Friday, October 6th, 2017

Main Stage


Cover:$10 adv/dos

The Shelters released their debut LP in June 2016 via Warner Bros. Records, a
blast of Southern Californian rock and roll from a four-piece like they used
to make them, when the factory was still up and running. Co-produced by
Tom Petty, this album comes at you from behind, nothing you were

The Shelters had just banded together when Petty heard them and got a gut
feeling about what they could be. He gave the Shelters the keys to his home
studio and showed them a few things. Though mostly he left them alone,
Petty had enough sense to leave the gear powered up. Maybe they were
determined to show him he hadn’t made a mistake. Maybe they just liked the
way those old tube amps sounded. They seized the moment and got to
work, insistent on becoming a band. A real band.

One listen to their singles “Rebel Heart,” “Gold,” or any other of the ten
songs on their debut, and you’ll know they pulled it off. Led by the songs,
harmonies and twin-guitar sound of Chase Simpson and Josh Jove, and
powered by drummer Sebastian Harris’s and bassist Jacob Pillot’s groove
obsession, the band has put together a collection of recordings that have an
immediacy, an emotion, and a musical intelligence that suggests these boys
are beyond their years.

People are going to reference some of the great rock and roll bands of
yesterday and today. But this is no tribute show. The sounds they’ve made
seem to have been dragged from the vaults and forced to fit the present. It’s
all a beautiful reminder that rock and roll may have slipped out of view for
minute, but it’s still out there, alive in the hands of the ones who need it the

The Shelters are in the middle of a busy 2017 touring schedule. They just
finished touring the US East Coast with Royal Blood and have upcoming tours
confirmed in the US with Kaleo and The Head and The Heart – plus in Europe
with The Lumineers – and upcoming festivals like Lollapalooza, Forecastle,
British Summertime Hyde Park, Spain’s Azkena festival and Poland’s Open’er

Past tours have been with the likes of Band Of Horses, The Struts, The
Kooks, Gary Clark Jr, Mudcrutch, The Wild Feathers, BRONCHO, Atlas Genius,
and more, plus major festival appearances across the US.
The Shelters toured the nation at the end of 2016 as a co-headliner on the
SiriusXM Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour before returning home in
December 2016 to headline sold out shows in their native Los Angeles and
San Diego.

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