“Our show at the Bluebird was one of those rare nights where everything totally clicked," recalls Mike Gantzer of Aqueous, regarding their breakout June 9th, 2018 performance at the famed Denver theater. "The band was riding a wave of synergy, the setlists were a blast, and we had a sold-out crowd in front of us at this wonderful theater in Denver–it was just a beautiful evening and there was a little bit of magic in the air. The fan response to these sets was overwhelming."
Aqueous is an improvisational groove rock 4-piece powerhouse band from Buffalo, New York. Grateful Web got the opportunity to sit down with Mike Gantzer of Aqueous to discuss the band, future albums, their summer/fall tour, and debut performance at Denver's Bluebird coming up on June 9th.
Aqueous has been taking the live music space by storm over the last year. The groove-rock quartet from Buffalo, NY has been touring nationally in support of heavyweights like Umphrey's McGee, moe. and Papadosio, as well as performing on numerous national and regional music festivals like The Peach Music Festival and Lockn'.
This April, Aqueous will play 4 headlining tour dates throughout the Northeast with one very rare 2-night stint among them. The newly announced dates include 2 nights at Flour City in Rochester, NY on April 13th & 14th, a night at King's Rook Club in Erie, PA on April 20th and a play at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY.
"There are certain shows on any given tour that really stand out," says Mike Gantzer, vocalist and guitarist of the Buffalo-based quartet, Aqueous. He elaborates, "Maybe we were sleep-deprived, maybe it was a full moon – whatever it was, the Kalamazoo, MI show last November had that MAGIC."
For the better part of 2017, Aqueous have been touring coast-to-coast, both in support of Umphrey's McGee, and headlining their own dates. The group has even made their way around this year's festival circuit, playing to packed stages at national festivals like Peach Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival, with their debut performance at Suwanee Hulaween scheduled for this October.
This summer, Aqueous will join Umphrey's McGee on several high-profile shows, including a very special performance at Central Park's SummerStage on July 7th, 2017, featuring one set of Aqueous and two full sets from Umphrey’s. Today, Aqueous are pleased to announce that immediately following the SummerStage performance, they will host their very own headlining show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC.