Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground to tour

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 kicks off on June 28th in Saratoga, CA and will run well into August, hitting more than 25 markets across the country this summer. Tickets for many dates go on sale beginning Friday, March 30, 2012 and are available at www.summerlandtour.net.

Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and Everclear's Art Alexakis announced the first-ever Summerland Tour.

Photo by Kevin Estrada, hi res available via jv@spinlab.net

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.

Summerland 2012!!!



June 28Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery April 23

June 29Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre April 14

June 30Las Vegas, NV The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino April 21

July 2 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds (Free Eventw/ 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 Cable Uptown Amphitheatre April 14

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

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

Summerland 2012:


(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.

Sugar Ray

(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.

Marcy Playground

(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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