Everclear, Local H, and Marcy Playground are going on tour together

The nostalgia-oozing outing spans 27 dates kicking off in mid-May

Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H teaming up for summer tour
Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H teaming up for summer tour

    Lest anyone tell you rock is dead, simply point them to Everclear’s remarkably robust Summerland Tour. Now entering into its sixth year, the nostalgia fest has routinely found the ’90s alt rockers behind “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine” recruiting their contemporaries from the era for massive jaunts through the US. Summerland alums include Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Gin Blossoms, and The Toadies, and this year’s lineup stays firmly on brand—joining Everclear will be “Bound For the Floor” rockers Local H and “Sex and Candy” purveyors Marcy Playground.

    “This year the Summerland Tour will be a different look at ’90s alternative and the different facets of what it’s about,” says Everclear frontman Art Alexakis. “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. With Everclear, we’re going to play the hits we always play, but we’re also going to mix it up. Every night will be a little different; there’ll be a few surprises every show.”

    (Read: Ranking: Every Alternative Rock No. 1 Hit from Worst to Best)

    And though you may enter with tongue planted firmly in cheek, do know that our own writer found herself “verklempt” while covering the 2012 outing. Nostalgia’s a helluva drug, but no amount of lame, cash-grab compilations—of which Everclear is notoriously guilty—can turn Sparkle and Fade into anything but a great, 90s-era rock album.


    The 27-date outing kick off in Dallas on May 17th and runs through early July. See the full Summerland itinerary below, and grab tickets here.

    Summerland 2018 Tour Dates:
    05/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
    05/18 – New Braunfels, TX @ River Road Ice House
    05/19 – Buda, TX @ Buck’s Backyard
    05/23 – Nashville, TN @ Topgolf
    05/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead
    05/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
    05/26 – Jupiter, FL @ Abacoa Ampitheater
    05/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    06/02 – Roanoke, VA @ Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges
    06/03 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
    06/05 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
    06/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s
    06/07 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
    06/11 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
    06/13 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
    06/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
    06/15 – Waupaca, WI @ Indian Crossing Casino
    06/16 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge – Outside Street Fest
    06/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
    06/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Brenton Skate Plaza
    06/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
    06/24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    06/27 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
    06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
    06/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
    06/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience
    07/01 – Big Bear Lake, CA @ The Cave

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