FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 28, 2013
CONTACT: Mary Fowler
TEMPE, Ariz. – Tempe-based roots-rockers The Pistoleros headline the popular Songwriters’ Showcase as it celebrates its 10th concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway.
Joining the show are singer/songwriters Pat Beary, Shawn Johnson and Peter Roberts.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4 through the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) box office, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. Tickets are $10 at the door and by telephone and $12 online. Information: TCA Box Office, 480-350-2822.
About The Pistoleros
One of the true architects of the “Tempe Sound,” The Pistoleros started out as Mill Avenue mainstays, The Chimeras. The legendary Doug Hopkins formed the group with Mark and Lawrence Zubia, Scott Andrews and Mark Riggs. The Chimeras quickly exploded on the local scene, but Riggs and Hopkins departed the group soon after.
Ultimately, Gary Smith and Thomas Laufenburg replaced Hopkins and Riggs and the crew forged onward landing a major label deal with Hollywood Records. Changing their moniker to The Pistoleros, they released their Hollywood debut, "Hang On To Nothing," which also included "My Guardian Angel" written by Hopkins and Mark Zubia. The Pistoleros' 1997 release "Hang On To Nothing" also featured songwriting collaborations with The Jayhawks' Gary Louris and Mark Perlman, the Smithereens' Pat DiNizio and Radney Foster. The Pistoleros furthered their recorded legacy with a self-titled effort which included co-writes with Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms and producer Marty Frederikson. In 2002, the band marked its 10th anniversary with the concert collection, “Bars and Guitars.” In 2012 the band celebrated 20 years with the re-release of their first recording "Mistaken For Granted."
The Pistoleros are currently demoing new material for their approaching Fervor Records release at the label’s Bomb Shelter Studio.
For tickets to these and other events, visit the box office in person, order online or call 480/350-2TCA (2822).
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