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Higher Than Ezra will headline Yuengling's free 190th Anniversary Live performance this weekend

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America’s Oldest Brewery is celebrating a particular occasion—Yuengling’s 190th anniversary is that this weekend. Though usually it is the birthday recipient’s day to have a good time, Yuengling needs to offer again to all of their loyal patrons and present their appreciation with a free summer time live performance at their Pottsville brewery. Higher Than Ezra might be headlining the thrilling live performance (fireworks will observe after), and the band’s guitarist, Tom Drummond, gave Metro the inside track on what the band has been as much as and what to anticipate this weekend.

Higher Than Ezra will headline Yuengling’s free 190th Anniversary Live performance this weekend

For individuals who do not know, what has the band been as much as the previous few years? 

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We put an album out known as “All Collectively Now”, and we had a really profitable single on it known as “Loopy Fortunate”, which is in our Spotify’s prime 5 songs. It is a fairly vital launch for us. A man named Tony Hoffa produced the album– he is an awesome producer, he is simply received an incredible quantity of credit and we actually loved working with him. Actually I believe our final album was one among our greatest. We all the time do a summer time tour yearly as nicely, however this yr is nice as a result of it is our personal headlining tour. We will actually spend a while [onstage] and play some songs that we normally do not get to play. 

Are you guys engaged on a brand new album in any respect?

Yeah, we’re beginning now to work on a brand new album, and we’re going to play a number of new songs on the reside present, in order that’s thrilling. However for the brand new album, it can in all probability come out someday subsequent year— however you already know issues generally take longer than you assume. The method has began although, how about that. 

When you’re on tour, what goes into prepping for a present? 

Relying on what sort of present it’s, you are going to get a distinct setlist. You recognize, we might play extra deeper cuts or with the Yuengling live performance we’re going to play extra hits and covers– which helps to get all people in an excellent temper and celebrating. However we’re additionally not afraid to throw out the setlist relying on the vibe, we will all the time change gears and transfer onto one thing else. We have been doing this for thirty-something years, so we’re fairly good at judging the viewers and understanding what we must always do. We’re enjoying a bunch of songs on this tour that we’ve not performed for years, in order that’s actually enjoyable for us to modify up the set so it would not get stale. 

Total what would you inform somebody to count on from on the live performance this weekend? 

Count on an excellent time—as against a moody band who’s going to be darkish and contemplative. Now we have these sorts of songs, however we’re going to follow the hits and the choose covers that make individuals smile. We wish to have enjoyable too, we prefer to get individuals up onstage and maintain it gentle. 

Anything you’d wish to be talked about concerning the free Yuengling live performance? 

One factor I’ll say, I am a member of a gaggle in New Orleans known as Hogs for the Trigger and Yuengling has been an enormous sponsor for them. The group offers pediatric most cancers housing in New Orleans and it is simply actually an incredible charity that has come collectively in the previous couple of years. Yuengling has actually been aside of that, it’s extremely particular. 

In the event you go: July 13, eight pm,  Yuengling’s Pottsville Brewery, 420 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, free, yuengling.com

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