The Amish Outlaws 20th Anniversary Show at Musikfest Café
March 9, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
The Amish Outlaws 20th Anniversary Show
with special guest Tragedy: An All Metal Tribute to the BeeGees and Beyond
Venue: Musikfest Café
Buy Tickets: https://www.steelstacks.org/event/15208/the-amish-outlaws-20th-anniversary-show/
Doors and Dinner: 6 p.m. | Show: 7:30 p.m.
$10 minimum Food and Beverage for all reserved seating.
The Amish Outlaws
Genre: Party Band, Top Hits of Past & Present, Hard Rock, Rock, Pop
Artist Website: amishoutlaws.com
Facebook: @TheAmishOutlaws | Instagram: amishoutlaws | Twitter: AmishOutlaws
It is a little-known fact that most Amish practice a tradition similar to the Christian “Confirmation” and Jewish “Bar Mitzvah” called “Rumspringa” (literal translation: “running around”) in which Amish children at the age of 16 have an opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct before deciding if they want to come back and be baptized into the Amish church.
Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return.
But sometimes they don’t.
Four out of the original six members of The Amish Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil’s Playground, there was no turning back. In the years since Rumspringa, the members of the Amish Outlaws have become very well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world… music, most of all.
Thus, with a bold lust for life and a fire for music and performance that can only come from 16 years of repression, The Amish Outlaws were unleashed upon the world.
Genre: Tribute to Elton John; Pop Rock
Artist Website: letsmaketragedyhappen.com
Facebook: @letsmaketragedyhappen | Instagram: letsmaketragedyhappen
Tragedy takes disco, soft-rock and pop classics, and completely reimagines them as glorious, red-hot heavy metal. They’re sure to get your head bangin’, your booty shakin’ – and put a smile on your face and your fist in the air.
Tragedy’s concept, while subversive and humorous, goes beyond what many have done in satirical music – they celebrate the soul of the original song, even while turning the soundscape on its head. You discover new meaning in songs that have been a part of your life for as long as you can remember. You laugh, cry, dance.. And feel newly connected to the disco-metal that was inside you all along.
Tragedy does not lazily rely on the concept or “the joke”. The band plunges deep – blazing musicianship, tantalizing riffs and stunning vocals. All except for Lance the towelboy. He’s just an idiot.
Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, this group of New York City brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with their debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong – a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows, storming across the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland. On subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums, The Joy of Sex, Tragedy Goes to the Movies and #1 Christmas Holiday Party Mix, Tragedy spread their glittered wings to take on non-Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams. In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You’re the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack. In 2017, Tragedy’s video for Stayin’ Alive broke the internet once again. In 2019, two albums hit the NACC Heavy Top 10 charts.
In 2021, Tragedy signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The first album with Napalm was Disco Balls to the Wall, released date July 2021. It hit the top 10 in Hard Rock/Metal charts in Europe and the US. I Am Woman was released in March 2023, with six consecutive weeks on the NACC top 20.
Tragedy consistently tours North America, UK & continental Europe, having toured with Steel Panther, Nanowar of Steel and Electric Six. Tragedy has headlined festival stages of events such as SXSW (USA), CMJ (USA), Musikfest (USA), Bloodstock (UK), Rebellion (UK), Summer Breeze (Germany), Foudrock (France), Motocultor (France), ParkPop (Belgium), Glastonbudget (UK), Legends of Rock (UK), Belladrum (UK) and Hammerfest/Hard Rock Hell (UK).