Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the Dark Side. Welcome to the Banks Side. This young star has been making noises with her dark, unapologetic and extremely personal blend of alternative and R&B music.
Banks has certainly come a long way from the girl who was looking to find herself when she first stepped foot in the industry. Music was just a way of expression, something she could use to make herself heard. With every year that has passed since, she has grown in confidence and stature. The evolution and maturity are clear for everyone to see in her first two albums. If you want to be a part of her concerts, then grab your Banks tickets now.
“My music initially started out on the floor of my bedroom in a robe. It had nothing to do with anything other than getting out what I needed to get out.”
This is basically how it all began for Banks.
Real name, Jillion Rose, Banks was born in Orange County and re-located to LA when she was just a toddler. She first picked up a pen to write down tracks when she was only fifteen years old. She then learned how to play the piano and went on to get a degree in psychology from the prestigious University of Southern California.
It was during her university years that she met Yung Skeeter, the DJ. Skeeter became her manager and helped her sign a record deal with Good Years Recordings. Banks uploaded a track Before I Ever Met You on SoundCloud in February, 2013. She then came out with her first EP titled “Fall Over” in March of the same year.
In September, Banks came out with another extended play titled “London” and it received a lot of positive feedback from the critics. Banks had begun to get noticed. She earned a Sound of… Award nomination from the BBC and was also nominated by MTV for the “Brand New Nominee” Award. She was put by Spin, Spotify, iTunes and Shazam as one of the artists to watch out for in 2014.
Banks also went on to open for The Weeknd on his tour in the fall of 2013. She then hit the road for her own tour in March of 2014. Banks also went on to perform at Coachella, Open’er Festival and Bonnaroo. Then came her TV debut on August 7, 2014 when she made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Studio Albums
Banks then came out with her debut studio album titled “Goddess” on September 5, 2014. The album went on to debut at the twelfth spot on the US Billboard 200 while peaking at the fourth position on the US Independent Albums chart. Goddess also went on to chart in other countries like the UK, Switzerland, Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands among others.
Goddess was also a massive critical hit. It received three and a half stars out of five from AllMusic, Rolling Stone and Slant Magazine. It got four and a half stars out of five from DIY and The Guardian. The Observer gave it three stars out of five while NME gave it a 7/10 rating.
Her next studio album was titled “The Altar” and it hit the music stores on September 30, 2016. It peaked at the seventeenth spot on the US Billboard 200, at the ninth spot on the US Independent Albums and at the sixth position on the US Top Alternative Albums charts. The record also went on to chart in countries like Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The Altar received four stars out of five from AllMusic, DIY and Q magazine. It also got three stars from The Guardian and Rolling Stone for its efforts. Sputnikmusic gave it a 4.9/5 rating.
Banks Ticket Prices
Not only has Banks performed at major music festivals and toured with the likes of The Weeknd, she has also performed for her fans as the headline act on her own road trips. She is a sensational live performer and if you are looking for Banks ticket prices then you have come to the right place. Check the ticket prices here and get the one that suits you the best.