- $25 for one ticket to see Neon Trees (up to $31.25 value)
- When: Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Varsity Theater
- General admission standing floor
- Ages 16+
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- When you think you first heard Neon Trees: prom night, 1989, based on their bright pastel fashions and new wave-flavored pop tunes
- When you actually first heard them: in 2010 with their breakthrough single “Animal,” from their debut album, Habits
- Where you might have heard it: on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, or Live! with Regis & Kelly
- How Neon Trees followed up Habits: with 2012’s Picture Show, which added equal parts rock and electronica to their formula
- That record’s most popular single “Everybody Talks”
- The band’s latest release: 2014’s Pop Psychology, anchored by a more confident sound with heavier references to ’80s tropes
- Click here for six things we think inspired the music video for the album’s lead single, “Sleeping with a Friend”
If the building at 1308 4th Street had a mouth, it could tell many stories. It could tell of its birth as The University Theater in 1915 and how its infancy was spent in vaudeville, presenting everything from minstrel shows to early silent films. It could tell of the art deco remodel by architects Jack Liebenberg and Seeman Kaplan that turned it into a full-time movie house for the next 50 years. And it could tell of its days in the '90s and early 2000s when it worked as an underground club and a photography studio. But today, in its own way, the theater speaks mostly of the current music scene, hosting everyone from Mumford and Sons to Feist and Saul Williams.