with special guests
Bell X1 are an Irish rock band from County Kildare in Ireland. They have thus far released four critically-acclaimed albums in Ireland, and in recent years have gained success in the United States, where their music has been used on popular television shows such as The O.C. and Grey's Anatomy. Their third album, Flock, which was previously only released in Ireland and later in the UK, received a North American release in February 2008. Their fourth album, Blue Lights on the Runway was released in Ireland on 20 February 2009 and had a US release on 3 March 2009.
Bell X1 began their existence as Juniper, a successful 1990s act in Ireland which included Damien Rice before he became internationally renowned as a solo artist. The band's name has in the past been mispronounced by well-established chat show hosts (even in Ireland where Eamon Dunphy called them "Bell Life" and Late Late Show host Pat Kenny once famously introduced them as "Bell Eleven" only to cheer them off the stage as "Bell X Eleven" after a performance of "Alphabet Soup" on another occasion).
Bell X1 have received critical acclaim in the United States in recent years, with Paste calling them "one of Ireland's greatest bands" and New York Daily News reporter Jim Farber praising Paul Noonan's "sharp eye" and "flair for dialogue". On October 2, 2008, Brian Crosby announced his decision to leave Bell X1 following their October 19 Flock tour finale at the Panorama Festival in the Lebanon.
The band have had significant success in Ireland and the United States, however they are not recognised as much in the United Kingdom. In the US, they have achieved critical acclaim and strong album sales and made several appearances on David Letterman. They have performed sold out shows on both coasts and toured the US four times in 2008.
A portion of the proceeds for this show benefit Imagine A Child's Capacity, a Madison, Wisconsin based charity that assists children with special needs in getting their therapy, education and support necessary to foster inclusion, acceptance and independence.
The price for entrance is $12. You may choose to purchase a ticket at any price level, and all price levels are good for general admission. If you choose to purchase a higher priced tickets, additional proceeds will go to ICC.
High Noon Saloon
701 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|