90s alt.rock giants Collective Soul have announced their “Just Looking Around” tour with Better Than Ezra and special guests Tonic. The 18-date North American run will kick off 29 May at Scottsdale, AZ’s Talking Stick Resort, and conclude 24 July at the Northern Quest Casino Theater in Airway Heights, WA.
Exclusive pre-sales begin this Wednesday, 18 March at 12:00 pm EDT, while general ticket sales open to the public on Friday, 20 March at 10:00 am local time. VIP packages for all three bands will also be offered on each acts’ individual websites. Fans of Collective Soul can get access to VIP packages starting 18 March, while Better Than Ezra and Tonic will be available on 19 March.
In a statement released earlier today, Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin declared, “This tour is all about good times, great friends and amazing nights of music”, adding, “We’re fired up to spend the summer with Collective Soul and Tonic. Put on your dancing shoes.”
With a sound steeped in Southern hard rock, soul and grunge, Collective Soul burst onto the airwaves in 1994 with their hit single, ‘Shine’, off their debut, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. ‘Shine’ topped Billboard’s Album Rock Track chart for eight straight weeks, leaving an indelible mark on the 90s alt.rock movement.
To date, the Atlanta-based five-piece have released a total of ten studio albums, including 2019’s Blood and 2015’s critically-acclaimed See What You Started by Continuing, which topped Billboard’s Alternative Album chart, and peaked at No.4 on the Rock Albums chart. The band have also been active in recent Record Store Days, reissuing Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid on vinyl for the very first time in 2018, while they’ll release a split 12” single, featuring two new songs, plus covers of R.E.M.’s ‘The One I Love’ and Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s ‘Opera Star’ for this year’s event on 20 June.
Visit the official artist site for ticket details and view the tour itinerary below.
Just Looking Around Tour Dates:
May 29 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
June 10 – Dubuque, IA – Q Casino
June 11 – Maryland Heights, MO – St. Louis Music Park
June 13 – Anderson, IN – Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
June 15 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
June 16 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 17 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National Harbor (on sale April 3)
June 19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Ovation Hall
June 20 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 23 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
June 24 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival (on sale April 28)
June 28 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Coliseum
July 1 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 2 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC
July 3 – Orilla, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre (on sale April 18)
July 17 – Minot, ND – North Dakota State Fair (on sale March 31)
July 24 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater