First-ever Summerland Tour Announced Today – Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground to Inaugurate Annual Summer Outing

Press Release - May 23, 2012

Summerland to Hit More Than 25 Cities Across the U.S. this Summer, Tickets On Sale now at

(LOS ANGELES, CA)       As music fans across the country shake off the last vestiges of winter, what better way to usher in longer and brighter days than the first-ever Summerland tour which was announced today.  Anchored by founding bands Everclear and Sugar Ray, joined by Gin Blossoms and featuring Lit and Marcy Playground, Summerland kicks off on June 28th in Saratoga, CA and will run well into August, hitting more than 25 markets across the country this summer.  Tickets for many dates are on sale now and are available at

With tons of smash hit songs and millions and millions of albums sold between them, the five bands comprising this year’s Summerland are still a constant presence on the airwaves across the country and represent a true value for concert fans.

“We’ve wanted to do a tour like this for a long time and we’re so excited to be hitting the road with our friends to bring you this huge summer party,” said Everclear front man Art AlexakisSugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath added “Get out your flip flops and your shades because Summerland is going to be a blast.”

Summerland VIP packages including great tickets, meet and greets, exclusive merchandise and more available at:

June 28 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
June 29 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
June 30 Las Vegas, NV The Beach at Mandalay Bay
July 2 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
July 3 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
July 4 El Paso, TX Socorro Entertainment Center
July 6 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
July 7 Forth Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
July 8 Tulsa, OK  Spirit Bank Events Center
July 10 Columbus, OH  LC Outdoor Amphitheater
July 11 Cincinatti, OH  PNC Pavilion
July 13 Atlanta, GA  Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 14 Raleigh, NC  Raleigh Amphitheatre
July 15 Charlotte, NC  Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp
July 17 Portsmouth, VA  nTELOS Wireless Pavilion
July 18 New York, NY  Roseland Ballroom
July 20 Bethel, NY  Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 21 Holmdel, NJ  PNC Bank Arts Cetner
July 22 Gilford, NH  Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pav
July 24 Bethlehem, PA  Sands Bethlehem Events Center
July 25 Vienna, VA  Wolf Trap
July 26 Rochester, NY  Sahlen’s Stadium
July 27 Atlantic City, NJ  Ovation Hall
July 28 Boston, MA  Bank of America Pavilion
July 29 Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun
July 31 Huntington, NY  Paramount Theatre
Aug 2 Detroit, MI  MotorCity Casino Hotel
Aug 3 Rosemont, IL  Allstate Arena
Aug 4 Duluth, MN  Bayfront Festival Park
Aug 6 Nashville, TN  Bridgestone Arena
Aug 7 St. Charles, MO  Family Arena
Aug 8 Park City, KS  Hartman Arena

Summerland 2012:


(Art Alexais, lead vocals/guitar; Davey 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.  The band is currently in the studio in Los Angeles working on their first original album in 6 years, which will be released in time for the Summerland tour.

Sugar Ray

(Mark McGrath, vocals/guitars; Rodney Sheppard, lead guitar/backing vocals; Jesse Bivona, drums/backing vocals; Justin Bivona, bass/backing vocals; Al Keith, percussion/vibes)

Perhaps best known for their 1997 breakthrough Number One song “Fly,” Sugar Ray dominated the pop charts throughout the 90s with such hits as “Every Morning,” “Someday,” and the 2001 hit “When It’s Over.”  These hugely successful tracks propelled Sugar Ray, and their charismatic lead singer Mark McGrath, to selling 10 Million records worldwide.


(Robin Wilson, Lead Vocals; Jesse Valenzuela, Guitar/Vocals; Bill Leen, bass;

Scotty Johnson, guitar; Scott Hessel, Drums)

Fans around the world are very familiar with Gin Blossoms’ 5X Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, containing gems like “Until I Fall Away,” “Found Out About You,”  “Hey Jealousy” and “Alison Road.” Those hit tracks were followed up by Empire Records Platinum Soundtrack hit, “Til I Hear It From you,” and in 1996, by the singles “Follow you Down” and “As Long As It Matters” which hit the radio in a big way, making their Congratulations I’m Sorry record another platinum success. Gin Blossoms hits have crossed over in 5 different formats, taking the airwaves by siege, and holding MTV hostage for a good portion of the 90s. The band continues to burn up the road performing over 120 tour dates per year. “All of us are really looking forward to rockin’ with the great bands on Summerland 2012. It’s what we were born to do and we’re truly blessed and appreciative that fans still love to rock with us!” – Robin Wilson


(A Jay Popoff, vocals; Jeremy Popoff, guitar; Kevin Baldes, bass; Ryan Gillmor, guitar/keyboards; Nathan Walker, drums)

Lit’s first new album in 8 years, The View From The Bottom, is scheduled for release on June 19 (via Megaforce Records) and is the band’s first album since the passing of founding member and drummer Allen Shellenberger.  Lit first broke through in 1999 with their album A Place In The Sun, which spawned the Number One modern rock song of the year, “My Own Worst Enemy,” and the Top Ten single “Miserable.”  Since then the band has been a fixture on the radio and on the road all over the world.

Marcy Playground

(John Wozniak, lead vocals/guitar; Dylan Keefe, bass/vocals; Shlomi Lavie, drums)

This trio’s 1997 hit, “Sex and Candy,” is one of the most iconic hit songs of the era.  Since then they have toured consistently and released several additional albums including 2010’s remix album Indaba Remixes from Wonderland.


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