Coming off their mostly sold-out winter run of "New Miserable Experience Live" shows, GIN BLOSSOMS have announced they'll go out on the road as special guests of Collective Soul. It's a 15-show swing starting May 25 in Atlantic City, NJ and wrapping June 16 in Rockton, IL (*dates below). GIN BLOSSOMS will also be playing solo shows and various festivals this summer with more shows to be announced.
Watch the "Now's The Time Tour" trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9wCq4Q9xB0
One of the top alt-rock groups of the '90s, GIN BLOSSOMS--Robin Wilson (lead vocals & guitar), Jesse Valenzuela (vocals & guitar), Scott Johnson (guitar) and Bill Leen (bass)--will perform highlights from their body of work plus songs from their 2018 critically acclaimed album MIXED REALITY (produced and mixed by Don Dixon and recorded by Mitch Easter). The multi-platinum band's signature blend of introspective lyrics, ringing guitars and finely etched melodies is as strong as ever throughout the album, highlighted by such singles/videos as "Break," "Face The Dark" and "Wonder."
Both GIN BLOSSOMS and Collective Soul will offer their own VIP packages, which include band meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. All VIP packages will be available starting Wednesday, March 20 at 10pm local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10am local time. More information can be found www.ginblossoms.net and www.collectivesoul.com.
"Collective Soul is one of the most consistent bands of our generation, they Rock, and girls dig 'em," says Robin Wilson. I've been hoping to tour with them for years. It's gonna be a great summer."
"Very excited to tour with Collective Soul this summer," continues Jesse Valenzuela. "They are great musicians and wonderful guys and we're gonna have a good time on the road!"
On the "New Miserable Experience Live" shows, Gin Blossoms performed their multi-platinum album from front-to-back in celebration of the album's recent 25th anniversary, digging deep into such songs as "Hey Jealousy," "Found About You" and "Allison Road." The band filmed their February 22 House of Blues in Chicago show for a commemorative "New Miserable Experience Live" DVD/CD 2 disc set (release date TBA).
"The band is playing great, everybody's getting along," Robin Wilson told Houston Chronicle in a March 6 story by Andrew Dansby headlined "Gin Blossoms Blooming Again." At my age, 30 years later, to be able to play this record and have people treat it like a big part of the songbook for our generation, it's special. It's nothing I could've predicted. It's been a celebration, and it's been cathartic."
Catch GIN BLOSSOMS on tour in these cities:
Coca-cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium
Sevier Park Fest 2019
Mayday Music Festival 2019
With Collective Soul for "Now's The Time Tour"
Atlantic City, NJ
Sound Waves @ Hard Rock Atlantic City
Oxon Hill, MD
MGM National Harbor
CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Pier 6 Pavilion
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Glen Allen, VA
Innsbrook After Hours
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Hampton Beach, NH
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
East Providence, RI
Bold Point Park
MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage
Huber Heights, OH
Rose Music Center at The Heights
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Old Settler's Park ("Old Settlers Days")
Gin Blossoms solo tour dates:
Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel
Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival
* Tickets on sale March 29.
** Tickets on sale March 23.