Gin Blossoms Schedule
The Gin Blossoms helped define a generation with their buoyant brand of alternative rock
music that was a welcome break from the grunge revolution that took over the airwaves in the first part of the 90s. It's hard
to believe that this group that peddles a melodic and jangling sound has been on the music scene for more than two decades!
If you're ready to reminisce with one of the bands that made the 90s legendary, make sure you check here on StubHub for the
Gin Blossoms' full touring schedule. To this day, the Gin Blossoms continue to play top-tier venues like the Napa Valley Expo
Center in Napa, California; The Stir Cove at Harrahs in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Harrahs Cherokee Resort Event Center in Cherokee,
North Carolina; Soaring Eagle Casino Concert Hall in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Grand Casino Mille Lacs Event Center in Onamia,
Minnesota; Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland; Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center in Verona, New York;
The Tulalip Amphitheatre in Marysville, Washington; Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio; and more!
The Gin Blossoms took shape in 1987 at the hands of founding fathers Bill Leen (bassist) and Doug Hopkins
(guitarist). Set against the Tempe, Arizona, backdrop, the Gin Blossoms' original lineup additionally featured Jesse Valenzuela
(vocalist); Chris McCann (drummer); and Richard Taylor (guitarist). The next year saw some turnover in the lineup as the band
wrestled to congeal. Dan Henzerling took McCann's spot and Robin Wilson took over for Taylor. Valenzuela and Wilson also swapped
places. In 1989, the band self-released an album called Dusted. A year later, they inked a deal with A&M. Up & Crumbling(1991)
was their debut EP, which cracked the mainstream with the track, "Hey Jealousy." Their full-length album, New Miserable Experience,
brimmed with tunes parallel to "Hey Jealousy," including "Found Out About You." The song garnered heavy radio airplay almost
a year after it first dropped, which boosted their album sales to more than one million copies. On the outside, everything
seemed to be going their way but the dynamic of the band told a different story. Hopkins struggled with depression and alcoholism,
which impacted the band during recording of the New Miserable Experience. He was let go soon after the album's arrival. Scott
Johnson stepped in as the new guitarist. A cloud of speculation draped over the band as to whether or not they would be able
to keep their momentum going minus Hopkins' contributions. Hopkins tragically killed himself at the end of 1993 even as the
tunes he had penned were saturating the airwaves.
"Till I Hear It from You" came out in the summer of 1995 as part of
the Empire Records' film soundtrack. The band's sophomore album,Congratulations... I'm Sorry,came out in early 1996 and fared
well on the charts but it faded from the charts within six months. After they completed their tour in support of the album,
the Gin Blossoms members went their separate ways in 1997. In 2001, the group participated in a reunion concert on New Year's
Eve. They additionally got together for a summer tour, stirring up some interest in a live DVD. Four years later, the band
unwrapped some original works - something they hadn't done since the 90s. Major Lodge Victory and No Chocolate Cake were the
results of their renewed efforts.
Gin Blossoms Albums
The Gin Blossoms discography is comprised of one
live album, two compilation albums, two EPs, five studio albums and 13 singles. Their studio albums include: Dusted (1989);
New Miserable Experience (1992); Congratulations... I'm Sorry (1996); Major Lodge Victory (2006); and No Chocolate Cake (2010).
Gin Blossoms Trivia
Ever wonder where Gin Blossoms got their name from? The band borrows their name from the
book, Hollywood Babylon. There's a photo of W.C. Fields that bears the caption, "W.C. Fields with gin blossoms."
Blossoms Concert Experience
The Gin Blossoms have plenty of experience under their belts and know a thing or two about
getting hordes of fans going. So don't spend another night glued to the TV and head out for a fun night of hypnotic music
presented by the Gin Blossoms. The concert experience is nothing short of spectacular, as any fan can confirm, but it's still
something that you have to embrace if you want to really appreciate it. When a unique group like the Gin Blossoms take the
stage, you don't have any excuses to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close and personal as the
Gin Blossoms look to put on yet another fantastic show for their extremely dedicated fan base.
You're in luck this year
to catch a live performance because the Gin Blossoms are making their way to Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, New York and more.
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