Art Alexakis, front man/principal member of the 1990s alt/rock band Everclear, tends to put together a tour of similar bands and artists each year or so, and he’s doing it again in 2019.
But while in past years, the Summerland tour was a full rock concert going around the country and playing warm, outdoor venues, this one’s entirely different. Dubbed the Songs & Stories tour, it’ll be a stripped-down, acoustic affair with Alexakis and some of his pals. Namely, Max Collins of Eve 6, Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne and John Wozniak of Marcy Playground.
Collectively, that group’s responsible for about 3,000 of the once-ubiquitous 1990s hits you still hear on the radio today (give or take). Each night, they’ll play an acoustic set, but there’s also a lot more in store for the tour:
The Songs and Stories tour will deliver a one-of-a kind opportunity for each front man to perform stripped down versions of their band’s hits, deep tracks, and new songs – and the stories behind all of them. The four men, collectively performing together for the very first time, will share the stage on multiple occasions during the show. The 2+ hour performance, delivered in an intimate, seated setting, will be capped off by an interactive encore, allowing fans a unique opportunity for Q&A, special requests, and ‘come what may’ banter.
Fans of any of these acts ought to have a great time at this tour, as the four musicians surely have entertaining stories behind some of the songs that made them famous. Alexakis, for one, is a pretty good storyteller himself, as he demonstrated in a candid interview with Rock Cellar a few years back.
The tour news comes as Alexakis is putting the finishing touches on his first official solo album, which will be out sometime in Spring 2019.
The dates for the tour:
5/1 Walla Walla, WA @ The Dacres
5/2 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/3 Everett, WA @ Historic Everett Theatre
5/7 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/9 Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
5/10 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon
5/11 San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
5/12 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
5/14 Albuquerque, NM @ The Stage at Santa Ana Star
5/16 Santa Ana Pueblo, TX @ Aztec Theater
5/17 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/18 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/19 Austin, TX @ 3TEN Austin City Limits
5/21 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
5/22 Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theater
5/23 Nashville, TN @ City Winery
5/25 Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater
5/26 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
5/28 Boston, MA @ City Winery
5/29 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
5/30 New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
6/1 Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts & Events
6/2 London, ON @ London Music Hall
6/4 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
6/5 Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/6 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/7 Mt Clemens, MI @ The Emerald Theatre
6/11 Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre
6/12 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District