The roster and tour dates for the 4th annual Summerland Tour — featuring top 90’s alternative music acts — is set, and Texans will have five chances to rock out with some of their favorite alternative rock bands in July.
The Summerland Tour, previously heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 Hottest Summer Package Tours,” featuring Toadies, Everclear, Fuel and American Hi-Fi, will take the nation by storm when the tour kicks off in Fort Myers, Florida on June 11 and make its way to Texas for dates in Lubbock, Austin, Houston, Corpus Christi and San Antonio from July 15-19.
Formed in 2012 by Art Alexakis, lead guitarist and vocalist of Everclear, Summerland Tour has featured notable nostalgic bands such as Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Sugar Ray, Marcy Playground, Live, Filter, and Sponge. Tickets for Summerland Tour 2015 are set to go on sale this Friday, on March 27th. Everclear VIP packages will also be available for purchase.
With tremendous excitement towards this year’s Summerland Tour, Alexakis explains, “This is the kind of line up I’ve dreamed of when I started the Summerland Tour. With Toadies, Fuel, American Hi-Fi, and of course Everclear, this is guitar rock at its finest. I can’t wait to see how people react each night. Game on!”
After bursting onto the national scene with their breakthrough “Rubberneck” album, which begat their signature single “Possum Kingdom,” the successful follow-up single “Away” and the immense fan favorite “Tyler,” Toadies have recently revisited their platinum-selling 1994 debut with a 20th anniversary reissue of the album.
The Toadies remain raw. Vaden Todd Lewis still sings as though he’s on the precipice of insanity, clinging tenaciously but perhaps already plummeting. Lewis’s and Clark Vogeler’s guitars rip and tear like thick fingernails at supple flesh. Mark Reznicek and bass player Doni Blair (who joined the band in 2008) fuel the fury with relentless, seething rhythm.
For over two decades, Everclear’s sound has reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of Art Alexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records, “Sparkle and Fade,” “So Much for the Afterglow,” and “Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile,” which were all certified platinum.
On April 28th, 2015, Everclear will release their ninth studio album, “Black Is The New Black” via The End Records/ADA. Across the album, the insistent kick of drummer Sean Winchester, athletic groove of bassist Freddy Herrera, and skilled guitar of Davey French join forces behind the storm of massive guitar riffs swinging from song to song. Tasteful keyboards from Josh Crawley add an atmospheric punch to songs that could crush a tiny dive bar or destroy the cheap seats in the world’s biggest arena with equal force.
Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony Records and in 1998 released their critically acclaimed debut album “Sunburn,” which featured the smash hit single “Shimmer”. The group’s second album “Something Like Human” took the band to a new level of stardom, as the release went multi-platinum, driven by the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage,” which remained at the No. 1 spot on the charts for ten weeks. In 2003
In 2003 Fuel released their third studio album “Natural Selection,” and again found the hit song “Falls On Me”.
Consisting up of vocalist Brett Scallions, guitarist Andy Andersson, Brad Stewart (bass) and dummer Shannon Boone, Fuel released their most recent album “Puppet Strings” on MRI/Red. Catapulted by the first single, the driving, hypnotic “Soul To Preach To,” the album entered the Billboard rock charts at No. 1.
“Blood & Lemonade” is American Hi-Fi’s fourth full-length and their first since 2010’s “Fight the Frequency.” Featuring the track “Golden State” and other notables “Allison” and “Armageddon Days,” the record wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall, guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash “Flavor of The Weak.”
“Blood & Lemonade” was released worldwide on September 16th, 2014 via Rude Records.
In support of the record, American Hi-Fi’s Stacy Jones (vocals, guitar), Jamie Arentzen (guitar), Drew Parsons (bass) and Brian Nolan (drums) performed a special one-off at London’s famed 100 Club, which sold out shortly after being announced. The band also performed select shows in Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston in support of the album’s release.
Summerland Tour 2015 – Texas Dates:
Jul 15 – Lonestar Ampitheatre – Lubbock TX
Jul 16 – Cedar Park Center – Austin/Cedar Park TX | Tickets
Jul 17 – Bayou Music Center – Houston TX | Tickets
Jul 18 – Concrete Street – Corpus Christi TX
Jul 19 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio TX
Tickets on sale soon. More information and other tour dates at http://summerlandtour.net/