SUMMERLAND TOUR 2021 with EVERCLEAR, LIVING COLOUR, HOOBASTANK and WHEATUS, have announced additional U.S. tour dates which includes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 23 at 10 am.
Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the and to be a victim of its past successes, relegated to performing as a glorified jukebox, existing to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of Gen Xers everywhere. But singer-guitarist Art Alexakis isn’t about to start phoning it in now.
Although the band hasn’t released a studio album since 2015′s triumphant Black Is The New Black, Everclear continues to tour actively. And while it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of Santa Monica and Father of Mine, lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material – especially the “deep cuts” – not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.
Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 GRAMMY® nomination.
Like a true survivor, Alexakis has soldiered on through multiple lineup changes over the years: During the “classic” era, the and also included Craig Montoya on bass and Greg Eklund on drums; the current lineup features longtime members Dave French (guitar) and Freddy Herrera (bass), as well as drummer Brian Nolan (also with American Hi-Fi), who has performed with Everclear on multiple past tours.
Formed in 1984 and hailing from New York City, Living Colour is led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the band’s lineup includes Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) an Muzz Skillings (bass). Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock and heavy metal. Their lyrics range from the personal to the political, in some of the latter cases attacking Eurocentrism and racism in America.
The band’s debut album, Vivid, was released in 1988 on Epic Records and reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It was later certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A. It featured Cult of Personality, a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart as well as the Top 40 hit Glamour Boys. Cult of Personality went on to earn the band their first GRAMMY® Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Sometimes even a multi-platinum band with three GRAMMY® nominations under their belt needs the kind of pop talk which helped inspire Hoobastank’s sixth studio album, Push Pull, their first since 2012′s Fight or Flight and debut for noted rock independent label Napalm Records.
“We never stopped exchanging musical ideas,” says vocalist/guitarist Doug Robb, who co-founded the band with high school classmates, Dan Estrin and Chris Hesse, almost 20 years ago in Agoura Hills, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, he still calls home. “We waited until we had enough material to start recording an album. We love creating music, even if no one else ever hears it.”
Freed from the pressures of a hovering major label, listening to critical jibes or even the expectations of their fans, Hoobastank approached Push Pull with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum. The Reason garnering GRAMMY® nominations for Song of the Year, Best Rock Album and Best Pop Performance for a Duo or Group. With Push Pull, Hoobastank look back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.
It’s hard to believe Wheatus celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut album and still-ubiquitous single Teenage Dirtbag. Yes, that’s right – Dirtbag is no longer a teenager.
In honor of this anniversary Wheatus released a new and expanded edition of their now classic debut album. Says Brendan B Brown, “We found demos of ten more songs from throughout the band’s history, that has such an album-one vibe that never made it on to our more recent records. So we’re giving them a proper chance to be heard.”
In addition to the aforementioned re-release of album one, Wheatus are also working on their seventh full-length album and recording monthly live-in-the-studio concerts for fans on the subscription service Patreon.
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