Better Than Ezra - The 2014 Tour
Louisiana rock sensations Better Than Ezra are back, bringing their decade spanning
catalogue of hard hitting hits all across North America as they zig zag the continent in what is going to be the most exciting
alternative rock tour of the year. Don't miss these Baton Rouge mainstays as they head to a city near you, including: West
Hollywood, Anaheim, San Francisco, and Solana Beach, CA; Austin and Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH; Detroit,
MI; Saint Louis, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; and Louisville, KY. Don't see Better Than Ezra heading to a venue near
you? The band is constantly updating their tour schedule and always adding new and exciting performances all across the country.
Keep tabs on their latest tour dates right here on StubHub, your number one resource for concert tickets on the web!
the the most iconic concert halls (House of Blues, Louisville's Mercury Ballroom, Indianapolis' Vogue Theatre) to the most
happening clubs and lounges (Solana Beach's Belly Up, Austin's Emos), Better Than Ezra always delivers a uniquely energetic
music experience that blows away crowds and leaves critics talking for months. Don't miss out on what is shaping up to be
the most exciting musical event in alternative rock this year.
About Better Than Ezra
Forming in 1988,
Better Than Ezra was the musical brainchild of vocalist Kevin Griffin and Joel Rundell, who were joined by Tom Drummond and
Cary Bonnecaze. With Griffin and Rundell on guitar, Drummond slapping the bass and Bonnecaze on percussions, this first iteration
of Better Than Ezra would rock the local Louisiana music scene as all four members were pursuing academic studies at Louisiana
State University. With early performances in and around the cultural capital of Baton Rouge, the band soon hit the recording
studio and released self recorded demo Chimes Street, which laid the early foundation of the Better Than Ezra sound that would
catch on in Louisiana like wildfire.
The band would be struck by tragedy as lead guitarist Joel Rundell committed suicide,
leaving the band in limbo as they considered whether to move forward as a group of disband all together. The band decided
to stick it out and hit the local tour circuit, eventually being picked up by Swell Records in 1993. Their mainstream debut
would catch the eyes and ears of various larger labels, and the band soon signed on with Elektra Records and were propelled
into the national spotlight.
The band soon was putting out a constant stream of albums, all of which would be commercially
and critically successful as Better Than Ezra hits invaded the airways all across North America. The band continued their
success through the 90s and into the 2000s, though they would again shift record labels and sign with Beyond Records by the
early 2000s. At this point previous drummer Cary Bonnecaze had departed the band and been replaced by Travis McNabb, amongst
compensation drama that made its way all the way to a Louisiana courtroom.
After more lineup changes and a long decade
of consistent successful albums, the band's eight full length album strong discography speaks for itself as one of the most
definitive discographies in alternative rock history. Now working with The End Records, the band continues to put out cutting
edge music year after year as they retain their position as the crown princes of the alt rock music scene.
The band's debut release Deluxe would drop in 1993, and would be an immediate success as it climbed to the #3
position on the US Heat chart and the #35 position on the Billboard 200. The album would receive a coveted platinum certification
for sales within the United States, and an additional certification for gold from its loyal fanbase in Canada. The album spawned
three mega hit singles which ingrained themselves into 90s alternative Americana, including "Good", "In The Blood", and "Rosealia".
would be another year of Ezra as the band released Paper Empire on Megaforce Records. Under the masterful tutelage of producer
Warren Huart, the album lit up Billboard as it hit the #62 and #7 positions on the Top 200 and US Indie charts, respectively.
The album would be carried by the hit tracks "Summer Nights", "Absolutely Still" and "Just One Day", which received widespread
radio play across North America.
True fans already know this piece of trivia. Much like the Grateful
Dead has deadheads, Better Than Ezra has an alias for its diehard followers: Ezralites.
The Better Than Ezra
Whether they're leading off with rock anthem "King of New Orleans" or closing the show with the
heartfelt "Gonna Get Better", Better Than Ezra delivers a monumental performance experience that will leave you shouting for
endless encores. Between Griffin's distinct vocals and the band's ultimate jam session vibe, the Better Than Ezra Concert
experience is an adventure in alternative rock that few bands in the world can compare to. Don't hesitate to see these alt
rockers live - get your tickets today!