Deer Tick’s Acous-Tick Tour
Date: Thursday, March 3, with doors at 8 p.m.
The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $20 general/$90 VIP, available at venue and through Ticketfly

Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, Deer Tick wins its audience with an alt. rock sound riddled with electric country twang. Over the years, it has been compared to bands ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Replacements. However, Deer Tick’s latest tour is giving fans a new way of experiencing the band’s music by laying down the electric instruments and spending the month of March playing a number of acoustic shows.

The audience can expect “a mix of new material and barn-burning fan favorites.” In a recent news release, front man John McCauley provided an appropriate reason for these raw performances. “I’m losing my hearing so I thought we’d try turning the volume down,” he explained.

In addition to the performance, Deer Tick is also offering its fan base a VIP “Acous-Tick Pre-Show Experience.” In addition to general admission to the show, VIPs will receive an invitation to observe the band during sound check as well as a meet-and-greet/photo opportunity. Afterwards, Deer Tick will hold a Q&A session with those in attendance. VIPs will receive a screen-printed poster autographed by the band and a commemorative laminate, plus they will be able to shop at the merch table before the doors open.