LOS ANGELES, CA – 90’s multi-platinum rock powerhouses Smash Mouth, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Tonic come together for a U.S. summer tour beginning June 19th in the Pacific Northwest. Tickets are on sale along with special VIP Meet and Greet packages in select markets.
“Super excited to hit the road this summer with the guys from Toad and Tonic! Get ready because as you know Smash Mouth will be bringing the party!” says Smash Mouth’s Steve Harwell.
And the timing seems right, as all three bands are coming upon career milestones: Smash Mouth celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014; while Toad The Wet Sprocket celebrates 30 years together along with the 25th anniversary of their platinum selling album fear (1991) in the upcoming year; and Tonic approaches the 20th anniversary of the platinum selling debut Lemon Parade (1996) which featured “If You Could Only See,” Rock Radio’s most played song of 1997.
“I’m happy to be hitting the road with Toad, Tonic and Smashmouth this summer. Hope we’ll see you all out there!” enthuses Glen Phillips.
“So much of the time we spend on the road, we always miss friends in other bands by one day or one city,” says Tonic’s Emerson Hart. “We are looking forward to playing music with some old friends and being able to actually watch them play. It’s going to be a fun summer.”
Along with supporting their favorite bands, fans will be able to support a range of causes close to the bands hearts including local food based initiatives (partners TBA) and health- based initiatives in conjunction with Love, Hope, Strength (http://www.lovehopestrength.org/ ) who will be on site in select markets registering potential marrow donors and generating awareness about their cancer centers and education programs.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
June 19 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 20 Reno, NV Eldorado BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival
June 21 Jacksonville, OR Britt Festival Pavillion
June 23 Redding, CA Redding Civic Auditorium
June 24 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
June 26 Temecula, CA Pechanga Theater
June 27 Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience
June 28 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
June 30 Park City, UT Deer Valley Amphitheatre
July 2 Arvada, CO Arvada Center for the Arts & Humaities
July 4 O’Fallon, MO Ozzie Smith Sports Complex
July 5 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
July 9 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest Leach Amphitheater
July 10 Aurora, IL RiverEdge Park
About Smash Mouth:
Collectively the Grammy Nominated, Multi-Platinum band Smash Mouth (Steve Harwell – Lead Vocals, Paul DeLisle – Bass, Sean Hurwitz – Guitar, Jason Sutter – Drums and Michael Klooster – Keyboards) has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their number one hits – “Walkinʼ on the Sun” and “All Star” – they have consistently impacted radio with other Top 10 recognizable hits like “Then the Morning Comes,” “Canʼt Get Enough Of You Baby,” and a cover of the Neil Diamond penned Monkees classic “Iʼm a Believer,” which was prominently featured on the Shrek soundtrack (#4, Billboard Adult Top 40). In 2014 the band released a Grestest Hits “ICON” CD through Universal records. This summer the band is very excited to be releasing a “Live” album through Sony Records. In addition to touring and releasing music, Smash Mouth are also “Foodies” and put together a collection of some of their favorite recipes from Celebrity chef’s and restaurants they have visited while touring the country for the past 20 years. This cookbook/storybook/photo journal is called “Recipes From The Road” and is available on-line through Amazon.com or wherever books are sold. Also this summer the bands Official Biography (written by founding member and bassist Paul DeLisle) will be available through Anchor Group Publishing. http://www.smashmouth.com/
About Toad The Wet Sprocket: Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. After “Bread & Circus,” they followed with “Pale” in 1990, “fear” in ’91, “Dulcinea” in 1994, and “Coil” in 1997, as well as some compilation and rarities compilations along the way. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. Toad’s current album, New Constellation, features the singles “New Constellation”, “The Moment” and “California Wasted” is available now. http://www.toadthewetsprocket.com
Tonic (Emerson Hart on lead vocals and guitar, Jeff Russo on guitar and vocals, and Dan Lavery on bass and vocals) has sold over 4 million records, had Grammy nominations, platinum albums and six top 10 singles, including the #1 most-played rock song of 1998 with “If You Could Only See”. Hart founded Tonic with guitarist Jeff Russo – a childhood friend – adding bassist Dan Lavery shortly after inception. After storming the charts with their debut album Lemon Parade, the band released three additional studio albums (Sugar, the twice Grammy-nominated Head On Straight and the self-titled Tonic) and a Greatest Hits CD/DVD package. While continuing to tour and record as a band, they have also had individual successes with Emerson as a solo artist and songwriter in Nashville, Jeff as an Emmy nominated tv and film composer (Fargo, CSI), and Dan as a writer and producer. Tonic is currently recording material to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Lemon Parade next year. http://www.tonic-online.com/
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