It all happens on Friday, December 9th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Tickets for NSSN 2011 go on sale to the general public on Saturday, November 5th at 10am. But there are 2 ways to get your hands on tickets before everyone else!
If you’re and American Express Card holder, you can purchase tickets on Wednesday, November 2nd from 10am-10pm. LIVE 105 Freeloaders will also get exclusive presale access between Thursday, November 3rd at 10am to Friday, November 4th a 10pm. To become a LIVE 105 Freeloader click here.
[photogallerylink id=86871]Formerly known as the Jakes, Young the Giant began making eclectic indie rock in Irvine, CA, where bandmates Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drummer) all met each other during high school. Following graduation, the guys ditched their respective bands and formed their own outfit, drawing upon their European and Middle Eastern roots to forge a worldly, summery sound.
Although the boys left Orange County shortly thereafter to attend different colleges, they continued making music together, eventually deciding to put school on hold and focus on the group instead. The decision wasn’t in vain; by early 2009, they were opening for Kings of Leon and playing shows at South by Southwest.
Several months later, they were signed to Roadrunner Records. The Jakes changed their names in January 2010 and began working on an album with producer Joe Chiccarelli, tracking most of the songs at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Featuring cameos by My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster and Jellyfish’s Roger Manning, the self-titled debut was released later that year.