Anderson East and Foy Vance: 12 Rounds Tour
Equally brash, bold and entirely uncompromising in their respective artistry, Anderson East and Foy Vance are set to hit the road together next spring for the stripped-down and double-billed 12 Rounds Tour. “It’s kind of terrifying but in a good way,” East says of switching up the typical format and touring with his longtime friend where every night of the 16-date trek, the wise-cracking troubadours will share the stage, swap songs and cover each other’s tunes. Oh, and also likely hurl a friendly insult or two each other’s way. Says Vance of the impetus for the joint tour, “It’s really a case of, why not? If the feeling’s good, go with it.”
Having made fast friends more than a decade ago when the pair met backstage at the Edmonton Folk Festival, and within minutes, East joined Vance onstage for his set, the two men have kept close tabs on one another ever since. “And I always thought, if I ever got a chance to do something with him I’d love to make it happen,” says Vance. Earlier this year, East floated the possibility of touring together, and Vance immediately signed on. “Man, I’d love to do something outside of my normal wheelhouse, be a bit more creative, strip it back a bit,” East recalls thinking upon bringing the idea to Vance. East laughs and jokes that them joining forces next year “came out of my admiration for him and, on his side, probably just stupidity.”
Similar to the impromptu nature of their deciding to tour together, both men agree the forthcoming jaunt will be an exercise in letting go and taking risks. “The possibilities are endless,” East says excitedly of what promises to be one of the year’s most thrilling outings. “I really feel like it’s going to be like an exhibition boxing match every night. Hopefully I don’t get the crap beat out of me.”
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.
*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
GETTING AND USING YOUR PARKING PASS WHEN YOU ARRIVE
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
WHEN YOU EXIT
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square seats 730 and has become a showplace for live performances.
Uptown’s only historic theater, McGlohon Theater was originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary. The venue was carefully restored and opened in 1980. With its stained glass windows and Byzantine dome, this historically designated space makes each event a memorable experience. McGlohon Theater features the orchestra (stage) level and the balcony level.
The theater is named in honor of the late, legendary jazz pianist Loonis McGlohon of Charlotte.