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Under The Sun 2014: Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler And Uncle Kracker Join Forces

Coming to a town near you!
Coming to a town near you!

Under The Sun, the annual summer festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, has unveiled a number of new dates with the promise of more still to come. Already among the year’s most eagerly anticipated treks, Under The Sun 2014 trek boasts a spectacular line-up that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth, with other chart-topping stars from the era – including such iconic combos as Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel – joining the caravan for selected dates. Under The Sun 2014 gets underway Friday, June 27th at Omaha’s Memorial Park and then continues through the summer.

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“Just got the news we added more dates to Under The Sun 2014,” says Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. “Thank you so much America – your local promoters are listening!”
2013’s inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last year’s most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, withEntertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be “the coolest tour of the summer!” In addition to major features in such nationally read publications as Billboard and the Los Angeles Times, hailed the UTS show at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre as “a nostalgic night with unbelievable energy radiating from both the stage and the audience.” “If you missed this one, your loss,” noted, “it was amazing… a great show, very energetic and a real crowd pleaser.” Michigan’s Oakland Press applaudedUnder The Sun as “an upbeat evening of ’90s nostalgia… a funny four-hour package show of pop and alternative hits from the final decade of the 20th century,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the “packed” Stage AE date, noting, “each of the groups has a sizable following that will continue to fill venues for years to come, no matter how far they are removed from their youth… Their childhood soundtracks haven’t missed a beat.” “What a remarkable time,” raved, “what a happy night, what a show.” summed it up best, decreeing Under The Sun 2013 to be “one of the best shows I’ve seen on the outdoor stage… a celebration of the last great era for alternative music that delivered exactly as expected, all with the promise of another show next year that could again become one of the highlights on the summer calendar.”
The Under The Sun headliners were all also over the airwaves, making an array of high profile TV appearances. Among the most memorable moments was a week’s worth of showcase performances on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan, live from the famed Sunset Plaza House high in the Hollywood Hills. Those live performances and interviews can be viewed now exclusively via Highlights include Smash Mouth performing “Walkin’ On The Sun” (, while Sugar Ray can be seen performing both “Someday” ( and “Fly” (
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Blues Traveler * Sugar Ray
Uncle Kracker * Smash Mouth
Special Guests Gin Blossoms / Sister Hazel (On Selected Dates)
27       Omaha, NE                             Memorial Park
28       Riverside, IA                           Riverside Casino & Golf Resort *
29       Springfield, IL                                    Outdoor Pavilion
2          Alton, IL                                  Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre *** ‡
4          Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheater
5          Kansas City, MO                    Crossroads **
6          Aurora, IL                               River Edge Park **
8          Columbus, OH                        LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
10       Traverse City, MI                   National Cherry Festival
11       Clarkston, MI                         DYE Energy Music Theatre
12       Fort Wayne, IN                      Hanning & Bean Plaza @ Three Rivers Festival
13       Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage AE – Outdoors
17       Oshkosh, WI                           Leach Amphitheatre
18       Prior Lake, MN                       Lakefront Music Fest
19       Hammond, IN                                    Wolf Lake Memorial Park – The Pavilion **
20       Kettering, OH                         Fraze Pavilion
22       Boston, MA                             House of Blues
23       Jim Thorpe, PA                      Penn’s Peak ***
24       Stamford, CT                          Alive At Five Concert Series *
25       Asbury Park, NJ                     Stone Pony Summerstage
26       Atlantic City, NJ                      Trump Taj Mahal – Mark Etess Arena
27       Solomons, MD                        Calvert Marine Museum *** †
29       Huntington, NY                      The Paramount
30       Glen Allen, VA                        Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series
1          Raleigh, NC                             Red Hat Amphitheatre
2          Atlanta, GA                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
3          Clearwater, FL                       Ruth Eckerd Hall
5          San Antonio, TX                     Majestic Theatre *
7          Albuquerque, NM                 Route 66 *
                              UNDER THE SUN 2014
Blues Traveler * Sugar Ray
Uncle Kracker * Smash Mouth
Special Guests Gin Blossoms / Sister Hazel (On Selected Dates)
AUGUST (Cont’d)
8          Las Vegas, NV                         Golden Nugget
9          Valley Center, CA                   Harrah’s Rincon Hotel & Casino
11       Saratoga, CA                           The Mountain Winery
12       Los Angeles, CA                      The Greek Theatre
13       Paso Robles, CA                     Vino Robles Amphitheatre
15       Marysville, WA                       Tulalip Resort Casino **
* w/o Uncle Kracker
** w/o Smash Mouth
*** w/o Blues Traveler
† w/Gin Blossoms
‡ w/Sister Hazel