances by an mix of musicians, vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry, and interactive performance art.

"These days a band is a fast machine, cramming in dates, cutting fat, making the most money it can. Far gone are the ancient days of the traveling troubadours, lingering in towns, meeting the people, entertaining for days," said the band's Alex Ebert.

"If you tour, or you have been to a 'professional' show, you may have had the sense that something is missing from the experience...And so, here comes the idea of Big Top - a one-off experiment in reaching for a more colorful, soulful, way to tour."

The band have launched a site for more details here.

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