Dozens of concert dates in Europe and the United States, including a hometown show at the Chameleon Club on April 17, were planned to follow. _g1.classList.remove('lazyload'); *Rescheduled date - all tickets remain valid* "You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere is an unachievable promise,” says The Districts bandleader Rob Grote. For WXPN’s Greatest Year in Music, we asked The Districts’ frontman Rob Grote to pick his favorite. Once Mark Larson strikes a chord, Rob Grote growls soulfully, Connor Jacobus plucks his bass guitar, and Braden Lawrence attacks a cymbal, it’s clear: The Districts’ music doesn’t just waft pleasantly through the air, it cuts through. Frontman Rob Grote sloot zich op in zijn slaapkamer, schreef 32 nummers en besefte dat die niet eigen voelden. For WXPN’s Greatest Year in Music, we asked The Districts’ frontman Rob Grote to pick his favorite. I think that finally synthesized a lot of things that I had tried to do in music before, and it worked this time because I wasn’t trying to do them. To get there, we must first navigate through the noise and the stormy waters, and The Districts chart the course for us to follow. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rob Grote “The act of writing a song, trying to sculpt something out of the human experience, can feel quite vain. Already a member? Caution is the name of the game here, which might explain a current lack of rescheduled North American dates, though Grote says those are forthcoming. When not in Philadelphia, he lives in a Ford E350 with the rest of the Districts, pretending it is made of stained glass.You can follow the Districts on Twitter here. var _g1; The show ended with Grote and Lawrence duetting on "One by One," a song by the obscure but acclaimed folk songwriter Connie Converse. "Lyrically, the whole record deals a lot with a desire to transcend some stuff," Grote said back in March. Over the course of four albums, Rob Grote-led The Districts have tweaked their sound as much as any band over the same span. The songwriting sees Grote drawing a sort of spiritual comfort from music and creativity as he worked. 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