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Grammy-Winning Duo A Great Big World To Play The Ridgefield Playhouse

A Great Big World will perform March 2 at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
A Great Big World will perform March 2 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Grammy-winning sensation A Great Big World, best known for its smash hit, "Say Something," brings its Kaleidoscope Tour to the Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

This will be duo Ian Axel's and Chad King's only area appearance in the area. The band will play songs from its latest album "When Morning Comes Along," with the hits that made them indie-pop heroes, including "Everyone is Gay" and "Rockstar."

The night starts off with the fun, danceable grooves of the Brooklyn-based band Secret Weapons. Longtime friends Gerry Lange and Dan E. have been generating buzz thanks to their energetic live performances. Their single, “Something New,” blasted its way to the Top 5 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and boasts 1 million streams.

Make it a great night out of dinner and a show by visiting 850 Wood Fired Pizza, 424 Main St., Ridgefield, and enjoying a free beer with your entrée when your tickets are presented.

The magical journey of A Great Big World began in the music practice rooms of New York University, where the two were attending college. In 2012, after a few twists and turns of fate, the friends formed A Great Big World and released a six-song EP funded by Kickstarter. It spawned the viral sensation “Everyone Is Gay” and “This Is the New Year,” which was performed by the cast on Fox’s Glee.

Soon after, Black Magnetic/Epic Records offered the duo a deal, and issued “Say Something” as their first official single in 2013. Its terse, tearful piano and Axel’s heavenly hypnotic vocals tugged on heartstrings and struck a chord.

For tickets ($55 orchestra and $45 mezzanine/balcony), call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org .

The Ridgefield Playhouse is at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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