[UPDATE: CANCELLED] X Ambassadors Coming To Kelly's, Nags Head [Concert Preview]
UPDATE: 6/16/14 – The concert has been cancelled due to a family emergency.
Kelly’s in Nags Head will welcome the alternative rock band X Ambassadors to the Outer Banks for the first time live in concert this month.
The group’s newest single “Jungle”, featuring Jamie N. Commons, can currently be heard featured in the official trailer for Season 2 of the Showtime series Orange is the New Black.
You can hear the song in the trailer using the player below!
You can hear the full song in the player below!
To expand their sound on their latest album, Love Songs Drug Songs, X Ambassadors deepened the collaborative dynamic that’s long been essential to their strength as a band.
“To me one of the most magical things about making music is taking a song idea to a group of people and letting them tear it apart and build something entirely new,” says Sam, who serves as X Ambassadors’ chief songwriter. “I strongly believe that you discover so much more about the song in other people’s hands than you ever would on your own.”
And during the recording of Love Songs Drug Songs, he adds, involving Reynolds and Alex Da Kid in that process yielded more than its share of sublime surprises.
On “Stranger,” for example, Reynolds encouraged Sam to adopt “this straight-up R&B, Prince-y, Michael Jackson-y kind of vibe” in his vocal work. “Dan was like, ‘You’ve got the voice, don’t hold back, just go for it’—which I wasn’t expecting at all, but the way it worked out was so cool,” Sam recalls.
X Ambassadors will be live in concert at Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern in Nags Head on Wednesday, June 18.
Norfolk, Virginia’s The Dahus will open the show starting at 9:30pm.
Tickets are $12 in advance and they are available for advance purchase online here.