It was announced earlier this year that the 90’s alternative band, Everclear, will return for the third-annual ‘Summerland Tour’ along with Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. The Summerland Tour is set to perform in nearly 40 cities around the country.
Guests can get the ultimate Summerland Tour experience with VIP packages through Adventures in Wonderland. Some of the opportunities available include an intimate acoustic performance by Everclear, a meet and greet with the band, autographed merchandise, a guitar lesson from Art Alexakis himself, and many more. Multiple VIP bundles are available at various price levels and can be purchased on www.adventuresinwonderland.com.
It’s hard to believe that it was over 20 years ago when Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog took over the mainstream with their energetic & angst-driven sound that listeners couldn’t get enough of. You will still hear the same ‘90s defining, grunge-punk anthems played repeatedly on radio today. The success of the tour has proven that their decade-defining sound is still very much alive and in demand in today’s rock music scene.
In addition to visioning one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012” Art Alexakis is back in full force with Everclear. Last year, they released a sixth studio album Invisible Stars, their first new album in six years. They are currently touring and working on their seventh studio album.
(Art Alexakis, lead vocals/guitar; Dave French, guitar/vocals; Freddy Herrera, bass/vocals; Sean Winchester, drums/vocals; Josh Crawley, keyboards/vocals)
With hits like the modern rock radio staples “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine,” and “Wonderful,” Everclear has sold more than 9 Million albums globally. Fronted by Art Alexakis, Everclear remains a potent force on the touring circuit. Last year the band released ‘Invisible Stars’, their first album of new material in six years, as well as cover songs and re-recordings of past hits albums, which they named ‘Return to Santa Monica’. Alexakis originally started the Summerland tour in 2012 to support their first studio releases in six years. Everclear plans to continue touring and recording, and of course, Art Alexakis will continue the Summerland tour in years to come.
SOUL ASYLUM (www.soulasylum.com)
Born and bred in Minneapolis, MN Soul Asylum formed in 1981 and since their inception the band has delivered heartfelt and passionate rock n’ roll. They started out on independent label Twin/Tone Records, before scoring major hits on Columbia Records with 1992’s ‘Grave Dancers Union’ that included the Grammy winning single “Runaway Train”, followed up by 1995’s ‘Let Your Dim Light Shine’.
Soul Asylum consists of Dave Pirner (guitar/vocals), Michael Bland (drums), Winston Roye (bass) and Justin Sharbono (guitar). Their last full length album ‘Delayed Reaction,’ produced by the band and John Fields is melodic, anthemic, well-versed in the art of classic songcraft and was well received by both fans and critics. They are currently in the process of recording an album of all new material to be released in 2014.
EVE 6 (www.eve6.com)
Southern California’s Pop-punk trio, Eve 6, are most well-known for hit singles “Inside Out” and “Think Twice” from their 1998 debut self-titled album, and their prom-MTV anthem, “Here’s To The Night” off of 2000’s ‘Horoscope‘. Eve 6 exploded onto the mainstream with RCA records before they were of legal drinking age, but called it quits in 2004 shortly after their success.
Eve 6 reunited in 2012, and released ‘Speak in Code’ through Fearless Records. The band’s lineup remains the same; Max Collins (vocals & bass), Jon Siebels (Guitar), and Tony Fagenson (drums). After their eight year hiatus, Eve 6 returned to the music scene more energized than ever before. Frontman, Max Collins, states that ‘Speak in Code’ is the strongest collection of songs they’ve had on one record.
Formed in 1994 during the peak of grunge-rock, Spacehog came out with a more unique sound than what was popular in rock music. Their debut album ‘Resident Alien’ was heavily influenced by artists such as T.Rex, Iggy Pop, Queen, and David Bowie and The Spiders. On top of their “glam-rock” sound, they added some distorted guitars to create their own individual sound. The result: over a million copies sold, the number one single “In the Meantime” and a completely unique identity.
After two more successful albums, and some time apart, Spacehog is together again using their separate musical journeys as inspiration in writing original material. The band once again released an album produced by Bryce Goggin in 2013 entitled ‘As It Is On Earth’, which is now available.
(Complete list of tour dates below, bolded are newly added)
SUMMERLAND 2014 TOUR DATES (subject to change):
6/13/14 — Pompano Beach, FL — Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
6/14/14 — St Petersburg, FL — Vinoy Park
6/15/14 — Ocala, FL – Q92 Radio Show at Bubba Raceway Park
6/17/14 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
6/18/14 — Hampton Beach, NH — Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
6/19/14 — Boston, MA – House of Blues
6/20/14 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
6/21/14 — Atlantic City, NJ — House of Blues at Showboat Atlantic City
6/22/14 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
6/24/14 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
6/25/14 — Glen Allen, VA — Innsbrook After Hours
6/26/14 — Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon
6/27/14 — Biloxi, MS — Golden Nugget Hotel Casino
6/28/14 — Southaven, MS – Snowden Grove Amphitheatre
6/29/14 — Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre **
7/09/14 — Austin, TX – ACL LIVE at Moody Theatre
7/10/14 — Pharr, TX — Pharr Events Center
7/11/14 — Dallas, TX — South Side Ballroom
7/13/14 — Socorro, TX – Socorro Entertainment Center ++
7/15/14 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee Theatre
7/17/14 — Los Angeles, CA — House of Blues
7/18/14 — Las Vegas, NV — Fremont Street Experience
7/19/14 — Valley Center, CA — The Event Center at Harrah’s Rincon
7/20/14 — Visalia, CA – Visalia Fox Theatre
7/22/14 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
7/23/14 — Eugene, OR —Lane County Fair **
7/26/14 — Medicine Hat, AB — Medicine Hat Stampede **
7/27/14 — Great Falls, MT – Montana State Fair **
7/29/14 — Boise, ID — Revolution Center
7/31/14 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
8/01/14 — Bonner Springs, KS — Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
8/03/14 — Sturgis, SD — Easyriders Saloon
8/05/14 — Cedar Rapids, IA — McGrath Amphitheatre
8/07/14 — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
8/08/14 — Arlington Heights, IL — House of Music and Entertainment
** No Spacehog on this date
++ No Eve 6 or Spacehog on this date
Visit www.summerlandtour.net for further details and the latest tour information.
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