Better Than Ezra Tickets
Anyone remotely interested in rock music in the Nineties is familiar with the work of
Better Than Ezra, as their song Good was unavoidable for a long time during that decade. The band is much more than a one
hit wonder however, and they have continued to churn out some of the best, most polished alternative rock for decades. Their
loyal fan base has remained eager to see any and all Better Than Ezra live shows and the band is world renowned for their
energetic and captivating performances. Decades of playing together have allowed Better Than Ezra to perfect and tighten their
live show as well as hone their songwriting craft.
Ezralites, as the band's most devoted fans are known, will be thrilled
to know that Better Than Ezra have an exciting March 1st concert date lined up at House of Blues in New Orleans. As this is
the only date the band has set up so far in 2014, you can expect that fans will be coming from all over to catch their favorite
act playing live. If you are looking to spend a long weekend enjoying some world class rock, why not head to The Big Easy
to see Better Than Ezra on March 1st. Surely Better Than Ezra will set up some more dates throughout the year so check back
on StubHub regularly to find out when they will be hitting the stage in your town.
About the Band
Than Ezra first got together in 1988 when all of the members of the band were attending Louisiana State University. They played
their first show at the Baton Rouge watering hole Murphy's and early on played several bars and parties in the LSU area. They
released their first demo tape, Chimes Street Demo, in 1988 and followed that by their self released debut Surprise in 1990
which was available only in cassette. In 1993 they released their first widely distributed album, Deluxe, on their own label
Swell Records. The catchy pop inspired tunes garnered the attention of record label execs and soon major labels were approaching
Better Than Ezra with contracts. Elektra won the war and signed Better Than Ezra with an agreement to re-release Deluxe. That
is precisely what Elektra Records did in 1995 and the album went platinum by the end of the year based on the strength of
the number one hit single Good. The band released two more albums with Elektra Records but neither proved to be as successful
as the smash hit Deluxe. After being dropped from Elektra, Better Than Ezra continued making music and releasing albums through
different record labels. They have released seven studio albums: Surprise, Deluxe, Friction, Baby, How Does Your Garden Grow?,
Closer, Before the Robots, and Paper Empire. Although Better Than Ezra have not released an album since 2009 they continue
to play live shows much to the delight of Ezralites everywhere.
After self releasing their
second full length album Deluxe, Better Than Ezra went on a national tour often playing house parties and frat parties and
word about this amazing band spread like wildfire. Eventually copies of the album fell into the hands of major record labels
and a bidding war ensued. Eventually the band decided to sign with Elektra Records who re-released Deluxe in 1995 along with
releasing the song Good as a single and having the band record a video for the song. Good received major airplay on MTV as
well as radio stations across the world. The song was one of the biggest hits of the year and propelled Deluxe to number one
on the Billboard charts. The album went platinum within a year and Better Than Ezra was one of the hottest alternative rock
acts in the world. Suddenly there were millions of Ezralites all over the world all eager to see what the band would do next.
Fans have been waiting for months, if not years, for this night to come and finally as the lights
lower you begin to see Better Than Ezra making their way out onto the stage. The crowd erupts in applause as the trio picks
up their guitars and approach their instruments. The crowd continues to applaud and bounce around as the opening beats begin
to drop and the band busts into hits like Good, Juicy, Absolutely Still, or Extra Ordinary. The crowd once again erupts and
sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. After making music together for decades, the trio have developed chemistry
both in the studio and on the stage that is undeniable and makes their live show a spectacle to behold. The high energy output
from the band translates perfectly to the crowd and you spend the entire night dancing and singing along.
has been a lot of speculation as to the origin of the name Better Than Ezra but the most common theories both involve literary
references. One is that it is taken from a quote in Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and the other is that it is a reference
to the poet Ezra Pound, whose name also happens to be the name of the first song on the band's first album.