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      November 2, 2019

      Saturday   8:30 PM

      1332 W Burnside
      Portland, Oregon 97209

      Two Door Cinema Club

      Now showing at Two Door Cinema Club a story Hollywood couldve writ. Full of action, intrigue, conflict and resolution,Reservoir DogsmeetsRockymeetsA Star Is BornmeetsLove Actually. The elevator pitch: in 2008, three schoolmates from Bangor Grammar School in County Down singer Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird -form a band intending to add a pristine melodic frisson to the helium rock sounds of Foals and The Maccabees. Signing to French indie label Kitsune and all but ignored by the media, they build a DIY phenomenon by dint of relentless touring and a close connection to their online fanbase, nicknamed The Basement People.Within two years theyre playing to festival tents rammed with 30,000 rabid Cinephiles, their debut album Tourist History goes platinumon the back of cult singles such as Something Good Can Work andWhat You Know, and theyre being mobbed in the street everywhere from Mexico to Tokyo to LA. Come 2011 their second album Beacon recorded with Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Bloc Party) in his LA studio -hits Number Two in the UK and they headline Alexandra Palace and the O2, the ultimate modern-age success story.Cue the drama.Six years of intense non-stop touring saw the band fracture and dislocatein the wake of 2012s Number Two second album Beacon, ricocheting across the world to take a break from each other, battle their individual demonsand addictionsand discover who they really were after spending their entire adult lives inside the bubble of the band.When theyreconvened in 2015, largely via email, to tentatively explore the idea of a third album, there was clearly more plot to unravel. Writing remotely (the trio spent five months pinging demo tracks around their inboxes from their home bases) and recording organically (again with Jacknife Lee in LA) allowed such disparate influences as Madonna, Prince, Chic, Kraftwerk and neo soul to infiltrate their sound, and the resulting album, 2016s Gameshow, was a modernist pop triumph, and a Top Five hit to boot.Setting out on tour again, however, was a leap into the unknown. At the beginning everything felt very fragile because we hadnt left on great terms after the second record and making the album was the beginning of this mending process, says Alex. We werestill trying to get to know each other again so going in there was a little bit of trepidation, but actually it was amazing. Touring Gameshow was the best touring experience Ive ever had in this band. We were getting to know each other again and all preconceived notions of who each other was as a person was gone and it was starting fresh. It was just being mates again. We started from the beginning with everything.

      Cost: 39.50

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