October 24, 2019 7:30PM
“Black Violin is changing stereotypes about who plays the violin and what gets played on it.” – Naperville Sun
Black Violin makes their highly-anticipated return to The Grand with their amazing blend of classical, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and even bluegrass music!
Backed by their incredible band, classically-trained string musicians Wil B and Kev Marcus make audiences feel like they’re at a rock concert with their distinctive “classical boom” sound. With fans all over the world and an impressive history of collaborations with superstars like Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles, and many more, Black Violin is quickly rising to fame. Don’t miss this groundbreaking duo and their energizing and inspirational performance!
About the band:
Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus(violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend ofclassical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album expected to be released late 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes,debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chartand #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.The group advocates for educational outreach and in the past 12 months have performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe. Black Violin’s Impossible Tour will spread the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance
Tickets start at $29.
For more information, visit www.blackviolin.net.