Everclear tour includes Vertical Horizon and Fastball at The Island
American rock band Everclear will bring their 20th anniversary tour, "So Much for the Afterglow" to Treasure Island Resort & Casino on May 26. Vertical Horizon and Fastball will also be joining them for this leg of the tour.
Bombastic, hard-driving, generation-spanning rock 'n' roll with instantly memorable hooks propel Everclear's new studio album, "Black Is The New Black." Muscular but melodic, this is the sound of a band driven and united by singular, intense purpose. The songs rip forward with palpable swagger, supercharged by a mix of autobiographical exorcism and narrative storytelling, from the gut and throat of Everclear's singer, guitarist, co-founder and songwriter Art Alexakis.
Across the album, the insistent kick of drummer Sean Winchester, athletic groove of bassist Freddy Herrera, and ridiculously skilled guitar shred of Davey French join forces behind the storm of giant guitar riffs swinging mightily from song to song. A bit of tasteful keyboards from Josh Crawley add atmospheric punch to songs that could crush a tiny dive bar or destroy the cheap seats in the world's biggest arena with equal force.
Vertical Horizon will be joining Everclear at Treasure Island. Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s, but it was seven years before lead singer Matt Scannell's songs became the radio hits that brought the popular grass roots band to national attention. Vertical Horizon released three albums independently — "There and Back Again," "Running on Ice," and "Live Stages" — and toured extensively before signing with RCA Records in 1998. In 1999, they released their breakout album, "Everything You Want," which went on to sell more than 2 million copies. In the fall of 2013, Vertical Horizon released their latest album, "Echoes From The Underground."
Fastball is an American rock band that formed in Austin, Texas in 1995. With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, Fastball remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road these days. After rising to prominence in 1996 with the debut disc "Make Your Mama Proud," the trio exploded into a household name with the 1998 breakthrough project "All the Pain Money Can Buy," joining the likes of fellow artfully spun acts like The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, The Jayhawks, Cracker and the Ryan Adams-fronted Whiskeytown on the charts.
Tickets are $27, $37 and $47 each. For tickets visit www.Ticketmaster.com or come to the Island Box Office. The Friday show begins at 8 p.m. Must be 16 years of age or older to attend. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.