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The 8th Annual Zombie Ball ft. Morris Day & The Time & The Suffers

  • ACL Live at the Moody Theater
  • 310 W. 2nd Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • October 29, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 PM

This Halloween weekend, join MORRIS DAY & THE TIME with THE SUFFERS and a macabre gathering of ghoulish revelers at ACL Live for the 8th Annual ZOMBIE BALL, THE PARTY TO DIE FOR!

This year's Zombie Ball will feature a bloody burlesque & aeriel acrobatics show, King & Queen of the Zombies costume contest & other madness to be announced!

Zombie Ball 2016 takes the party up a notch. With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy, vocals, MORRIS DAY played an essential role in the development of the Twin City dance/club sound of the 1980s. A founding member of Prince's band, The Time, in 1981, he remained with the group until 1984 when he launched his solo career. Returning for the first time in 1988, he performed and recorded with the Time from 1990 until 1991 and since 1995.

Day's involvement with Prince traces back to 1980 when his composition "Partyup," originally recorded when he was a member of the Enterprise, was covered on Prince's Dirty Mind album. Releasing his debut solo album, Color of Success, in 1985, Day reached his apex with his second solo album, Daydreaming, two years later. Produced by ex-Time members Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, the album included the chart-topping R&B tune "Fishnet." Day released his third solo album, Guaranteed, in 1992. After Guaranteed, Day toured on-again, off-again without any new product. He finally returned to record store racks in 2004 with It's About Time a mostly live album with a few new studio cuts, one including a guest appearance by rapper E-40. Day has appeared in such films as Prince's autobio-pic, Purple Rain, in 1984, and New Attitude in 1990.

THE SUFFERS are here to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. Just as much influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era, The Suffers are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul. Late night legend David Letterman proclaimed in early 2015 "If you cant do this, get out of the business", let it be known that The Suffers are here to stay! With a year that included performances for NPR’s Tiny Desk, Newport Folk Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and The Late Show, The Suffers have delivered over 150 stirring performances of their signature 3rd Coast Soul sound to thousands of new and old fans alike. The large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin's massive voice. The band's sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their music, which has garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene. Their 2016 self-titled debut album is set to hit shelves on February 12th and will be the continuation of what 2015's Make Some Room EP started. Expect to see the band’s name continue to climb up the tier on posters of the best festivals around!

The 8th Annual Zombie Ball ft. Morris Day & The Time & The Suffers
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