Back in the long-ago times of October 2018, one of my favorite bands was opening for another band here in Missoula - so I went, but I was likely one of the only people in the crowd just there for the opener. I was pretty tired and considered leaving after my band finished, but I figured you know what, I'm here, might as well check this out for a little while.
Cut to like three hours later, and I had become a huge fan of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. One of the most fun jam bands you'll ever see live, and they're coming back to Missoula for a return performance at the Top Hat on February 25th, 2020.
(That opening band, by the way, was Andy Frasco and the UN, and I need them to come back to Missoula ASAP. Get on it, concert promoters!)
Here's the info for the upcoming Pigeons Playing Ping Pong show from Logjam's press release:
The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Greg Ormont, guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Schon, bassist Ben Carrey, and drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulos. The past two years have been big for the rock quartet, as they’ve co-billed at Red Rocks, played halftime at Madison Square Garden, performed on Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live, celebrated the tenth anniversary of their beloved Domefest, and even earned their first headline arena show.
They formed at the University of Maryland nearly a decade ago and have since played more than a thousand shows across 44 states. Glide called them “a band that melts faces and pulls no punches,” while Relix praised the group as “joyous” and “dance-worthy,” and Jambase described them simply as a “powerhouse.” Acting as their own independent label, the Baltimore-based quartet has released four studio albums (including their widely-acclaimed 2017 record, Pizazz) and racked up more than twenty million streams on Spotify.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are partnering with Backline to donate $1 from every ticket sold to support their mission of being the music industry’s mental health & wellness resource hub.
Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only from 10a-10p this Thursday, November 21.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on November 22 at 10am.