The rock/alternative band The Verve Pipe will be coming to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, October 19. This will undoubtedly be an electrifying event because The Verve Pipe is known for their energetic live performances. We can be thankful that two rival bands from western Michigan decided to join forces, as they have graced the air waves with innovative arrangements and soul-searching lyrics for nearly 25 years since their blending.
Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with the opening act, Justin LaGrange, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $29.95 with a $44.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking in the Matrix parking lot, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist.
In 1996, The Verve Pipe released their album Villains, which featured the #1 single “The Freshmen.” This was one of the most successful multi-format tracks of 1997, and the lyrics “we were merely freshmen” is more than likely enough to get this song going through your mind still today. This album also featured the hit song “Photograph.” Ensuing albums were The Verve Pipe, featuring top 15 hit “Hero”, and Underneath, with singles “Happiness Is,” “Never Let You Down,” and “Colorful.”
Many locals may also be excited to know that Channing Lee, of the duo Channing and Quinn, has joined up with The Verve Pipe. Channing and Quinn have performed numerous times in our area, and are always a crowd favorite.
The historic Astra Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Jasper, Indiana. Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for purchase.