Just try. We dare you. The Atlanta-based brothers and friends who comprise FF5 (as it’s affectionately known) take the word “bold” to a new level – musically and aethestically.
“Family Force 5 should be as fun as possible,” said founding member Derek “Chap Stique” Mount. “…This band doesn’t need to be a version of anything else. We’ve got a lead singer that listens to nothing but Tevin Campbell, Zapp and R&B; a bass player who is as rock as they come; a keyboard player who loves new wave; a drummer who knows about every cool hipster band ever, and I’m a metalhead who’s into weird indie stuff. When you put all that together, it’s a bizarre stew with complex ingredients.”
It’s a combination that flavors every FF5 live concert and every recording on their latest “Time Stands Still” album featuring “BZRK” and “Jet Pack Kicks,” along with the all-time favorite “Chainsaw,” to name a few.
Rolling into the third week of its 13-week run, Winter Jam continues setting high marks. Last Sunday night, a new Florida city greeted Winter Jam with nearly 6,000 in attendance. The BB&T Center in the Fort Lauderdale area of Sunrise, FL offered a warm welcome to Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular, capping off a successful second weekend on the tour.
On Friday night, Winter Jam buses pulled into in the familiar Jacksonville Veterans Memorial in Jacksonville, FL with a sellout crowd of 13,556 in attendance. On Saturday, 17,492 people jammed into Amalie Arena in Tampa for another sellout concert.
Winter Jam is off to a smashing start. So, don’t forget your foam chainsaw, your wild rainbow clothes and your $10 at the door. See Family Force 5 live in concert, along with Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Francesa Battistelliand more at a Winter Jam close to you. There are 41 cities left on the tour that continues through March 29. For all the cities, dates and venue, go towww.jamtour.com or click HERE.
Reading, PA; State College, PA; Columbus, OH; and Charlotte, NC – are you ready? Winter Jam is coming your way this week!
Winter Jam is a general admission $10-at-the-door event with 10 artists*, so get there early. If you want to make sure you get a seat, consider a Jam Nation membership. Jam Nation memberships are available in advance starting at $29.99 and offer benefits that include early admission and discounted merchandise. Go to www.jamtour and click on Jam Nation for all the details.
*Due to prior engagements, For King & Country will not be at the Winter Jam concerts in Fort Wayne, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN.