So tonight we gonna party like it’s … 1995?
If you’re a fan of the grunge/post-grunge era, that will be the case Tuesday, July 29. That’s when the annual Summerland Tour — launched in 2012 by Everclear’s Art Alexakis and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath — rolls into the Revolution Center.
Four bands with radio hits from that era will hit the Garden City stage: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Ticketfly for $35 general admission, $65 VIP. (Time to ask for that July 30 vacation day, Gen-Xers. Hangovers hurt as you get a little older, right?)
Everclear, who has visited Boise a handful of times, had the most hits: “Santa Monica,” “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” “Father of Mine” …
But Soul Asylum, led by singer-songwriter Dave Pirner, was no slouch. Songs like “Runaway Train” and “Somebody to Shove” are snapshots of that era. More important, Soul Asylum has never played Boise, to my knowledge. At least not in the ’90s. (If you saw them with 38 people at the Crazy Horse in the late ’80s, feel free to correct me.)
Eve 6 actually formed in 1995, landed a few hits such as “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night,” and enjoyed success into the early 2000s.
Spacehog essentially was a one-hit wonder, but “In the Meantime” was a song that got lots of airplay on mainstream rock radio.
In other news, the Ellie Goulding concert at the Revolution Center has sold out two months in advance. And, if you’re a hip-hop fan, you can expect another notable announcement tomorrow on this blog about an upcoming RevCenter concert.