Defying the odds to still exist in 2022….Well done, Local H!
Local H is known for its frequent and energetic live shows. The members of the band can usually be found at their own merchandise table after shows, signing autographs and selling band T-shirts.
Local H also has a reputation for creative ideas with regard to its live shows. In addition to playing a show in Chicago every New Year’s Eve, the band has also participated in several unconventional concerts over the years, such as allowing one fan to select an album name from a hat, and then playing that album in its entirety. In 2005, Local H performed an “all request tour” in which a ballot containing a breakdown of most of the bands’ songs organized into various categories, resembling a traditional sushi menu, was handed out to the audience upon admittance to the venue. Audiences were allowed to pick seven songs from the “menu” and the setlist for each show was derived from these ballots.
In 2003, the band auctioned off a live show to the winner of an eBay auction. The band subsequently performed this concert at Duke O’Briens, a pub in Crystal Lake, IL.
In July 2007, Local H played an early morning show at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago at the conclusion of the Nike Rock ‘N Run 5K race, where runners ended the race on the field. Tickets to this show were only available by spotting Scott Lucas in public and speaking the phrase “Attention all planets of the Solar Federation, we have assumed control” directly to him.
Later that same year, Local H announced a contest in which fans could make videos of themselves covering Local H songs. The winner would then get to be the opening act for Local H’s New Year’s Eve show later that year. A band from New York called Kung-Fu Grip won the contest with their cover of a song from Local H’s No Fun E.P.
All tickets are for general admission and priced at $22.50 (plus fees). Tix can be purchased in person at the House of Blues box office or online via the link below: