The group’s second studio LP, SMFTA came out in 1997 and spawned such classics as “Father Of Mine,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” and “Everything To Everyone.” The tour for that album saw the group travel to Australia for the first time, and that trek was a dumpster fire, complete with explosions, stolen equipment and band infighting.
But now the band can laugh about it. Well, at least vocalist and guitarist Art Alexakis can, as he was the only one around for that album and tour who is still in the band.
“It’s hard to believe we made this record 20 years ago. Even though I’m in a different place now than the guy who first wrote and sang these songs, and even though faces, voices and relationships change, the songs still feel relevant and vital every time we play them live. I can’t wait to play the whole records for the first time with the guys in Everclear now,” Alexakis said in a statement.
The celebration tour kicks off May 11 in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom and currently has a month-and-a-half booked, with more dates being promised. The last night so far is June 29 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif., June 29.
The group is donating $1 from each ticket to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which benefits music industry workers suffering from injury, illness or disability.
The group also plays at Bratfest in Madison, Wis.’s Alliant Energy Center on May 27 and Celebrate Fairfax in Fairfax, Va., on June 10.
May 11 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
May 12 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
May 13 – Airway Heights, Wash., Northern Quest Casino
May 14 – Billings, Mont., The Pub Station
May 16 – Calgary, Alberta, Marquee
May 17 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, O'Brians Event Centre
May 18 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Casino Regina Show Lounge
May 19 – Deadwood, S.D., Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel & Casino
May 20 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
May 23 – The Colony, Texas, Lava Cantina
May 25 – Des Moines, Iowa, Brenton Skating Plaza
May 26 – Welch, Minn., Treasure Island Resort & Casino
May 27 – Madison, Wisc., Alliant Energy Center (Bratfest)
May 28 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC
May 30 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre
June 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
June 2 – Arlington Heights, Ill., Home Bar Chicago
June 3 – South Bend, INFour Winds Field at Stanley Coveleski Stadium
June 6 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza
June 7 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
June 8 – Portland, Maine, Aura
June 9 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 10 – Fairfax, Va., Government Center (Celebrate Fairfax)
June 11 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
June 15 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Club Regent Event Centre
June 16 – Duluth, Minn., Canal Park
June 18 – Wichita, Kansas, The Cotillion
June 22 – West Siloam Springs, Okla., Cherokee Casino
June 23 – New Braunfels, Texas, River Road Icehouse
June 24 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
June 25 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
June 27 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
June 28 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Belasco Theater
June 29 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Everclear is still cranking out new tunes, as the group’s latest album, Black Is The New Black, was released in 2015.
Tickets to the shows go on sale Feb. 24. Learn more about the group at EverclearMusic.com.