ST. PETERSBURG - Art Alexakis, frontman for the alternative rock band Everclear, will repeat his summer treat, called Summerland Tour 2013, to 35 cities in the United States. The Alternative Guitars tour will be on stage at The Mahaffey Theater on Thursday, May 30 at 8 p.m.
This time out, Everclear will share the stage with fellow bands Live, Filter and Sponge for a decidedly edgier Summerland trek rocking on until July 27.
Radio stations across the country are currently playing hits from these four bands: “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica,” “Lightning Crashes," “I Alone," “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” “Take a Picture,” “Plowed” and “Molly.” The list goes on and on.
“This year we’ve brought a decidedly edgier flavor bill to satisfy all of the fans of ‘90s rock and roll out there,” said tour creator Alexakis. “It’s going to be an amazing summer night every night on Summerland 2013 Alternative Guitars.”
Art Alexakis, lead vocals/guitar, Dave French, guitar/vocals, Freddy Herrera,bass/vocals, Sean Winchester, drums/vocals and Josh Crawley, keyboards/vocals
With modern rock hits and radio staples “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine” and “Wonderful,” Everclear has sold more than nine million albums globally. Last year the band released Invisible Stars, their first album of new material in six years.
Chris Shinn, lead vocals, Chad Taylor, guitars, Patrick Dahlheimer, bass and Chad Gracey, drums
Exploding onto the ‘90s alternative music scene with a string of hits such as “I Alone,” “Lightning Crashes,” “Lakini’s Juice,” “Dolphins Cry,” “Operation Spirit,” “Selling the Drama,” “White, Discussion” and “All Over You,” Live is back touring with their signature spiritual sound headed up by new lead singer, Chris Shinn, formerly of Unified Theory. Live has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide.
Richard Patrick, lead vocals/guitar, Jonathan Radtke, guitar, Phil Buckman, bass/backing vocals and Jeff Fabb, drums
Filter indoctrinated listeners with a stereophonic assault of hurtling drum machine-generated beats, raw guitar riffs and vocalist/guitarist Richard Patrick's impassioned vocals on their debut album, the platinum-certified Short Bus. Brandishing an extensive body of material spanning five albums and several motion picture soundtrack contributions, Filter's tracks include “Take A Picture”, “Welcome To The Fold” and landmark collaboration with The Crystal Method for “(Can't You) Trip Like I Do”. Filter's The Sun Comes Out Tonight is slated for release in June 2013.
Vinnie Dombroski, lead vocals, Kyle Neely, guitar, Andy Patalan, guitar, Tim Patalan, bass and Billy Adams, drums
Detroit-based alternative rock band Sponge went platinum on their debut album, Rotting Piñata and went Top 5 on the charts in the mid 1990’s with songs, “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles)”. One of the most sought after live acts around, Sponge has shared the stage with such mega-artists as Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Kiss. Sponge is now touring in support of its latest release Stop the Bleeding.
Tickets for this Bill Edwards Presents show are $39, $49 and $69. Tickets can be purchased online at www.themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727-893-7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.