Lotus Lets Fans Pick Ticket Prices

This fall, Lotus will offer fans the chance to pick their own ticket prices for eight select West Coast shows. Fans can prove their fan devotion (or how cheap they are) by paying anywhere from as low as $1 to as high as $20 per ticket, in increments of $1.

Before heading out on the instrumental rock band’s fall tour, Lotus play the Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, Ark. (Aug. 13) and Camp Barefoot in Gore, Va. (Aug. 14-15). The guys are also opening for Sound Tribe Sector 9 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park in Alpharetta, Ga. (Aug. 28-29) and playing two shows at Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio (Aug. 28-29).

The new fall dates kick off with three shows in Japan, beginning with a gig Sept. 4 at Bottom Line in Nagoya. The U.S. dates start off with two nights at Mercury Lounge in New York and conclude Nov. 28 back in New York with a show at Terminal 5.

Photo: Chris Wood

The Pay-What-You-Want dates include The Roxy in Hollywood, Calif. (Oct. 6), The Independent in San Francisco (Oct. 7), McDonald Theatre in Eugene, Ore. (Oct. 8), The Showbox in Seattle (Oct. 9), Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore. (Oct. 10), The Nightlight in Bellingham, Wash. (Oct. 11), Knitting Factory in Boise, Idaho (Oct. 13) and Murray Theater in Salt Lake City (Oct. 14).

Tickets for the pick your own price shows go on sale tomorrow, Aug. 5. Although you can just pay $1 in exchange for a ticket, if you’re willing to part with a bit more cash, Lotus will throw in a couple goodies. If fans pay $15 or higher for a ticket, they will receive free digital downloads for two of the band’s new EPs – Feather on Wood and Oil on Glass. The EPs are set for release Oct. 6.

The Eps are also available for free download if you purchase pre-sale tickets Aug. 5 for the New York shows, Denver shows or Boston shows.

Photo: John Davisson
Lighting up the night with a jam.

Additional Lotus dates include Old Rock House in St. Louis (Oct. 21), Bogart’s in Cincinnati (Oct. 28) and Variety Playhouse in Atlanta (Nov. 12).

The band already has plans for the new year with Jan. 3-8 booked to play this year’s Jam Cruise. The cruise begins in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and George Town, Cayman Islands. Additional artists playing this year’s Jam Cruise include STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph, Zappa Plays Zappa, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Maceo Parker, Dark Star Orchestra, J.J. Grey & Mofro and Railroad Earth.

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