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Helio Sequence

August 18, 2021 6:00 PM

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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PREMIUM 2: $85.00
PREMIUM 4: $85.00
GA 2 PPL: $55.00
GA 4 PPL: $55.00
GA 6 PPL: $55.00
GA 10 PPL: $55.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PREMIUM 2 / PREMIUM 4 / GA 2 PPL / GA 4 PPL / GA 6 PPL / GA 10 PPL Public Onsale: June 18, 2021 10:35 AM to August 18, 2021 7:30 PM

About The Helio Sequence’s Keep Your Eyes Ahead:
In 2008, after 3 albums and ten years of touring and recording, The Helio Sequence (Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel) recorded their most dynamic and extraordinary album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead.

Keep Your Eyes Ahead married the Portland duo’s signature layered keyboards and impossibly big guitars with crisp songwriting and a relatively minimalist approach. The finger picking on “Shed Your Love” is backed by exquisite strings and ambient noise, but Summers’s serene, self-assured delivery remains front and center. While songs from the band’s early releases spanned up to 7 minutes, even the longest, lushest, catchiest track on Keep Your Eyes Ahead (the fiery anthem “Hallelujah”) clocks in at 4 and a half minutes, evidence of just how refined their craft had become. Vocals were recorded spontaneously in bedroom closets and living rooms, which may explain the haunting urgency you hear in Brandon’s voice, especially on the driving title track.

Keep Your Eyes Ahead also revealed an emotional depth heretofore unknown. Brandon Summers had damaged his voice and spent six difficult months relearning to sing again. Overcoming the existential weight of losing his voice would lend a new urgency to every melody and lyric. Behind this positive story of adversity overcome lay the loss of someone very close to him that would find its expression in songs like “Lately” and “The Captive Mind”. 

“My mother had gone missing and I didn’t know if I would ever find her again. She had literally disappeared overnight and I didn’t know where she was or if she was alive,” says Summers. “It’s something I’ve never shared publicly until now, but writing for Keep Your Eyes Ahead was a way for me to channel all of the pain and fear of losing her.” Summers continues, “Many people have shared their stories with me of how Keep Your Eyes Ahead has helped them through difficult times. Through it all, it’s an album of hope.”

Produced by the band, Keep Your Eyes Ahead confirms in The Helio Sequence an energy and a range that continues to defy narrow categorization. Keep Your Eyes Ahead is the sound of a band and a decade-old partnership that’s been invigorated. And that’s exactly how the songs will make you feel: invigorated.

In accordance with state and CDC safety guidelines: 
  • Pod seating: Tickets must be sold in groups according to pod sizes, as all guests will need to be in their own pod for the duration of the concert. Pods will be available as two-person, four-person, six-person or 10-person.
  • Children 3 years of age and older will require their own full-priced, paid ticket to enter ZooTunes Children 2 years of age and under will not require a ticket to attend ZooTunes, provided they sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
  • No outside food and beverage will be allowed at any ZooTunes concert. Sealed water bottles and empty, refillable water bottles (non-glass) are allowed. All refreshments must be purchased on site.
  • CLEAR BAG POLICY: Attendees may bring in clear plastic/vinyl bags no larger than 16”x16”x5”, or Ziploc-type plastic storage bags up to 1-gallon in size.  Small clutch-style purses/handbags no larger than 6"x9" are the sole exception.
  • Low-backed chairs (26" and under) and blankets are allowed.
For more information about the changes made to this year’s ZooTunes experience, please visit zoo.org/zootunes.

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