Chris Staples / Living Room Tour August + September

We’re looking for people to host Living Room Shows for Chris Staples in August and September. These shows are hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system. Each show limited to 35-50 people. Please read the details below and get in touch right away if you are in or near one of these cities and can host a show.

Tickets go on sale Monday July 10th HERE.

August 24 : Grand Rapids, MI
August 25 : Grosse Pointe, MI
August 26 : Indianapolis, IN
August 27 : Cincinnati, OH
August 28 : OFF
August 29 : Columbus, OH
August 30 : Akron, OH
**August 31 : Pittsburgh, PA – NEED HOST
September 1 : Highland, NY
September 2 : Portland, ME
September 3 : OFF
September 4 : Gloucester, MA
September 5 : Boston, MA
**September 6 : Brooklyn, NY – NEED HOST
September 7 : Philadelphia, PA
**September 8 : Baltimore, MD – NEED HOST
September 9 : Washington, D.C.
September 10 : Richmond, VA
September 11 : OFF
September 12 : Asheville, NC
September 13 : OFF
September 14 : Chattanooga, TN
September 15 : Atlanta, GA
September 16 : Jacksonville, FL
September 17 :  OFF
September 18 : OFF
September 19 : Pensacola, FL
September 20 : Jackson, MS
September 21 : College Station, TX
**September 22 : Austin, TX – NEED HOST
September 23 : Denton, TX
September 24 : Tulsa, Ok
September 25 : Springfield, MO
September 26 : St. Louis, MO
September 27 : Kansas City, MO
September 28 : St. Paul, MN
September 29 : Hoffman Estates, IL
September 30 : Chicago, IL

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your living room for about three hours and in return you’ll get 5 free tickets for your friends and our eternal gratitude.

1. Please read everything below so you know how it works.

2. email this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Chris Staples Living Room Show” and the name of your city and country in the subject line.

3. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a big house, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-75 people. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your place. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a tiny apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. These shows sell out quickly and we want everyone to have a fair opportunity to buy tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. It would be great if you had some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

11. We love dogs and cats… we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house or sending them to a friend’s house during the show?

That’s it.

FYI: email submissions go to Bob and Jayne at Undertow.