Under The Sun Tour
Co-created by Mark McGrath to celebrate the alternative pop explosion that was the Nineties, the Under the Sun Tour features an array of artists performing the music that dominated the international airwaves for a decade.
A quarter-century ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler, who had known each other since their early teens—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill—gathered in the basement of their drummer’s parents’ Princeton, NJ, home and the seeds were born for a band who have released a total of nine studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of their illustrious career, Blues Traveler have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Sugar Ray was groundbreaking from the get-go, including among their ranks a real live DJ – unheard of in a rock band at that time. Kicking off with 1995’s “Lemonade and Brownies,” the Newport Beach quintet unleashed a series of albums that front man Mark McGrath describes as “love letters to the music we loved, with no irony just pure enthusiasm.” 1997’s “Floored” proved to be Sugar Ray’s popular breakthrough, earning double platinum certification from the RIAA, fueled in part by the #1 hit single, “Fly.” The 1999 album, “14:59” was a triple platinum sensation, yielding a sun-kissed string of unforgettable pop classics including “Someday,” “Falls Apart,” and still another #1 smash in “Every Morning.” The hits kept coming, with 2001’s platinum-certified “Sugar Ray” making a top ten debut on the Billboard 200, propelled by yet another hit single/video, “When It’s Over.”
Collectively the band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their number one hits – “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star” – they have consistently impacted radio with other recognizable hits like “Then the Morning Comes”, “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”, and a cover of The Monkees classic “I’m a Believer”, which was prominently featured on the Shrek soundtrack.
There were many pseudo-hippie, jam-oriented blues rockers in New York during the early ’90s, but only the Spin Doctors made it big. And they made it big because not only could they immerse themselves in a groove, they also had concise pop skills. “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes” were cleverly written singles, full of clean, blues-inflected licks and ingratiating pop melodies. Pocket Full of Kryptonite had been around for nearly a year when MTV and radio began playing “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” but once they started playing it, they couldn’t stop. The Spin Doctors became an overnight sensation, selling millions of albums around the world. (allmusic.com)
Tickets are $60, $45 or $25 plus tax and an online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased in the Gift Shop). Tickets are on sale in the Gift Shop and online.
Hotel packages are available by calling 877-677-3456. Packages are $360, $330 or $290 and include a one night stay in a deluxe king or double queen room, two tickets to the show and two dinners at Robert’s Buffet. There are a limited number of hotel packages available.
Gates open approximately one hour prior to the show and the concert starts at 7pm. Reserved seating is provided in Tier 1. Tier 2 will be general admission within the section with chairs provided. Guests in the Tier 3 general admission section are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Seating is not provided in Tier 3. No outside coolers or beverages allowed. Per the Iowa Smokefree Act, smoking is not allowed on the concert grounds.
Concert open to all ages.