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From our partners at Crystal Ballroom
“Pick Up The Phone Tour”
Sunday, September 26
7 p.m. doors, 8 pm. show
$28 advance, $30 day of show | All ages
About Blue October
On the new Blue October album, Approaching Normal, Justin Furstenfeld moves his band forward into confident new territory as a songwriter and as a storyteller. Steve Lillywhite, the producer synonymous with U2 and five-time Grammy Award winner guided the way and the result is an album that breaks the mold of whatever anyone may think Blue October is.
Lillywhite's first attraction to Blue October was the voice. “For me, it's always the voice that gets me first because my opinion on a voice never changes. There are singers and there are expressionists and Justin is both,” says Steve, who quickly adds that just as important is the artistry, “Their music really touches people in a way that the music of great artists do. There is bond of passion and trust between artist and audience.”
“Working with Steve has always been my dream and I learned so much from him…like less is more.” Justin comments, “I was like a painter that did not know how to paint. It's quite a new step trusting someone with your vision…but hey it's Steve Lillywhite and I trusted him completely.”