Bush and Live To Co-Headline 25th Anniversary Tour
Bust out the flannel and frost those tips: alt-rock bands Bush and Live are joining forces for what they’re calling The ALT-IMATE TOUR, a co-headline summer run that celebrates the 25th anniversaries of their respective landmark albums Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper. And if that’s not enough ’90s on one bill for you, rounding out the lineup are contemporaries Our Lady Peace.
Produced by Live Nation, the tour will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in over 30 cities across North America, kicking off June 6th in Mashantucket, CT, and wrapping up September 8th in Rochester, MI, at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.
“We are thrilled to be touring this summer with Live,” says Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. “The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer.”
“Bush is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer. I’m really looking forward to spending the summer with them,” says Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk. “I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show.”
No word on set lists yet, but one can bet that both bands will be leaning deeply into the material from each of their iconic records from 1994.
As a refresher, Sixteen Stone features such hits as Everything Zen, Little Things, Comedown, Machinehead, and of course, Glycerine.
“Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape,” says Rossdale. “Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available. We’ve continued to make music that resonates with people.”
Meanwhile, Throwing Copper includes the incredibly successful singles Lightning Crashes, Selling The Drama, All Over You, and I Alone.
“It’s an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people,” says Kowalczyk. “And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them. With Throwing Copper, we were taking on big things with a big sound. Love, truth, birth, death, philosophy, religion, spirituality…we were asking the perennial questions and poking around for answers with this massive and dynamic sound. It attracted people from all over the world.”
Together, the two albums sold over 20 million copies combined.
Tickets for THE ALT-IMATE TOUR go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 15th at 10 AM local time at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 12th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program.
Check out the full list of dates below!
6 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – The Grand Theater
7 – Atlantic City, NJ @Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
8 – Burlington, Ontario, Canada @ Spencer Smith Park – Sound of Music Festival
11 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
13 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
14 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
26 – Appleton, WI @ Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
27 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
28 – Kansas City, MO @Starlight Theatre
30 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
2 – Wichita, KS @Hartman Arena
3 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
7 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
9 – Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion
10 – Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair
11 – Tucson, AZ @ AVA Casino
14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
16 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
17 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
20 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
23 – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
24 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
27 – Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
29 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
4 – Dayton, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
6 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7 – Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair
8 – Rochester, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
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