The alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs will play Night Lights at The Heron in Sherman on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. The band will be filming the performance as well as other material for upcoming projects.
Night Lights at The Heron is a performance venue situated in a forest setting. The main attraction for Night Lights is a 1-mile trail illuminated with colorful and interactive lighting, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. Admission for the show will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 to 7, and kids 6 and under will get in for free. Camping is available for $10 extra per person.
The Heron is located at 2361 Wait Corners Road, Sherman. More information about this show can be found at www.heronnightlights.com.
The band is recording its first album in 13 years and 11 years after the death of guitarist Robert Buck. The new record is scheduled to be released in January on the band's own label, Ruby Wristwatch Records. The band members have been recording the album in their hometown of Jamestown, where the band started in 1981. To hear a free download of the new song, "When We Walked on Clouds," go to www.facebook.com/10kmaniacs.
"We are nearly done recording the new album, so we will be spending a few days filming material that will eventually turn into videos and publicity footage," said Steve Gustafson, bassist for 10,000 Maniacs. "Night Lights is a pretty cool place to serve as a backdrop for our performance and additional footage we'll shoot that day."
In 2011, the band celebrated their 30th anniversary with a summer tour in the United States and a grand celebration and concert in Jamestown last fall, including an exhibit of memorabilia, photos and videos collected over three decades.
The band rose to stardom in the 1980s with their breakout hit album "In My Tribe." The albums "Blind Man's Zoo" and "Our Time in Eden" solidified them as one of the country's biggest acts with sold-out shows, major media appearances, and millions of albums sold.
10,000 Maniacs are: Jerome Augustyniak (drums), Dennis Drew (keyboards), Jeff Erickson (guitars), Steven Gustafson (bass guitars), and Mary Ramsey (lead vocals and viola).