January 19, 2013 4:28pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Y2K Returns to The Roxy With Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton Lineup
On Saturday, Jan. 19, L.A.'s The Roxy will play host to Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton and Teddy Geiger.
No, it's not 2005 and no, you're not 17 again like Zac Efron -- but Y2K teens, rejoice!
"Me and Tyler have been friends for about 12 years now, 'cause we kind of started out at the same time," Cabrera tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We've always talked about it and it's one of those things that, timing-wise, is always hard to put together, to get three different artists on the same schedule. It took a while to get done, but we finally did it, and now it's an amazing show."
Kicking off on Jan. 3 in Asbury Park, NJ, the 14-date tour sold out five of its early shows -- including stops in New York City, DC, Dallas and Houston.
The trio has been recording and performing regularly since their early hits, including Cabrera's "On the Way Down," Hilton's "When It Comes" and Geiger's "Confidence (For You I Will)," but all three have kept a relatively low profile since those Y2K years. According to Cabrera, cyclical trends in the music industry are to blame.
"I think that especially in the mid 2000s, singer-songwriter stuff was really popular, and then radio got a little more rhythmic and R&B and stuff, but it all comes back," he says. "That's just the nature of music. People like something for a while and then all of a sudden they're drawn towards something else. It's not like drawn away from it -- like for three or four years where they don't like singer-songwriters -- I think it's just right now people are trying to hear something a little bit more refreshing. Something a little more song-oriented instead of just a throwaway song. Something with actual meaning."
For Cabrera's part, the 30-year-old is staging a comeback with his forthcoming album, fueled by the new single "I See Love." Cabrera says he's been writing for the album for five years now, but only recently decided to release his new music.
"I wasn't ready to pull the trigger [before] because I wasn't completely sold on everything being in the right place and the music being right," he says. "So I just kept writing and writing, and I wanted it to get better and better and better, and finally hit a stride this last year."
"Brian Maloof is mixing it right now, so I'm getting new mixes of stuff every day and it's coming out exactly how I wanted," Cabrera said, noting that he has written and recorded more than 50 tracks. He added that six songs are done and that he'll probably put five more in.
The forthcoming album, produced by Justin Gray, does not yet have a release date, but for a night of nostalgia mixed with a few new tunes -- The Roxy is the spot.