I guess it was inevitable that one day music fans would get nostalgic about radio rock of the 1990s. Everclear, Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms are on the road together this summer.
I'd say that day has arrived.
The first Summerland Tour features those bands along with Lit and Marcy Playground. It's set to arrive at the nTelos amphitheater in Portsmouth on Tuesday, July 17. Tickets, $31.70-$48.60, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, according to Ticketmaster.
Just to jog your memory, here's a list of the hits and how high they scrambled up the Billboard Hot 100:
"Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)" No. 29
"I Will Buy You a New Life" No. 33
"Wonderful" No. 11
"Fly" No. 1
"Every Morning" No. 3
"Someday" No. 7
"Falls Apart (Run Away)" No. 29
"When It's over" No. 13
"Hey Jealousy" No. 25
"Found Out About You" No. 25
"Until I Fall Away" No. 21
"Allison Road" No. 24
"Follow You Down" No. 9
"Til I Hear It From You" No. 11
What follows is the news release issued today about the Portsmouth show.
April 16, 2012
FIRST-EVER SUMMERLAND TOUR HEADS TO PORTSMOUTH:
EVERCLEAR, SUGAR RAY, GIN BLOSSOMS, LIT, AND MARCY PLAYGROUND
nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Tuesday, July 17
PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- As music fans across the country shake off the last vestiges of winter, what better way to usher in longer and brighter days than the first-ever Summerland tour which was announced today. Anchored by founding bands Everclear and Sugar Ray, joined by Gin Blossoms and featuring Lit and Marcy Playground, Summerland will be at Portsmouth, nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Tuesday, July 17.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 20 through all Ticketmaster outlets, including (www.ticketmaster.com) and by phone (800.745.3000). Orchestra tickets are $40, Gold Circle seats are $30, and general admission Lawn tickets are $25, including service and facility fees. There is a $3 discount on Gold Circle and Lawn tickets with military ID. Present your AAA Membership Card at the Box Office or Ticketmaster outlet and receive $3 off Gold Circle and Lawn tickets. Children 12 and younger are free on the lawn with a paid adult admission. Discounts cannot be combined
With tons of smash hit songs and millions and millions of albums sold between them, the five bands comprising this year’s Summerland are still a constant presence on the airwaves across the country and represent a true value for concert fans.
“We’ve wanted to do a tour like this for a long time and we’re so excited to be hitting the road with our friends to bring you this huge summer party,” said Everclear front man Art Alexakis. Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath added “Get out your flip flops and your shades because Summerland is going to be a blast.”
Summerland VIP packages including great tickets, meet and greets, exclusive merchandise and more available at: http://vipnation.com.
DATE CITY VENUE ONSALE
June 28 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery April 23
June 29 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre April 14
June 30 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino April 21
July 2 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds (free event w/ admission to fair)
July 3 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre March 30
July 4 El Paso, TX Socorro Entertainment Center Free Event (Indoor)
July 6 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater April 13
July 7 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas April 23
July 8 Tulsa, OK SpiritBank Events Center April 20
July 10 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheater March 30
July 11 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion April 20
July 13 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater April 23
July 14 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater April 14
July 15 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre April 14
July 17 Portsmouth, VA nTELOS Wireless Pavilion On sale 4.20!
July 18 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom March 30
July 20 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts March 30
July 21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center March 30
July 22 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion March 30
July 24 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center March 30
July 25 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap On sale now!
July 28 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion March 30
July 29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun April 13
July 31 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre On sale now!
Aug 2 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino Hotel March 31
Aug 3 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena April 14
Aug 4 Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park March 31
***additional dates to be announced soon***
Tickets Available at www.summerlandtour.net
(Art Alexais, lead vocals/guitar; Davey 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. The band is currently in the studio in Los Angeles working on their first original album in 6 years, which will be released in time for the Summerland tour.
(Mark McGrath, vocals/guitars; Rodney Sheppard, lead guitar/backing vocals; Jesse Bivona, drums/backing vocals; Justin Bivona, bass/backing vocals; Al Keith, percussion/vibes)
Perhaps best known for their 1997 breakthrough Number One song “Fly,” Sugar Ray dominated the pop charts throughout the 90s with such hits as “Every Morning,” “Someday,” and the 2001 hit “When It’s Over.” These hugely successful tracks propelled Sugar Ray, and their charismatic lead singer Mark McGrath, to selling 10 Million records worldwide.
(Robin Wilson, Lead Vocals; Jesse Valenzuela, Guitar/Vocals; Bill Leen, bass; Scotty Johnson, guitar; Scott Hessel, Drums)
Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms’ 5X Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,” “Hey Jealousy” and “Alison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From you,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in 5 different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. The band continues to burn up the road performing over 120 tour dates per year. “All of us are really looking forward to rockin’ with the great bands on Summerland 2012. It’s what we were born to do and we’re truly blessed and appreciative that fans still love to rock with us!” – Robin Wilson
(A Jay Popoff, vocals; Jeremy Popoff, guitar; Kevin Baldes, bass; Ryan Gillmor, guitar/keyboards; Nathan Walker, drums)
Lit’s first new album in 8 years, The View From The Bottom, is scheduled for release on June 19 (via Megaforce Records) and is the band’s first album since the passing of founding member and drummer Allen Shellenberger. Lit first broke through in 1999 with their album A Place In The Sun, which spawned the Number One modern rock song of the year, “My Own Worst Enemy,” and the Top Ten single “Miserable.” Since then the band has been a fixture on the radio and on the road all over the world.
(John Wozniak, lead vocals/guitar; Dylan Keefe, bass/vocals; Shlomi Lavie, drums)
This trio’s 1997 hit, “Sex and Candy,” is one of the most iconic hit songs of the era. Since then they have toured consistently and released several additional albums including 2010’s remix album Indaba Remixes from Wonderland.
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