Black Violin has announced their US Classical Boom Tour, which is coming to War Memorial Auditorium on April 26. Tickets are on sale now.
After serving as the house band for the ESPN’s hosted 82nd Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Presentation, ESPN selected Black Violin’s track “Stereotypes” to promote the 2017 US Open. The tennis tournament was televised on ESPN Aug. 28 – Sept. 10, with television and online commercials featuring Black Violin airing beforehand. Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, due later this year. The band’s most recent record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus. They combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kanye West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and even creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
In addition to their public concerts, Black Violin has performed for more than 100,000 students in the past 12 months throughout North America and Europe. The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.
If You Go:
April 26, 2018 8:00 p.m.
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave. North