It's safe to say that any package tour with the word "summer" in it is welcome right now.
The 2014 Summerland Tour, named for an Everclear song, has the '90s alt-rock band best known for "Santa Monica" headlining once again with Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog.
It stops at Stage AE Outdoors on June 20. Tickets are $25 advance and go on sale Friday at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Last summer, Everclear split off from Sugar Ray's Under the Sun Tour to do its own thing.
'It didn't work for me," Everclear frontman Art Alexakis told the PG about Under the Sun. "I didn't have fun. I had fun sometimes, but it was too poppy. It wasn't the kind of bands I wanted to do. I wanted to do something that was more rock. That's what I liked about the era we all came out of, even though I liked Sugar Ray back in the day. Even though they had some pop hits, they were more of a rock band. That wasn't what was going on last year. So I told them I wanted to do my own thing."
Both tours played Stage AE last summer, with Sugar Ray's bash with Smash Mouth drawing a much bigger crowd.
Here is the info they sent out about the Summerland bands:
EVERCLEAR: 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. Two years ago the band released Invisible Stars (2012), their first album of new material in six years.
SOUL ASYLUM: Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. The band recorded three albums with Twin/Tone Records and two with A&M Records to little commercial success. However, in 1992, they released the triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union, featuring their Grammy Award-winning single "Runaway Train". They also scored a platinum record with the album Let Your Dim Light Shine three years later. In 1998 they recorded Candy from a Stranger. In 2006 they released The Silver Lining. Their most recent effort is entitled Delayed Reaction, which was released July 2012.
EVE 6: Eve 6 is an American rock band from Southern California, who are most well known for their hit singles "Inside Out" and "Here's to the Night". They signed to Fearless Records in the spring of 2011, and released their long-awaited fourth album Speak In Code, containing the singles "Victoria" and "Curtain", in April 2012.
SPACEHOG: Spacehog mixed glam rock influences, including David Bowie and T. Rex, into their wall-of-distorted-guitars sound, a combination that helped the band make a modest dent in the late-'90s alternative rock scene. The quartet formed in New York City in 1993, following British drummer Jonny Cragg's move from Leeds to the Big Apple. Almost immediately after the lineup coalesced, Spacehog attracted the attention of Sire Records and their debut album, Resident Alien, was released by the label in 1995. "In the Meantime" became the band's first hit; attracting audiences in several countries while becoming a number one rock single in America. Three years later, Spacehog issued a third effort, entitled The Hogyssey.