Wizard World’s New Music Concert Series Returns With Purity Ring At The National, Richmond, Sept. 9

Canadian EDM duo Corin Roddick, Megan James Continue Successful New Series In Conjunction With Wizard World Comic Con Richmond

Purity Ring

Richmond, Va.,2016-Aug-29 — /EPR Network/ — Purity Ring, the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada electronic dance music duo, continues the successful new concert series presented by Wizard World on Friday, September 9, with a concert at The National in Richmond on Friday, September 9. The event is in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, set for September 9-11 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ticketing is at the general admission price of $29.50. The National is located at 708 E. Broad St.

Corin Roddick and Megan James comprise Purity Ring, which released its debut album Shrines in 2012 and followed up with Another Eternity in 2015. The band recently remixed Katy Perry’s new single “Rise,” which fans can hear at https://m.soundcloud.com/katyperry/rise-purity-ring-remix. Fans can learn more about the band at http://purityringthing.com/.

The series is presented by Wizard World, producer of the largest pop culture convention series in North America, and features big headliners in well known music venues and taps into the vast and rabid fan-base of pop culture lovers who attend our events every month around the country. Fans can learn more about Wizard World Music at http://www.wizardworldmusic.com and Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com.

Future Wizard World concerts include The Pretty Reckless October 20 in Tulsa, Okla., and Troye Sivan November 4 in Pittsburgh.

About Purity Ring
After sixty-five fortnights, Purity Ring have returned with their super-tight second album Another Eternity. The pair ventured home to the frozen industrial landscapes of their birthplace Edmonton, Alberta to document much of what was to become the album. For the first time, vocalist Megan James and producer Corin Roddick were able to create a record in the same room.

Purity Ring’s first album Shrines was recorded separately in Montreal and Halifax, where Corin and Megan were respectively living at the time. Despite being a thousand kilometers apart and barely talking, Shrines was a cohesive, beguiling and wholly unique universe of what the band called ‘Future Pop’. At the center of the amniotic swirl of Shrines was an undeniable nucleus of crystalline pop which presciently suggested both indie and popular music to come. Critics were psyched: ‘Best New Music’ from Pitchfork and praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others. They quickly amassed a rabid fanbase, toured relentlessly and sold out shows worldwide.

On Another Eternity, Purity Ring trade the gorgeously claustrophobic atmospheres of Shrines for wide-open, muscular vistas of sound and luminous, up-front vocals. Crafting a lyrical universe of “sweat and dreams” populated by seacastles, rattling spines, and weeping drawers, Megan James wields concrete imagery and metaphor with increasingly direct, startling resonance. Corin Roddick’s gifts for evocative melody remain intact, but his drum work and use of space have been completely reforged: immaculately built and focused in service of the song.

About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched the new music concert series, the Wizard World Store, CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™, and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.

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