Preview: Anberlin bringing their "Lite" tour to the Casbah Tuesday, July 2nd
Alternative rock mainstays Anberlin are headed back to San Diego tomorrow, July 2nd, playing in front a sold-out crowd at the Casbah as part of their “Lite” summer acoustic tour throughout the United States. After the success of last year’s summer acoustic tour and their heavier, EDM-tinged last album, “Vitals”, the band decided to take this moment to strip down, rework, and have fun with their earlier tracks. I have been following Anberlin since “Readyfuels”, from their first album “Blueprints for the Black Market”, popped up on PureVolume around 2003 and it has been great to see how the band has matured and deepened musically and thematically. Many bands try and fail to recapture the vim and vigor of their earlier works but I’m excited to see what these seasoned artists playing and touring together for a decade now will do. Opening the evening are Stars in Stereo, whose sound owes a large debt to the enduring popularity of acts like Anberlin and Paramore, and the folksy-yet-orchestral Campfire OK. Tickets are sold out and doors are at 8:30. For a teaser of tomorrow night, check out some footage from Anberlin's 2012 tour after the jump.