The Orange Peel is one of Asheville’s premier music venues, known far and wide for the incredible music it brings to town. Here’s the list of fastest-selling Orange Peel concerts, as of the end of October. Here’s a big shout-out to Liz for providing the list!
10. Awolnation – July 9
9. Front Bottoms – March 20
8. Gregory Allan Isokov – June 18
7. Tegan & Sara – Nov. 10
6. In This Moment – July 10
5. Animal Collective – May 8
4. Steep Canyon Rangers with Steve Martin – Jan. 9
3. Band of Horses – Oct. 23
2. Haim – June 8 (sold out in less than 6 hours)
1. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals – April 23 (sold out in less than 2 hours)
in my humble opinion concerts at Orange Peel these days are pretty crappy – 20% cover bands, 20% heavy metal, 40% crap pop/electronica and then some good bands…
Each to their own but the quality of artists in my opinion has gone down….when Ben harper sells out in 2hrs that says it all, “oh a good band from 20yrs ago is coming, get tickets, its something decent”
#4 Steve martin.com
blah blah blah Charles Bradley would have been the best concert this year but unfortunately he is dealing with illness – keep strong Charles. I think it’s just Asheville in general the last 5yrs, i remember the first moogfest, now that was a year!