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Sick Puppies to perform at House of Blues Orlando

September 22, 2013
Sick Puppies will be performing at the House of Blues Orlando in Downtown Disney on October 1, 2013. Tickets are available for $23.00 in advance and $25.00 on the day of the show. Doors are set to open at 7:30 p.m. with a start time of 8:30 p.m.

Sick Puppies were co-founded in 1999, by Moore and Anzai while still in high school. They then signed to Paul Stepanek Management and soon after they rounded out their line up by adding Orange County, California-bred drummer Mark Goodwin who they met through a classified ad following their move to LA in 2006. Soon after, signed to Paul Palmer’s indie label through Virgin Records, a fortuitous video pairing with a friend led Sick Puppies to online fame with the song “All The Same” (AKA the Free Hugs video), which earned an astonishing 75-million-plus views worldwide, and led to appearances on Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sick Puppies were featured on Cinemax’s Tour Stories, a five-part documentary about the band; “You’re Going Down” was the official theme for the WWE’s “Extreme Rules”; plus, as dedicated road dogs, playing over 750 shows in North America. They have shared the stage with bands including Muse, Tool, The Killers, Papa Roach and Deftones.

Connect is the perfect title for Sick Puppies’ third and most ambitious album. From the first single, “There’s No Going Back” to the band’s most political song, the ironic “Gunfight,” Connect will exhilarate old fans and captivate new ones. The L.A.-based, Australian-bred band struck an elusive musical and lyrical balance of past and future on Connect, as band co-founder/singer/guitarist Shimon Moore explains: “There are two ways to shoot yourself in the foot—never changing… or changing too much.” With Connect, Sick Puppies came into their own, thanks in no small part to five years of touring and a full year of songwriting, finding their musical medium without sacrificing intensity or their trademark, dead-on lyrical acuity and introspection.

Who: Sick Puppies

When: October 1, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.

Where: House of Blues in Downtown Disney (free parking)

Tickets: $23.00 in advance and $25.00 on the day of the show

Support: Redlight King and Charming Liars