The Fray Are In Town At The Wellmont

On Oct. 13,The Fray, a group of four from Denver, Colo., will take the stage at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater. The quartet have released three rock albums together and are hard at work recording their fourth.

The Fray visits Montclair just for us.

With three incredible albums under their belts and a fourth one in the near future, The Fray is not a band to miss out on.  Tickets for the Oct. 13 Wellmont show are still available on Live Nation.  Ticket prices vary from $69.50 to $116.50.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Isaac Slade formed The Fray in 2002 with his former schoolmate Joe King.  They met randomly after they had graduated, and before they knew it, they were writing songs together. Slade’s former bandmates Ben Wysocki and Dave Welsh completed the group.

The Fray
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Two years later they had a chart topping hit with “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and had signed a record deal with Epic Records.  The band owes a lot of their early success to the online community.  King, via the band’s bio page, said, “Of course Denver is where it all started, but word spread across the country via the internet even before radio stations were playing us.”

Their debut album, “How to Save a Life,” was released September 2005.

The band’s self-titled sophomore album, released in 2009, brought with it more musical success. Along with the radio hit “You Found Me,” the album also debuted at number one on the Billboard chart.   That year the group also out a Christmas EP that was available for download on their website

In 2012, The Fray came out with their third album, “Scars and Stories.”   Although none of the three singles off of the record had Top 40 radio play, the album still did very well.  A deluxe edition of the album is also available.

The Fray promised fans a new album by the end of this year, and it looks like they will not be disappointing them.  The Fray has their sights set on a Christmas 2013 release.  For more on the band visit their website.

It is advised to get to the theater early to get in line for entry.   Parking is available in the lot next to the Wellmont Theater as well as on all of the local streets.  There are multiple places to eat around the theater.  Cuban Pete’s is a great place on Bloomfield Avenue.  Or maybe try Nori’s sushi if you are feeling a bit courageous.

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