The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California
Let the tides of surf rock sweep you away as Brooks Nielsen makes a splash at The Wiltern on Wednesday, February 14! The Growlers’ fabled frontman will play Chinese Fountain’s complete tracklist, from its hit lead single “Big Toe” to its electrifying closer “Purgatory Drive.” to celebrate the album’s 10th Anniversary in eight of the biggest SoCal venues. Brooks Nielsen bears an intoxicatingly eccentric voice, lacquered across layers of acoustic psychedelia. As a solo artist, he recently published his debut studio album, One Match Left, in 2022 to resounding acclaim, featuring lyrically rich songs such as “Miss Cricket” and “Virgin Lady Luck.” As the lead vocalist of “beach goth” band The Growlers, he spearheaded several iconic records that broke through the upper ranks of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, including Hung at Heart at #14 and City Club at #6. The Wiltern Will host the tour’s Day Two concert, presenting Brooks Nielsen on a majestic stage supported by pitch-perfect acoustics. Get your tickets today!
Surf the high waves of Californian beach goth music on top of a milestone celebration by a homegrown trailblazer! This February 2024, frontman Brooks Nielsen of The Growlers will hit eight of the state’s hottest venues for Chinese Fountain’s 10th Anniversary, performing the album’s tracklist from start to finish on February 14 at The Wiltern.
The Billboard 200-charting Chinese Fountain was released on September 23, 2014, fourth in The Growlers’ studio discography. It peaked at #7 in the Heatseekers chart and finished inside the Top 50 for US Independent and Top Rock Albums. With pointedly sharper songwriting than its predecessors, this surf rock record underlines the band’s SoCal sound with elements of disco-punk and reggae in eleven essential tracks.
Going Gets Tough
Not the Man
“Brooks is the real deal. A master songwriter and an all-around cool dude. His band plays as one cohesive unit, without any cracks.”
Sporting a delectably drunken droll, Brooks Nielsen asserts an ambitiously enigmatic stance in all his musical endeavors, opting to explore the less-traveled roads of psychedelia. In 2022, he officially launched his solo career with One Match Left, a highly rated double vinyl featuring twenty uniquely poetic songs such as “This Old World,” “Miss Cricket,” and “Virgin Lady Luck.” But long before he struck out solo, Nielsen led the self-described “beach goth” band The Growlers since its humble Orange County beginnings in 2006. Their first two records, Are You In or Out? and Hot Tropics, set the tone for the group’s now-iconic sound, which culminated in a critically acclaimed three-album streak from 2013 to 2016: Hung at Heart, Chinese Fountain, and City Club, each climbing to the fourteenth, seventh, and sixth spots of the weekly Billboard Heatseekers charts respectively.
The Wiltern excitedly presents Chinese Fountain’s 10th Anniversary concert by Brooks Nielsen LIVE on Wednesday, February 14! Bearing a classical Art Deco facade, this downtown LA landmark extends its gorgeous architecture to a theater within, featuring an ethereally spotlit and sightlined stage. The venue also supports sharply tuned acoustics so fans can experience the singer’s sound in complete clarity, note by crystal clear note. Seats are now available - book your reservations now!