Guster - Hello Mister Sun Tour
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $36.00
TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / ACCESSIBLE Public Onsale: May 5, 2023 12:00 PM to August 4, 2023 7:00 PM
Presented by Cities 97.1, this event is part of Live at Utepils, an outdoor concert series presented in partnership with Sue McLean & Associates.
Live at Utepils (pronounced “OOH-ta-pilz”) takes place in the parking lot of Utepils Brewing, a full scale European-style craft brewery and taproom, nestled on the banks of Bassett Creek between the Harrison & Bryn Mawr neighborhoods of Minneapolis.
Look Alive is our 8th album. The bulk of it was recorded in a vintage keyboard museum in Calgary AB, during a January stretch when the temperature reached 30 degrees below zero. We ended up in Canada because our British producer, Leo Abrahams, couldn’t turn around an American work visa fast enough, and we feel lucky to have discovered Studio Bell at the last minute. Despite having access to room after room of well-maintained analog keys, Leo gravitated to a cheap Ensoniq Mirage synth from the 1980’s that made Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation-era sounds from floppy disks. Leo spent countless hours poring over these floppy disks while the band gawked at the mellotrons, harpsichords, and other vintage equipment housed at Studio Bell. It was the beginnings of a stylistic clash that would ultimately play out beautifully. Our band had always gravitated to “warm” sounds. Leo would introduce us to “cold” sounds and the way they challenge us as listeners. He was the perfect complementary piece for Guster.
Title track “Look Alive” is an ominous, processed sonic collage with haunting words about waking up and becoming active in the midst of hollow words and fake heroes. “Hard Times,” written in the studio, came out more like the dark pop of Peter Gabriel / Depeche Mode / Tears for Fears than what people might think of Guster. “Overexcited” felt like classic Brit-pop and so Ryan sang it with a British accent over an Ensoniq marimba. Some of Guster's critics will say “but you can’t do that” — and that’s something we’ve heard our entire career. We don’t subscribe to the same musical ideology they do and never have. With Look Alive the plan is simple. Grow our musical community. Write better and better songs. Keep our minds open. Never repeat ourselves and create a legacy of music that is undeniable.
- Brian Rosenworcel, drummer of Guster
This is a Rain or Shine Event. All Ages are welcome. Children 2 and under are free with a paid adult.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from local food trucks and vendors, and those over 21 will be able purchase Utepils beer on tap. There will be a designated smoking area. No re-admittance.
The following items are not permitted:
- Lawn chairs
- Pets (service animals only)
- Outside food and beverages
- Weapons or firearms
- Backpacks or large bags*
*All bags will be checked by security upon entrance. Attendees will be allowed to bring one sealed water bottle or one empty container for use at the water refilling station.
Attendees are encouraged to carpool, ride-share, or bike to this event. Limited parking is available nearby and ticket-purchasers will be emailed with additional parking and general concert information closer to the show.
Please contact email@example.com with further questions.