New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
COLLECTIVE SOUL's 25-year tradition of non-stop touring kicked off in Englewood, NJ on February 12 and will continue throughout the rest of the year. In addition to various headlining shows booked throughout April, the band will join forces with Better Than Ezra
and special guest Tonic
for the "Just Looking Around 2020" summer tour that will launch May 29 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The multi-Platinum rockers--E Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Jesse
Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals)—Better Than Ezra and Tonic
will be offering VIP packages, which include band meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. VIP packages for COLLECTIVE SOUL will be available starting Wednesday, March 18, and VIP packages for Better Than Ezra
will be available starting Thursday, March 19 on their respective official websites. Exclusive pre-sales go on sale Wednesday, March 18 at 12pm ET, and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 20 at 10am local time.
View and embed the tour announcement video at the link here: https://youtu.be/4XSisGsC2SM.
"Touring with Tonic
and Better Than Ezra
is a beautiful combination of music and friends," says COLLECTIVE SOUL bassist Will Turpin. "Playing with BTE and Tonic
always has the feeling of a fun musical family reunion," continues guitarist Dean Roland. "I can't wait for the tour. Emerson and Kevin
will probably get sick of seeing me on the front row singing along. They'll just have to deal with it though."
"This tour is all about good times, great friends, and amazing nights of music," Better Than Ezra
Griffin declares. "We're fired up to spend the summer with Collective
Soul and Tonic. Put on your dancing shoes."
"Collective Soul is more than Just an amazing Rock band to us in the Tonic
world," proclaims Tonic
singer Emerson Hart. "Yes, we have had some of our finest nights with them on stages around this country of ours through the many years on the road, but at the heart of it, they are family. Collective
Soul, Better Than Ezra
is an unstoppable summer night of hits."
As previously announced, COLLECTIVE SOUL will be taking part of what is now one of the most eagerly awaited days for true music fans, Record Store Day (Saturday, June 20) with the release a limited edition 45 rpm/180g vinyl EP exclusively to independent record stores only entitled HALF & HALF. It features covers of "Opera Star" (Crazy Horse and Neil Young), "The One I Love
" (R.E.M.), and two brand new songs. For participating stores, fans can go to Recordstoreday.com.
COLLECTIVE SOUL's highly anticipated tenth studio album, BLOOD, was released June 21, 2019 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band's official website. It garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard's charts, including #3 on the "Alternative Albums" chart. Elsewhere, it debuted at #4 on the "Independent Albums" chart, #5 on the "Rock Albums" chart, #12 on the "Digital Albums" chart, #15 on the "Top Current Albums" chart, and #19 on the "Internet Albums" chart.
Check out COLLECTIVE SOUL at any of the following stops, including the shows with Better Than Ezra
Sat 4/4 Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort and Hotel
Thu 4/16 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center - Mars Music
Fri 4/17 New Brockton, AL Bama Slam Saloon
Sat 4/18 Kissimmee, FL Sunset Walk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando (FREE)
Thu 4/23 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Fri 4/24 Macon, GA Macon City Auditorium
Sun 4/25 Jacksonville, FL Naval Station Mayport (free show for military)
Thu 5/14 Catoosa, OK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Fri 5/15 Richardson, TX Wildflower! Arts & Music
Sat 5/16 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino
Sat 5/30 Winchester, CA Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Fest
Fri 6/5 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Sat 6/6 Fort Collins, CO Taste of Fort Collins
Sat 7/11 Traverse City, MI National
Sat 7/18 Waukesha, WI Waukesha County Fair
"Just Looking Around 2020" Tour with COLLECTIVE SOUL/Better Than Ezra/Tonic:
Fri 5/29 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
Thu 6/11 Maryland Heights, MO St. Louis Music
Sat 6/13 Anderson, IN Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Mon 6/15 Bethlehem, PA Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Tue 6/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Wed 6/17 Oxon Hill, MD MGM National
Harbor (on sale April 3)
Fri 6/19 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall
Sat 6/20 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum
Sun 6/21 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Tue 6/23 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music
Center at The Heights
Wed 6/24 Highland
Park, IL Ravinia Festival (on sale April 28)
Sun 6/28 Roanoke, VA Berglund Coliseum
Wed 7/1 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
Thu 7/2 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
Fri 7/3 Orilla, ONT. Casino Rama Entertainment Centre (on sale April 18)
Fri 7/17 Minot, ND North Dakota State
Fair (on sale March 31)
Fri 7/24 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino Theater