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Frank Productions releases impressive Sylvee opening lineup

MADISON, Wis. - Ahead of a grand opening this fall, Frank Productions is giving a taste of what's to come for its brand new concert venue.

On Monday, representatives with The Sylvee announced several of the acts expected to perform this fall at the new downtown venue on East Washington Avenue. The robust list of bands shows the strength of Frank's new partnership with the national touring company Live Nation. The California-based company has become a fixture in the live entertainment business and brings to Madison an expansive network of touring companies and artists.

 

 

According to a post on the venue's Facebook page, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will perform during the venue's grand opening. The rest of the acts on the list come from a wide range of genres including indie rock, alternative country, folk, progressive rock and electronica. 

Highlights of the lineup: 

Garbage: 

 

 

Madison natives, Garbage, are sure to be one of the most popular performances this fall. Last month, the band announced a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sophomore album "Version 2.0." Until now, the tour notably skipped Madison despite playing a show in Chicago in October. The band will play the Sylvee on October 16. 

Death Cab for Cutie: 

 

 

Indie rockers, Death Cab for Cutie, will make their welcomed return to Madison thanks to the Sylvee. Known for college radio hits like "I'll Follow You into the Dark" and "Black Sun," it's been a few years since the band played in Madison. The band will likely be promoting a yet-to-be-announced album that was teased on Instagram earlier this year. The band will perform in Madison on October 3. 

Jenny Lewis:

 

 

While fans wait for the Rilo Kiley singer to release her next solo release, they'll get to enjoy the alternative rocker live in Madison. Her Ryan Adams'-produced 2014 album "The Voyager" was considered a breakthrough for the artist when it hit number 9 on the Billboard 200 chart. The date of Lewis' show has yet to be announced.

The Decemberists:

 

 

The Decemberists will spend a lot of time in 2018 promoting their new album, "I'll Be Your Girl,"  and it looks like some of the time will be spent in Madison. Without a doubt, the indie rock and baroque pop group will bring a theatrical and at times dark rock and roll show to the Sylvee. The date of their performance has yet to be announced. 

Other artists on the schedule include: Big Gigantic, The Glitch Mob, Greta Van Fleet, Guster, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Kamasi Washington, Lake Street Dive, Ninja Sex Party, Shakey Graves, Umphrey's Mcgee and Whethan.   


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