Nearly three years since their last studio album and four decades since their formation, Crack The Sky has made a triumphant return to the spotlight with the latest release of their critically-acclaimed records Living In Reverse and anthology Crackology. Now, the iconic prog rockers are continuing the momentum with a series of exclusive U.S. shows for 2019 including The Ardmore Music Hall on Sunday, January 20 at 7 PM as one of the select dates.
During this special, one-night only performance, CTS will play an eclectic assortment of songs from their repertoire, including new tracks from their Billboard-topping CD Living In Reverse. Featuring 12 new genre-defying tracks, the 2018 release cracked the charts with their highest charting debut in 40 years. It charted at #7 Heatseekers, #31 Independent Current Albums, and #40 Top Current Albums.
CTS has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “The best U.S. prog band you never heard” and named the group to their 2015 list of “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums Of All Time”. While they are considered a pioneer in the genre and have earned universal praise, they have never reached commercial success until now. Their self-titled 1975 album was quickly embraced by critics, even from the notoriously anti-prog Rolling Stone magazine, whose Stephen Holden called it “one of the year’s most impressive debuts”.
The current CTS lineup is the longest-running (eight years) incarnation of the band and features three original members: singer/composer John Palumbo, guitarist Rick Witkowski and drummer Joey D'Amico along with longtime guitarist Bobby Hird, keysman Glenn Workman and bassist Dave DeMarco. Natives of Baltimore, MD., the band was recently honored with the prestigious “Rock Icon” Award at The Maryland Music Awards. This was their second time winning an award from the organization; the first was in 2014 for “Best Rock Band”.
The show at The Ardmore Music Hall (located at 23 East Lancaster Ave. Ardmore, PA) is aged 21 and older and starts at 7 PM (doors 6:30 PM). Tickets are $29 in advance, $32 day of show, $45 seated. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.ardmoremusic.com/event/1793675-crack-sky-ardmore/