Neon Trees To Perform At 2014 Market Days

By Tony Peregrin in Arts & Entertainment on May 14, 2014 4:30PM

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Neon Trees will ignite the stage at this year’s Market Days. The new wave pop quartet—which performed last night at the Riviera Theatre—features vocalist Tyler Glenn, one of the few publicly gay Mormons in the country.

“Neon Trees is the ultimate addition to a stellar lineup,” said Jen Gordon, spokesperson for the Northalsted Business Alliance. “Their energy is sure to connect with the crowd.”

While Glenn revealed he is gay in the March 28 issue of Rolling Stone, he was quick to point out that Neon Trees is not a “gay band.”

"I was…really clear to my bandmates, we're not a gay band all of a sudden; this doesn't typecast us," Glenn told the Associated Press in April. "I'm a gay man and it's fine, and our shows aren't going to become a gay show."

Neon Trees’ new album, Pop Psychology, is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop. “I love the fact that a 40-year-old soccer mom can be as passionate about our music as a 15-year-old Goth kid,” says Glenn on the band’s website.

Neon Trees joins Belinda Carlisle, Karmin, Aaron Carter and other performers at Market Days this year—reportedly the largest two-day street fest in the Midwest attracting thousands of spectators and vendors. Northalsted Market Days 2014 runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10. Look for Neon Trees to have the crowds glowing when they take the stage on Sunday.