Tickets on sale Friday morning for Unknown Hinson
HUNTINGTON — Halloween 2013 continues to get creepier, campier and cooler. Not only is Alice Cooper hitting Huntington the weekend before Halloween, but the V Club has just announced that campy guitar hero Unknown Hinson will return for a concer Saturday, October 26.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 26. Tickets will be $15 advance or $18 day of show for the 18 and up concert.
Opening will be Justin Wells of Fifth on the Floor.
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly.
He's toured with Hank3, Rev. Horton Heat, the Boxmasters and Willie Nelson, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and other syndicated programming,
Hinson seems to collect quite a few celebrity fans. Billy Bob Thornton names Unknown as "one of my favorite songwriters and a genius picke.” Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) labels Unknown as a "guitar maniac (and funny as hell to boot!)" Hank3 has Unknown's face tattooed on his bicep.
Unknown was asked to join The Rolling Stones for sound check at their last show in Charlotte, NC. You must witness the encounter with Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd) in Nashville (http://www.youtube.com/Unknown Hinson, Ed King). You'll find Unknown Hinson's music everywhere from Snoop Dogg's movie "LA Spectacular" to the newest version of the action-adventure open world video game "Saints Row 3".
Unknown is gaining notoriety in the 18-34 demographic as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the popular show from Cartoon Network - "The Squidbillies.”
Go online at http://www.unknownhinson.com and http://fifthonthefloor.com for more info.
The V Club has a slew of other national shows rolling in as well: Just a few of those incoming shows include: Aug. 17, Catherine Irwin (a founding member of the alt-country group Freakwater), Old Baby and The Weeks; Aug. 20, Mike Dillon Band; Aug. 27, Those Poor Bastards, Sept. 12, David Gans; Sept. 20, David Mayfield Parade; Oct. 1, Zack Deputy.
For a full schedule, go online at www.vclublive.com