Date(s) - Sun. Nov. 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a special concert with painter, illustrator, author, songwriter and former Guided By Voices guitarist Tobin Sprout in the Armory Performance Hall on Sunday, November 14th. Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm. Hallelujah the Hills, described as “the kind of punk rock you’d expect on stage at the roadhouse from Twin Peaks” in The Boston Herald, will open. Click here for tickets.
Sprout will be playing from his latest album, Empty Horses, on which he reinvents his craft with a stark and poignant solo album, taking a dramatic and unexpected departure from his previous work. The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind)–an alternative American Songbook, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. In Guided By Voices, (1986-1997, 2011-2014) Sprout penned classic songs including “Atom Eyes”, “It’s Like Soul Man”, “Gleemer”, “A Good Flying Bird”, “14 Cheerleader Coldfront”, and released solo albums on Matador, Burger and Fire Records. On tour, Sprout will be joined by his longtime band with Tommy Schichtel, Steve Vermillion and Gary Vermillion.
As of October 1, 2021, the Center for Arts at the Armory will require all staff and event guests to show proof of vaccination status. Children under the age of 12 will not have to show proof of vaccination for admittance to events but are required to wear a mask. Guests who wear masks and present a negative COVID test 24 to 72 hours prior to the event will also be admitted. The Center for Arts at the Armory will work with event organizers prior to the event to determine who will be responsible for screening guests’ proof of vaccination at Cafe and Hall events. Guests are encouraged to show proof of vaccination from their cell phones. In addition, once inside the Armory building, the Center for Arts at the Armory requires all staff, volunteers, interns, vendors, shoppers and guests to wear a mask regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.