"In some ways, yes. In some ways, no."
That's how Capital Cities' Ryan Merchant feels about his and bandmate Sebu Simonian's so-called "overnight success."
As he pointed out to Crossfade a few months ago, the duo's biggest hit, "'Safe and Sound' was put out in 2011, so it actually feels like kind of long, steady growth of the song." They paid dues, writing commercial jingles and struggling for a shot. And it all paid off, "when," as Merchant says, "the song crossed over to Top 40 and became a global hit."
Over the past year, Capital Cities has toured the world's arenas with Katy Perry. But now the twosome is returning to downtown Miami's Grand Central for a more intimate affair.
Just check the cut for a chance to win free tix.
Capital Cities at Grand Central Ticket Giveaway
1. Head over to Crossfade's Facebook page.
2. Find the Capital Cities update (facebook.com/crossfade.miami/posts/769801403065603) and leave a comment.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
3. From the pool of commenters, we'll randomly select a winner for this show at Grand Central. So keep an eye on your Facebook messages.
Crossfade's Top Blogs
Capital Cities. With Night Terrors of 1927 and Eons. Wednesday, October 22. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. All ages. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.