Everclear, Marcy Playground + Local H Set for 2018 Summerland Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Everclear heads up a bill of ’90s rock on the 2018 Summerland Tour

If you’re a fan of the ’90s, here’s a tour for you. Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H are joining forces for the annual Summerland North American tour, which will set off May 17 in Dallas, Texas, and run through a July 1 date in Big Bear Lake, California. For ticket information, head to SummerlandTour.net.

Everclear spearheads the Summerland tour, and the trek has been going strong since 2012. The tour, which usually features alternative rock bands out of the ’90s, has featured a long list of the genre’s most recognized names, including Sugar Ray, Live, Gin Blossoms, Space Hog, the Toadies, Fuel, Eve 6, Filter and Soul Asylum.

“This year, the Summerland Tour will be a different look at ’90s alternative and the different facets of what it’s about,” Everclear frontman Art Alexakis said in a statement. “I think it will be really cool, because it’s usually guitar-based, but Marcy Playground is more acoustic-based, and Local H is two guys that make a whole lot of beautiful noise.”

Alexakis added that Everclear’s set will offer something different than the usual concert. That will even be the case for fans who hit more than one show on the trek.

“With Everclear, we’re going to play the hits we always play, but we’re also going to mix it up,” he said. “Every night will be a little different; there’ll be a few surprises every show.”

Everclear is on the road in support of their latest release, 2015’s “Black Is the New Black.” Local H’s latest release is 2015’s “Hey Killer,” while Marcy Playground’s most recent studio set is 2009’s “Leaving Wonderland…in a Fit of Rage.”

Summerland 2018 Tour Dates:

5/17 — Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live!
5/18 — New Braunfels, TX, River Road Ice House
5/19 — Buda, TX, Buck’s Backyard
5/23 — Nashville, TN, The Cowan
5/24 — Atlanta, GA, The Buckhead Theatre
5/25 — Jacksonville, FL, Mavericks Live
5/26 — Jupiter, FL, Abacoa Amphitheater
5/31 — Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
6/2 — Roanoke, VA, Dr. Pepper Park
6/3 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount
6/5 — New York, NY, Irving Plaza
6/6 — Pittsburgh, PA, Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
6/7 — Fort Wayne, IN, Piere’s Entertainment Center
6/11 — London, ON, London Music Hall
6/13 — Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
6/14 — Grand Rapids, MI, The Intersection
6/15 — Waupaca, WI, Indian Crossing Casino
6/16 — Joliet, IL, The Forge
6/17 — Kansas City, MO, Crossroads
6/18 — Des Moines, IA, Brenton Skate Plaza
6/22 — Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo
6/24 — Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
6/27 — Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
6/28 — Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda
6/29 — Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6/30 — Las Vegas, NV, Fremont Street Experience
7/1 — Big Bear Lake, CA, The Cave



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