It’s not a dream – Brandi Carlile coming to MontBleu |

It’s not a dream – Brandi Carlile coming to MontBleu

Tim Parsons
Courtesy PhotoBrandi Carlile

STATELINE, Nev. – Here’s “The Story” – Brandi Carlile will perform this summer at Lake Tahoe.

The singer-songwriter plays Aug. 2 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Marketing Director Mike Donovan told Lake Tahoe Action and the Tahoe Daily Tribune Friday afternoon. Tickets go on sale May 6.

Carlile’s song “The Story,” which was featured on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has more than 5 million YouTube hits. Another major Carlile hit is “Dreams.”

She is an emotional singer whose music is rock, pop and alternative country, and she comes from the musical hotbed that produced Jimi Hendrix, Heart, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Queensrÿche.

Carlile’s first live album, and fourth overall, “Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony,” will be released May 3. Her five-piece band was accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra.

“We wanted three studio albums and then a live record since we, above all things, consider ourselves a live act,” Carlile said on her website. “Performing is the cornerstone of our career.”

Carlile’s self-titled debut album was released in 2006, followed by “The Story” in 2007 and “Give Up The Ghost” in 2009.

Carlile performs onstage between a pair of head-shaven musicians referred to as “the Twins,” bassist Phil Hanseroth and guitarist Tim Hanseroth. Allison Miller is on drums, and Josh Neumann on cello.

Carlile has a busy summer of touring of the United States and Canada this summer, and her calendar added one more date Friday for her Tahoe debut.

Advance tickets, including facility fee, are $27 for the show in the MontBleu Theatre, the largest indoor venue in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.

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