No this isn’t an April Fools Joke. Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms are all set to tour this Summer and the tour will be called “Under the Sun 2013.” The first part of the tour will also feature Vertical Horizon and Fastball. The tour will stop at The Paramount in Huntington, NY on July 30th.
Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms have united to present “Under The Sun 2013,” a marathon summer tour featuring a remarkable array of chart topping stars from the Nineties. The first leg of the 36+ city trek – which will also see performances from Vertical Horizon and Fastball – gets underway with a free 4th of July extravaganza at Socorro, Texas’ Socorro Entertainment Center and then continues through the summer (see attached itinerary). Additional dates will be announced shortly.
“‘Under The Sun’ = Fun in the Sun!” says Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth. “You bring your happy face and we’ll bring the party…”
“Number 1 songs from the Nineties, live? Check,” says Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. “A giant party under the summer sun? Check. Five multi-platinum bands with quick changeovers? Check. It’s gonna be a bitchin’ summer.”
“Five bands, 10 guitars – too much fun,” says Gin Blossoms’ Jesse Valenzuela. “’Under The Sun’ will be spreading joy to 36 cities. If we don’t win the Nobel Peace Prize, we’re not gonna be amused!”
Presale and enhanced VIP ticket packages for “Under The Sun 2013” are available for a limited time at tixx1.artistarena.com/underthesun2013. The enhanced offer includes a reserved seat ticket, a limited edition “Under The Sun 2013” beach towel, a commemorative VIP laminate, and a tour poster signed by members of all five bands on the bill. Best of all, the VIP package includes access to a special Meet & Greet where fans can rub elbows with the headline artists. For complete ticket information – as well as updated tour dates and other news – please visit www.underthesuntour.com.
Boasting cumulative sales of 25 million in the US alone, the five bands featured on “Under The Sun 2013” stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll. “Under The Sun 2013” follows 2012’s “Summerland Tour,” a 31-date trek that packed sheds and arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit.
UNDER THE SUN 2013
Smash Mouth * Sugar Ray * Gin Blossoms
Vertical Horizon * Fastball
4 Socorro, TX Socorro Entertainment Center
7 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s
12 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
16 Sandy, UT Sandy City Amphitheater
19 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove
20 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
25 Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Casino – The Plaza
27 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands Marvin Sands P.A.C.
30 Huntington, NY The Paramount
1 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Ballroom
2 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony Summer Stage
6 Vienna, VA The Felen Center @ Wolf Trap
9 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center