7:52am

Wed December 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bastille Show Moves to War Memorial Auditorium

- Bastille’s show in Nashville on April 28th is moving to the historic War Memorial Auditorium, a venue with a brand new sound system, after selling out the Cannery Ballroom within minutes of tickets being on sale.

All original tickets purchased will be honored at the new venue with no exchanges required. All new tickets will be priced at $20.00 for GA floor or reserved balcony seats. New tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, Dec. 20th at 10:00 AM at WMARocks.com, at the TPAC box office or by phone at (615) 782-4030. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the show will start at 8:00 PM with To Kill a King as support.

This all ages show is presented by NS2, Mercy Lounge and the War Memorial Auditorium.

War Memorial Auditorium:
An Iconic Venue with Killer Sound
War Memorial Auditorium has an unparalleled history of music, politics and the arts. Once home to the Nashville Symphony (1925-1980) and the Grand Ole Opry (1939-1943), this storied concert hall remains a significant landmark for live concerts, recordings and broadcasts. Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium has rocked audiences for years, bringing performances by legendary music artists from Ray Charles, Roy Acuff and Elvis Costello to Hollywood starlets and presidential candidates Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy, who gave speeches on the courtyard steps.

Since its dedication in 1925 to its 2013 reinvention, War Memorial Auditorium has earned a stellar reputation with artists and audiences for its world-class acoustics; open floor and seated configurations; and charming neoclassical aesthetic. Recognized for its distinctive architectural design, War Memorial Auditorium was originally built to honor the 3,400 Tennesseans who died in World War I (1914-1918), and the venue’s emblem, designed by renowned American sculptor and Tennessee Native Belle Kinney, is carefully crafted after Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, signifying victory after the war.