New Order carries on with show at Paramount

  • By Andy Rathbun Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:28pm
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New Order will not be deterred.

The group originally was chosen as a headliner for the July 4th weekend of Sasquatch, the venerable music festival that had expanded into a two-weekend affair this year.

But, when ticket sales lagged, that second weekend was scrapped. So now, New Order will headline its own show at the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The group has operated on pop’s fringes for decades, writing some of the most enduring and influential dance music to come out of the 1980s, including the singles “Bizarre Love Triangle,” “True Faith” and “Blue Monday.”

New Order’s output has decreased, with new albums few and far between, but the group remains a popular live draw.

Tickets are $45 to $65 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.

Lauryn Hill also will play the Paramount Theatre, with the R&B-influenced hip-hop star visiting Seattle for a show at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Hill rose to fame as the female voice of the Fugees, the groundbreaking hip-hop trio, and expanded her fame with her hugely successful solo debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” a No. 1 record that also nabbed five Grammy wins in 1998.

Hill never came close to reaching that high watermark again, rarely releasing new music and mostly making headlines for her tax difficulties with the Internal Revenue Service.

She’s touring now after releasing a pair of singles in 2013. Supposedly one of them, “Consumerism,” will eventually appear on a new album called “Letters from Exile.”

Tickets are $35 to $65 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-4849.

The coming week also will find the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival returning to the Northwest for a show at the White River Amphitheatre. The festival starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Avenged Sevenfold will act as one of the headliners. The hard rock group released “Hail to the King” in 2013, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the set, largely inspired by the work of past greats like Metallica and Megadeth.

Korn also headlines the day. Once the face of so-called nu-metal, the group has remained a favorite in since the mid-1990s. Its most 11th album, “The Paradigm Shift,” hit No. 8 on the charts in October.

The rest of the line-up includes more names familiar to fans of hard rock, with Asking Alexandria, Trivium and Cannibal Corpse rounding out the bill.

Tickets are $38.50 to $102.05 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

King County’s Marymoor Park also will stay busy, as a pair of shows come to the outdoor amphitheatre.

First up is Steely Dan, a favorite of critics since the band started in the 1970s. The group will play the venue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Best known for the single “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” the group has built its loyal following over deeper cuts on the creatively produced albums such as “Aja” and “Gaucho.”

Tickets are $65 to $115 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

Then, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Slightly Stoopid will play Marymoor Park alongside opening acts Stephen Marley and G. Love &Special Sauce.

Slightly Stoopid, a pop reggae act from Southern California, has won a loyal following with its stoner-ready image. It most recently hit No. 13 on the charts with the 2012 album “Top of the World.”

Tickets are $35 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

Chevelle also is headed to town for a concert at the Showbox SoDo at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The alt-rockers are touring now behind “La Gargola,” the group’s seventh album. The well-received record reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, again showcasing the band’s ability to balance metal experimentation with mainstream riffs.

Tickets are $29.50 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

Finally, the reunited hip-hop act Jurassic 5 will play the Showbox at 8 p.m. Wednesday.7.9

The group had been on a seven-year long hiatus before reforming in spring 2013. Fans were pleased to see the men behind “What’s Golden” again on stage, and so the group is continuing to soldier on.

Tickets are $39.50 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

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