Win Tickets to See Manchester Orchestra This Sunday at the Pageant

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Ryan Russell
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Atlanta indie-rock outfit Manchester Orchestra will be performing at the Pageant this Sunday, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets. We will contact the winner by 5 p.m. Sunday.

RFT music scribe Scott Heisel had this to say about the band, in this 2011 critic's pick:

In 2009, Georgia-based unit Manchester Orchestra put out the best rock release of the year with Mean Everything to Nothing. It's a tight, concise record, indebted to classics like Weezer's Pinkerton and Nirvana's In Utero, yet sonically adventurous à la Radiohead's OK Computer. Like many great albums, it went unappreciated and downright ignored by much of the record-buying public. The band has returned with Simple Math, a grandiose, sprawling album with string sections, children's choirs and guitar solos out the wazoo. Odds are, it will be the best rock release of 2011. This is your cue to buy the fuck out of it and tell all your friends. Because if we don't support quality musicians like Manchester Orchestra, all we're left with is Hinder. And nobody wants that.

Simple Math, by the way, wound up being massively successful for the group -- the highest-charting album of its entire career.

The band's latest, April's Cope, has seen similar praise from critics. Check out the album's lead single, "Top Notch," below:


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Location Info


The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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In 2013, I traveled...I don't even know how many miles to see Manchester Orchestra, as well as Kevin Devine (who's opening the show Sunday) as well as Bad Books (Manchester + Kevin supergroup). In the past year alone I've seen some variation of Sunday's lineup something like 10 times. They're some of my favorite musicians and people, but this year my financial situation is drastically different and as it stands I haven't gotten a ticket yet. This is hardly a sob story, as obviously I've gotten to see these guys more than my fair share. I've been really fortunate to this point and I'm really grateful for the opportunities I've been given! Regardless, I'd still really, really love to go Sunday night if you'd like to make it happen. 


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My stepson just completed his first year at college. He is a music major and loves Indie Rock music. He is broke and a free concert is just what he needs.

Chris Matlock.


So I can see Andy Hull's beautiful beard and hear his beautiful voice and experience the beauty of then performing since I haven't seen them in five years.

And I mean, I'm a fellow loop worker. So help a sista out!


I like rock band shows. I would like to go to rock band show.

-Matt Kempland


I searched for 'Manchester Orchestra, MO' on Google and it linked me to a Geisha House in Maplewood. Curiosity got the best of me and I went there to check it out. Security and bouncers at the venue are surreal. They include: jacked-up homeless guys in period swimming costumes, Hobocops (homeless Robocops), a bulldog who looks like Wilford Brimley and a Rabbi who looks like Joaquin Phoenix.

Kidding (and Stefon quote) aside, I'd enjoy checking this band out. Thanks for reading!

Chance (@captkewl) 

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