Tickets for the Gin Blossoms at Kewadin on sale tomorrowFriday, January 20, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Gin Blossoms, one of the greatest post grunge bands, is coming to Kewadin’s DreamMaker Theater Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $32.50 and go on sale January 21.
A decade and a half since defining that era’s post grunge pop rock experience with Hey Jealousy, Found Out About You and the Top Ten Billboard pop hits Till I Hear It From You and Follow You Down - and four years since the release of a Major Lodge Victory - an album Billboard called “an effortless triumph of melodic perfection” - Gin Blossoms are at the top of their seamless harmonic songwriting game with No Chocolate Cake.
Gin Blossoms have always benefited from that innate sense of chemistry and inspiration.
From the band's birth in their hometown of Tempe, Arizona, their fan base grew quickly as they earned a great reputation as a live act.
Readers of the Phoenix New Times chose them as the city's best rock band, qualifying them to play at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas in March, 1989.
Later that year, CMJ dubbed them the Best Unsigned Band in America and invited them to play MTV's New Music Awards in New York City.
Major label interest quickly followed - a mixed blessing reflected in the title of their 1992 full length debut New Miserable Experience, which followed their 1991 EP Up and Crumbling.
Gin Blossom’s trademark first hit Hey Jealousy, which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, was penned by founding member Doug Hopkins, who later committed suicide.
Miserable spawned four more singles: Mrs. Rita, Found Out About You, Allison Road and Until I Fall Away.
Between album releases, Gin Blossoms scored a major hit with Till I Hear From You from the soundtrack to the film Empire Records, which went Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 5 on the Mainstream Rock, Modern Rock and AC Top 40 charts.
Congratulations I'm Sorry, the Blossom's final original album of the decade, hit #10 on the Billboard Top 200 and included two more hits: Follow You Down which spent 10 weeks in the Top Ten and As Long As It Matters.
Gin Blossoms then took a lengthy hiatus, during which time some of the members pursued outside band endeavors - Wilson launched Gas Giants, Valenzuela fronted Low Watts and released a solo album and Johnson joined Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.
In 2002, the band reunited for an 80 date U.S. tour and released the critically acclaimed Major Lodge Victory in 2006.
The song Learning The Hard Way was a hit at AC Radio.
Tickets for the show can be purchased on line at www.kewadin.com or by calling 1-800-KEWADIN.