Get ready to once again sing along to “Santa Monica,” “Fly,” “Found Out About You,” “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Sex and Candy.” Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground are going on tour together this summer.
The Summerland Tour will visit more than 25 cities across the U.S., beginning June 28 in Saratoga, Calif., at The Mountain Winery.
Stops on the road trip include Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Beach June 30; Fort Worth, Texas, at Billy Bob’s Texas July 7; Cincinnati’s RNC Pavilion At Riverbend July 11; New York City’s Roseland Ballroom July 18 and Detroit’s MotorCity Casino Hotel Aug. 2. Last date of the excursion is Aug. 4 in Duluth, Minn., at Bayfront Festival Park. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Rams Head Live, Baltimore, Md.
July 31, 2009
“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,” Everclear frontman Art Alexakis said.
“Get out your flip flops and your shades because Summerland is going to be a blast,” Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath said.
What have the bands been up to since their big hits were blowing up the charts in the ‘90s? Everclear is working on its first new studio effort since 2006’s Welcome to the Drama Club. A release date hasn’t been announced but the band promises the album will be out in time for the Summerland Tour. Sugar Ray released its sixth studio album, Music For Cougars, in 2009.
After breaking up in 1997, Gin Blossoms reunited in 2002 and have since put out the band’s fourth and fifth studio albums, 2002’s Major Lodge Victory and 2010’s No Chocolate Cake. Lit’s first new album in eight years, The View From The Bottom, is due out June 19, marking the band’s fifth studio effort. Marcy Playground put out its fourth LP, Leaving Wonderland … in a fit of rage in 2009, followed by 2010’s Indaba remixes from Wonderland.
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.
July 2, 2010
Tickets for many shows go on sale beginning this Friday, March 30 through SummerlandTour.net.
The July 2 show at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, Calif., is free with admission to the fair. The July 4 El Paso show at Socorro Entertainment Center @ Speaking Rock is a free event. Tickets for the July 25 show in Vienna, Va., at Filene Center At Wolf Trap are available now.