Concert Preview: The Joy Formidable @ Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC — 11/29/19

The Joy Formidable (Photo by Timothy Hiatt)

Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable will be stopping at Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC on November 29, 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut EP, A Balloon Called Moaning. The band recently announced a North American winter tour called “The Ten Years Floating Tour.” Tickets for their show in DC and all other upcoming shows are available HERE.

The Joy Formidable (Photo by Steve Reynolds)

The Joy Formidable will also be playing a special 30 min acoustic set before doors at Rock & Roll Hotel. The early acoustic set will include audience requests from A Balloon Called Moaning in Welsh or English. Tickets for their VIP acoustic set are available HERE.

A Balloon Called Moaning was written and recorded in a bedroom over a decade ago by lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bass player and vocalist Rhydian Davies in North Wales. The album was an instant hit for The Joy Formidable and was rated 8/10 by NME. It was the first of the band’s releases to feature their now iconic single “Whirring” — a track that was named among Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of The Year, and described as “the song of the year” by Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

The band released of a special commemorative 10-year double album edition of their acclaimed debut release. The new double album edition includes their 2009 EP A Balloon Called Moaning plus a newly recorded acoustic Welsh language version, Y Falŵn Drom.

Stream A Balloon Called Moaning, 10th Anniversary Edition, by The Joy Formidable on Spotify:

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