SOLD OUT: First Avenue presents Thomas Dolby: The Time Capsule Tour (at The Cedar)with Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher
Thomas Dolby became a huge star in the '80s when his songs "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and were on constant rotation at MTV. His unique keyboard playing led to guest performances with the likes of David Bowie (Live Aid), Stevie Wonder (Grammy™ awards) and Roger Waters (The Wall) and he became a top producer, garnering five Grammy™ nominations. Dolby abandoned the music business in the 1990s to found Beatnik Inc., a Silicon Valley tech company that built the ringtone synthesizer embedded in over 3 billion mobile phones worldwide.
Now retired from Beatnik, he has returned to music and has been completing his first studio album in more than 20 years, The Map of The Floating City. Coinciding with the album's release, Dolby launched a rich transmedia game entitled The Floating City, that features a living world that changes and reacts to player contributions, using web browsers, social networks, and even smart phones and iPads as a way for fans to access his latest musical endeavors. The Floating City game consolidates Dolby's reputation as one of the foremost pioneers of electronic alt-culture. On hearing of the game, counter-cabaret diva Amanda Palmer commented: "Thomas Dolby is to Steampunk what Iggy Pop was to Punk!"
Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects.
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- On sale date: SOLD OUT
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This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.