Collective Soul - The 2014 Tour
Putting the grunge in post-grunge since since 1992, Collective Soul is back on
the road again, performing in another whirlwind tour across North America, bringing their impressive catalog hits to a venue
near you. Don't miss them when they're in: Edmonton and Calgary, AB; Saskatoon, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Kitchener, ON; Sacramento,
CA; Fayetteville, GA; Council Bluffs, IA; Sandy, UT; Scottsdale, AZ; Walker, MN; and Fond Du Lac, WI. Keep up to date on Collective
Soul's tour schedule using the best ticket site on the web - StubHub!
Whether they're playing in North America's most
important festivals (Sacramento Music Festival, Big Music Fest, MoonDance Jam) or packing the biggest venues (The Ranch Roadhouse,
The Oak, Cowboys Dance Hall), Collective Soul consistently delivers the most memorable experiences that the alt/post-grunge
scene has to offer. Tickets are selling out fast - get yours today!
About Collective Soul
Ed Roland would be the principal driving force behind the Collective Soul's formation. Ed started his foray into music early
in life, studying music while at the Boston music mecca Berklee College of Music. He would go on to work in Real 2 Reel studios
for nearly a decade while dabbling in different side projects, to varying degrees of success. His solo venture, titled Ed-E
Roland would drop in 1991, with Ed soon recruiting an entourage of musicians, including his brother Dean Roland, Shane Evans,
Will Turpin, and Ross Childress. This new collective would dub themselves Collective Soul, and with the release of their first
big hit "Shine", would become an underground sensation. Atlantic Records would hear the bands single and subsequently sign
them to a recording deal.
Atlantic would re release their demo and the band would skyrocket to popularity, hitting the
tour circuit and playing at Woodstock. The band would have legal troubles with their former management, which would put the
bands momentum on hold temporarily through the mid 90s. The band's popularity would falter slightly, and face a lineup shakeup,
but would emerge in 2004 under their very own newly created label El Music Group. Their first album after the switch would
leave Collective Soul unhindered to explore any musical avenue of their choosing, and their following album would be one of
their biggest successes yet.
The band would continue to steamroll the rock scene, with their music making appearances
on American Idol and the band playing on Jay Leno as well as Craig Ferguson. The band would be received into the Georgia Music
Hall of Fame, a particular honor for frontman Ed Roland because of his roots in the Georgia music scene. While their lineup
would receive a few more shakeups, Collective Soul is a rock legacy that is still putting our new and innovative albums today.
The band's breakout hit, and possibly still their most well known song yet, was the early 90s single
"Shine" on their first demo, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. The demo's re release in 1993 would go double-platinum
and be the big bang that propelled the band to stardom. The band's self titled follow up, notably more polished than Hints
Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, would garner numerous huge hits in "December", "Where The River Flows", "The World I Know"
and "Gel", with all four singles charting as #1 or #2 top 10 hits.
The band would bring some frustration into the recording
room with 1997's Disciplined Breakdown, which would be compounded by the album's relatively small initial sales. The bar had
been set high with the band's previous album Collective Soul, and while Disciplined Breakdown would eventually go platinum
with two #1 hits ("Previous Declaration", "Listen").
Their fourth consistent platinum album would be Dosage, carried
by the record setting single "Heavy", which demonstrated the band's innovation while still retaining their unique sound and
energy. Other hits off the album included "Run" and "No More, No Less"
The band would experience a renaissance in 2004
with their sixth release Youth, which would hit the Billboard 200 hard and record a plethora of hit singles, including "Counting
the Days" and "How Do You Love". The band would experience a decade more of successful songwriting, even as band members meandered
back and forth from Collective Soul pioneering their own side projects. Their much anticipated ninth studio album See What
You Started By Continuing is due out in mid 2014.
Frontman Ed Roland has an impressive resume of
side projects, including his 2013 collaboration Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project. Devils 'n Darlins at the end of 2013
and is a testament to Roland's dynamism. Other projects include Will Turpin + The Way and Kings of Chaos.
Collective Soul Concert Experience
Shivers go down your spine as the lights drop and Collective Soul - now featuring
Ed Roland, Dean Roland, Will Turpin, Johnny Rabb, and Jesse Triplett - make their way on stage. Whether they open with hits
from Youth or dig deep into the archives and pull out their number one "Shine", get ready to experience everything that made
the 80s/90s grunge scene what it was. Tickets are selling out fast - grab yours today, on StubHub.