On Tuesday, July 23rd, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the Grammy award-winning folk-pop band from California, released their third, eponymous album before embarking on a US tour on July 26th. Adrian Grenier, Jason Sudeikis and Jake Gyllenhaal were among the many friends and fans who attended a top secret record release show on Solar One’s stage along the East River in Stuyvesant Cove Park.
The show was presented along with Rooftop Films, Bowery Presents and Vagrant Records. The production team pulled out all stops, including in a full light show, and all12 musicians played dozens of instruments, including congas, bells, mandolin, violin, cello and both stand up and electric bass, horns and even an accordion. The band played for about an hour and a half, performing songs from all three of their releases including their hit, ‘Home’. Many of the fans, who managed to snag one or two of the 300 tickets made available to the public, waited outside the barricades for hours in order to guarantee a spot in the front row at the lip of the Solar One stage.
A film crew shot the concert for Adrian’s SFHT project, so check in to see footage from the show sometime in the future.
Thanks so much to the fantastic band members – and excellent production team – for making this an exciting and memorable day for all of us at Solar One. And thanks so much also to Gen DeLaurier, Dan Nuxoll and Kristin Molloy from Rooftop Films for working on his with us. And last but certainly not least, thank you Adrian, Jason and Jake for coming!
We hope everyone will come back often, especially for the opening of Solar 2, the first fully resilient, energy positive building in Manhattan and a global arts and educational destination, to be constructed on the grounds of Solar One. We hope it will become a place all of you will call ‘Home.’