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| 27 March 2013 | Reply


(LOS ANGELES, CA) – After a wildly successful trek last year, Art Alexakis, frontman for the alternative rock outfit Everclear, announced today that he’s bringing Summerland back for 2013, hitting more than 35 U.S. cities.  This time out, Everclear will share the stage with fellow rock bands Live, Filter and Sponge, for a decidedly edgier Summerland trek.

Summerland 2013 Alternative Guitars commences on May 29th in Ft. Myers, Florida and rocks all the way to the end of July with a date at Bonner Springs, Kansas’ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre on July 27th.  Tickets go on sale beginning on Friday March 29th and are available at

Turn on radio stations across the country and you’re still likely to hear fistfuls of hits from these four bands.  With songs like “Father of Mine,” “Santa Monica,” “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” “Take a Picture,” “Plowed” and “Molly” – and the list goes on and on – being played night in and night out by Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge, Summerland 2013 represents a huge value for music fans and a great summer’s night out.

“Last year’s Summerland was a blast,” says the tour creator Art Alexakis.  “This year we’ve brought a decidedly edgier flavor bill to satisfy all of the fans of 90s rock and roll out there.  It’s going to be an amazing summer night every night on Summerland 2013 Alternative Guitars.”

Everclear Summerland VIP packages, including great tickets, meet and greet, an acoustic performance, exclusive merchandise and more are available beginning on Tuesday, March 26th  at


Wed, May 29              Ft. Myers, FL                          Lee County Civic Center

Thu, May 30                St. Petersburg, FL                   Mahaffey Theatre

Fri, May 31                  Raleigh, NC                            Red Hat Amphitheatre

Sat, June 1                  Alpharetta, GA                        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun, June 2                 Charlotte, NC                          Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre

Wed, June 5                Glen Allen, VA                                    Innsbrook After Hours

Fri, June 7                   Fairfax, VA                              Celebrate Fairfax

Sat, June 8                  N. Myrtle Beach, SC              House of Blues

Tue, June 11               New Brunswick, NJ                State Theatre

Wed, June 12              Westbury, NY                         Theatre at Westbury

Fri, June 14                 Moncton, NB                           Casino New Brunswick

Sat, June 15                Boston, MA                             House of Blues

Sun, June 16               Jim Thorpe, PA                       Penn’s Peak

Wed, June 19              Pittsburgh, PA                         Stage AE

Thu, June 20               Philadelphia, PA                      Electric Factory

Fri, June 21                 Columbus, OH                        LC Pavilion

Sat, June 22                Hammond, IN                         Horseshoe Casino

Sun, June 23               St. Paul, MN                           Myth Live

Wed, June 26              Denver, CO                            Ogden Theatre

Fri, June 28                 Los Angeles, CA                     Wiltern Theatre

Sun, June 30               Bakersfield, CA                       Brighthouse Networks Amphitheatre

Tues, July 2                San Diego, CA                        Humphrey’s

Fri, July 5                    Laughlin, NV                           Avi Casino

Sat, July 6                   Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee

Thu, July 11                Lake Charles, LA                    L’Auberge Casino Pool Stage

Fri, July 12                  Dallas, TX                               TBA

Sat, July 13                 Austin, TX                               ACL Live – Moody Theatre

Tue, July 16                Nashville, TN                          Wildhorse Saloon

Fri, July 19                  Danbury, CT                           Ives Concert Park

Sat, July 20                 Hampton, NH                          Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sun, July 21                Port Chester, NY                    Capitol Theatre

Sun, July 28                Bonner Springs, KS                Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Summerland 2013:

EVERCLEAR: (Art Alexakis, lead vocals/guitar; Dave 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. Last year the band released Invisible Stars, their first album of new material in six years

LIVE: (Chris Shinn, lead vocals; Chad Taylor, guitars; Patrick Dahlheimer, bass; 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. Look out for new songs on the horizon carrying the same poetry, power, and passion that have always been a favorite of their rabid fan base.

FILTER: (Richard Patrick, lead vocals/guitar; Jonathan Radtke, guitar; Phil Buckman, bass/backing vocals; 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 with their debut album, the platinum-certified Short Bus, which spawned the intrepid smash single, “Hey Man, Nice Shot”. Brandishing an extensive body of material spanning five albums and several motion picture soundtrack contributions, Filter’s most revered 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 sixth studio album The Sun Comes Out Tonight is slated for release in June 2013, featuring Filter’s hallmark genre-bending fusion of electronic, rock and industrial music, heralded by the ornate instrumentation and furious vocal delivery of lead single “What Do You Say”.

SPONGE: (Vinnie Dombroski, lead vocals; Kyle Neely, guitar; Andy Patalan, guitar; Tim Patalan, bass; Billy Adams, drums) – During the boom of the mid-90’s, Detroit based alternative rock band went Top 5 on the charts with songs, “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles).” With their catchy hooks and bone crunching riffs, the band went platinum on their debut album, Rotting Piñata. They are one of the most sought after live acts around and have been seen sharing 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 a brand new release Stop the Bleeding.

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