The '90s return to Las Vegas with Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket

The '90s return to Las Vegas with Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket kicks off the free concerts this weekend at the Fremont Street Experience. (Rob Shanahan)

The free concert series down on the Fremont Street Experience returns this weekend when two alternative bands out of the '90s perform.

The show with Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on Saturday, June 27, is part of the Rock of Vegas summer concert series playing on the 1st Street Stage.

Toad the Wet Sprocket hits the stage first at 9 p.m. followed by Smash Mouth about 10:30 p.m.

Smash Mouth formed in late 1994, and released "Walkin' on the Sun" three years later. Smash Mouth's three top-ten hits, "All-Star," "Then the Morning Comes," and "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby," helped their album "Astrolounge" go quadruple platinum. Other hits include "Pacific Coast Party" and "I'm a Believer," which was featured on the "Shrek" soundtrack.

The band most recently released the album "Magic" and has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Toad the Wet Sprocket got its name from a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe. The group formed in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1986, touring for five years before going mainstream with their 1991 album "Fear," which contained hits "All I Want" and "Walk on the Ocean."

Three years later Toad the Wet Sprocket returned with the album "Dulcinea," with the single "Fall Down."

The band continues to tour and most recently released its first album of new material in 16 years with "New Constellation."