Friday, March 29, 2013

CHVRCHES Troubadour Show Sells Out In 20 minutes

Chvrches wins the SXSW Gulke Prize for Best Non-US act.
photo by Picksysticks
If you were one in 500 people lucky enough to grab tickets for Scottish buzz-band Chvrches' show at The Troubadour on June 1st, then consider yourself lucky.  The show which went on sale at 1pm Pacific Time officially sold out in 24 minutes. I say 'officially' because that's when the Troubadour site posted the "Sold Out" stamp on their site but in actuality, literally as soon as tickets were available at 1pm, there were no tiks available and you had to refresh the page every second in hopes that you'd be able to score any that became available.  

Even without releasing a full-lenth album (their short-EP finally dropped March 26th) Chvrches has been creating a lot of buzz since they formed in 2011, packing venues and selling out shows. And in that short amount of time, they were listed for this years' BBC's Sound of 2013.  Recently, they completed their first US tour and their SXSW debut won them the first ever annual Grulke Prize for Best Non-US act at the festival.  The Grulke Prize (awarded in three categories: Developing US Act, Developing Non-US Act and Career Act) is given to artists who are breaking new ground with their creativity and show the most promise in achieving their career goals.  They return this summer for their US tour for 17 shows ahead of their planned release of their debut album in September. 

"The Mother We Share" by CHVRCHES