Union Stage

Mae + the Juliana Theory – Emotion is The Everglow 2021 Tour

Friday, November 26

Mae + The Juliana Theory – Emotion is The Everglow

7PM DOORS | 8PM SHOW
All Ages
Union Stage
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About the Event

TJT VIP & Vinyl-Exclusive Package: $99

Package includes:

  • One general admission ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Socially distant meet & greet with The Juliana Theory*
  • Socially distant personal photograph with The Juliana Theory*
  • Socially distant preshow acoustic session*
  • Autographed tour poster
  • Limited, tour-exclusive vinyl variant of Emotion is Dead (may be shipped after the show)
  • Custom 20 year anniversary Emotion is Dead enamel pin
  • Specially designed Emotion is Dead tote bag
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

*NOTE: The meet & greet, photo op, and acoustic session will be in compliance with specific COVID-19 guidelines. Please be advised that your experience may change based on current CDC rules and regulations.

TJT VIP Tour Bundle Package – $65

Package Includes:

  • One general admission ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Socially distant preshow acoustic session*
  • Autographed tour poster
  • Custom 20 year anniversary Emotion is Dead enamel pin
  • Specially designed Emotion is Dead tote bag
  • Commemorative TJT VIP Tour laminate
  • Limited availability

*NOTE: The acoustic session will be in compliance with specific COVID-19 guidelines. Please be advised that your experience may change based on current CDC rules and regulations.

Mae Meet & Greet Package -$99

Package includes:

  • One general admission ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Socially distant meet & greet with Mae*
  • Socially distant preshow acoustic performance by Mae*
  • Socially distant photograph with Mae*
  • Socially distant Q&A with Mae*
  • Access to a preshow soundcheck*
  • Autographed tour poster
  • Official meet & greet laminate
  • Limited availability

*NOTE: The meet & greet, photo op, Q&A, soundcheck, and acoustic session will be in compliance with specific COVID-19 guidelines. Please be advised that your experience may change based on current CDC rules and regulations.

MAE

From the moment of their inception, MAE have existed in the cross-sectional spaces of creation. Art and innovation. Intricacy and accessibility. Beauty and chaos. Head and heart. Theirs was a meticulous crafting of soundscapes; painstakingly deliberate and blissfully spontaneous.

This multidimensional juxtaposition formed the friction point that sparked the creation of their now-classic early releases (2003’s Destination: Beautiful and 2005’s The Everglow), as well as the flame that guided their continued exploration throughout the ensuing decade (Capitol debut, Singularity, and the self-released Morning, Afternoon and Evening E.P.s).

Attempts to categorize the band’s sound were made regularly and typically culminated in a hyphenated variation of the nebulous “emo” catch-all. But, the defining thread of MAE’s creation was their uncanny ability to find the heartstrings of the listener and make them resonate with a sympathetic hum.
However, within those juxtapositions lay a deeper revelation of MAE’s creative direction, a foreshadowing, perhaps. It was there if you listened closely—a tension within the manuka honey melodies, a yearning in the empty spaces, a kicking at the goads of limitation within the pre-determined structures. It was a longing for transcendence, not only of genre, but of consciousness—and not only of consciousness, but of perception. It was the entire reason and impetus behind the name, an acronym for “Multisensory Aesthetic Experience,” the evolving theory that enveloped drummer, Jacob Marshall’s foray into academia.

It’s no accident that MAE’s fourth studio LP bears the self-fulfilling prophecy of their namesake. Multisensory Aesthetic Experience, the band’s first full-length release in nearly a decade, is the arguable realization of their aspirations since conception. There is a liberation that occurs within the first few notes of the album, an untethering of the straight jacket of expectations. Categories are tossed back to the game shows where they belong, and the music becomes music, gloriously expansive, explorative, and addictively melodic.

The album dips and crescendos moment to moment, song to song with seamless ferocity. From the DMT-infused retro-space odyssey groove of “Kaleidoscope,” to the Byrne-esque mayhem of “The Overview,” to the contemplative hypnosis of “Simple Words,” it quickly becomes apparent that the heart-strings are no longer merely resonating; they’re playing full melodies that deftly counterbalance the compositions. The resulting experience is one that is visceral, impassioned, expansive—and yes, transcendent. The anthemic dynamism of the album’s progression is such that it pushes the listener to the very cusp of the multisensory aspect for which they’ve been striving since the beginning.

But for as much as Multisensory Aesthetic Experience represents the realization of Dave Elkins, Zach Gehring and Jacob Marshall’s collective creative vision, it’s the other aspects of the band’s new chapter that will facilitate its true culmination. The band’s tours in support of the album will be unlike any they’ve undertaken, with an increased emphasis on the experience, utilizing virtual reality to bring the swelling soundscapes to life with new abandon and in greater dimension, to aid the audience in a journey to realms yet unreached. In short, a Multisensory Aesthetic Experience.

– David Pogge

THE JULIANA THEORY

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