Cereus Bright Announces Tour & Shares Stayin' Alive Cover

Knoxville's Cereus Bright is a band that's caught our attention of late thanks to their inventive brand of folk music. The group will soon embark on a string of June dates with Jackie Greene that brings them to the Midwest, Colorado and the Southwest and will follow that up with a string of Midwest dates in August.

Cereus Bright recently unveiled a video showing their folk-based, unusually dark cover of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" featuring a full backing string section. ""Stayin' Alive' is a fantastic song to cover. It’s fun, and recognizable, and everyone has heard it but very few people have taken the time to listen to it. It’s not just a upbeat pop song, but also a song about confidence, fear, death and identity, all built on solid melodies. In other words, it’s a good song, and it deserves to be listened to. Plus, it gives us an excuse to play disco, so it’s a win-win,” singer Tyler Anthony said about the cover choice. Take a look:

For a taste of the group's original tunes, check out the title track off their Goldmine EP:

Here's a list of Cereus Bright tour dates:

June 14 - St. Louis, Missouri - Old Rock House*
June 15 - Rock Island, Illinois - Rozz Tox*
June 17 - Omaha, Nebraska - The Waiting Room*
June 18 - Kansas City, Missouri - Record Bar*
June 20 - Englewood, Colorado - Gothic Theatre*
June 22 - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Santa Fe Railyard*
June 24 - Solana Beach, California - Belly Up Tavern*
June 25 - Los Angeles, California - Hotel Cafe
Aug 5 - Chicago, Illinois - Schubas^
Aug 6 - Burlington, Wisconsin - Chestnut & Pine^
Aug 7 - Marshfield, Wisconsin - VOX Series^
Aug 8 - Appleton, Wisconsin - Mile Of Music
Aug 9 - Appleton, Wisconsin - Mile Of Music
Aug 10 - Green Bay, Wisconsin - Libertine^
Aug 12 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Icehouse^
Aug 13 - La Crosse, Wisconsin - Root Note^
Aug 14 - Madison, Wisconsin - East Side Club^
Aug 15 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Club Garibaldi^

*With Jackie Greene
^With Count This Penn

[Published on: 5/30/14]

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