Sep. 20th ● 2024


Brooks Nielsen 'Chinese Fountain 10 Year Anniversary Tour'

at Cypress

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Brooks Nielsen, the legendary voice of The Growlers, returns to Cypress in Reno on September 19, 2024 to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of "Chinese Fountain."

Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm

Ages 18+

Fan Club Pre-sale: Wednesday, Feb 28 at 10AM Local with password: GOODADVICE

Public On Sale:
 Friday, March 1 at 10AM Local

Brooks Nielsen "Chinese Fountain 10 Year Anniversary Tour"

Just Announced! Brooks Nielsen (of The Growlers) will perform Chinese Fountain from start to finish at Cypress on September 19, 2024! This very special, all ages event will be in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of this classic album. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 1 at 10AM!  

Brooks Nielsen Bio Brooks Nielsen, lead singer of surf-psych icons The Growlers, revisits the band’s classic album, Chinese Fountain, to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Nielsen will perform the album from start to finish (and then some) this fall at 26 very special North American shows. Chinese Fountain is The Growlers’ fourth studio album and sees the band evolve from a psych-circus, while remaining true to the band's “beach goth” essence. It is blessedly direct, with razor sharp songwriting and engaging melodies at the center of every song; "Big Toe," "Going Gets Tough," "Love Test,” “Rare Hearts” and or course, the disco-punk and synth-splashed title track. It was that track that signaled the band’s move from the dive bar to the dance floor--a precursor of sorts to the band’s follow-up, the Julian Casablancas-produced City Club.
Uncompromising, enigmatic, and wildly ambitious, Nielsen isn’t tiptoeing into his solo career. The energetic singer has had a busy couple of years, embarking on headline tours where he regularly performs more than two hours each night, sometimes stretching his show past the three-hour mark. His latest singles “Tropical Cowboy” and “Chew My Heart Out," function as a duo. A couple. A gemini gesture to herald his upcoming second solo album, A Ride I’m Waiting For. Originally written in 2014 for Chinese Fountain, the songs are a sneaky flashback to a different era when The Growlers released tracks as “couples.” Not singles, but two songs together, intertwined in thought and expression. You can hear the new tracks live at the upcoming Chinese Fountain 10th Anniversary Shows as well as songs from Nielsen’s 20-track solo debut One Match Left and subsequent The Circle and Psycho EPs. Nielsen’s dynamic set lists have been loaded with Growlers’ classics, deep cuts, choice covers, and stripped-down, unplugged mini-sets. Aided by a live band that includes Growlers drummer Richard Gowen, bassist Brogan Dutcher, keyboardist Cole Riddle, and guitarists J.D. Carrera and Elyadeen Anbar, Nielsen melds the live spontaneity of the improv-driven rock scene with the energy of his punk peers.  

Brooks Nielsen Reno September 19, 2024 at Cypress