Summerland is coming!
Tomorrow, July 27, the Summerland Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, and Sponge will be performing at Wings Event Center. Be a part of this awesome rock, alternative, and pop collaboration from your favorite bands of the late 1990's and early 2000's! Tickets are still available at our box office (open today until 6:00pm) and via THIS LINK. Tickets start at just $10.49, and VIP experiences are available!
We will see you tomorrow for an awesome night of your favorite hits!
About Sugar Ray
Sugar Ray was groundbreaking from the get-go, including among their ranks a real live DJ - incredibly, unheard of in a rock band at that time. Kicking off with 1995's "Lemonade and Brownies," the Newport Beach quintet unleashed a series of albums that band leader Mark McGrath describes as "love letters to the music we loved, with no irony just pure enthusiasm." 1997's "Floored" saw the band refine its multi-faceted sound with the assistance of Grammy Award-winning producer David Kahane (Sublime, Paul McCartney, The Strokes). The album proved Sugar Ray's popular breakthrough, earning 2x platinum certification from the RIAA, fueled in part by the #1 hit single, "Fly."
A combination of the same classic '70's rock that drives Foo Fighters or Queens of the Stone Age and the melodic punk that inspired Nirvana, Everclear emerged on the pop culture landscape as part of the wave the Pixies and Husker Du ushered in, a time when abrasive guitars aligned with naked emotional expression to beat back the scourge of vapidity. Everclear shifted the culture alongside bands like Smashing Pumpkins, The Toadies and Weezer; all diverse acts who shared a forceful authenticity.
A major player throughout the post-grunge boom of the late'90s, Lit combined the talents of frontman A. Jay Popoff, guitarist (and brother) Jeremy, bassist Kevin Baldes, and drummer Allen Shellenberger. The group formed in 1990 in Orange County, CA and embraced a spunky brand of punk-pop that helped attract a local following. The group sold out local venues and issued two recordings; an EP,
Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit; and the full-length Tripping the Light Fantastic, which arrived during the spring of 1997 and became a college radio hit.
Sponge is an American alternative rock band from Detroit, Michigan formed in 1991 by Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Tim Cross, and Joey Mazzola. All were formerly of the hard rock band Loudhouse. Sponge was signed to Sony Records in 1994 but have since switched to other labels.