The Crying Spell, winners of the first annual American Family Insurance “Dream Show Seattle” competition, will perform to an audience of 67,000 during halftime at the Seattle Seahawks regular season finale on December 28, against the St. Louis Rams.
The Crying Spell, who has signed a recording agreement with Seattle-based Arena Music Promotion, received the most support via fan voting during the competition, which began on August 22 with eight aspiring bands competing head-to-head. This halftime performance was offered as part of the prize package for the winning band courtesy of American Family Insurance.
During the halftime show, The Crying Spell, whose 2015 Tour will be announced soon, will perform original music and will feature their forthcoming single, “This is Our Time”.
The Crying Spell is an American electronic rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 2008. The group consists of Len Hotrum (lead vocals, guitar, and synthesizers), Eric Snyder (guitars), Chase Culp (drums), and Kevin Preston (synthesizers). Having achieved great success on YouTube, The Crying Spell caught the attention of Killing Joke frontman, Jaz Coleman, who invited the band to open for them on their European tour in 2013. In the States, they have shared the stage with names such as VAST, Thriving Ivory, Filter, Birthday Massacre, and William Control. In addition to being named the winner of the American Family “Dream Show Seattle”, The Crying Spell was also the winner of MTV’s Freshman Four competition. www.thecryingspell.com