Spin Doctors Schedule
"Just go ahead now" and get your tickets to see the Spin Doctors as the band has shows lined
up. The Spin Doctors are scheduled to play with the Gin Blossoms at the Isleta Resort and Casino and in New York at the B.B.
King Blues Club & Grill. For years, the band has been playing one off shows here and there across the United States and
Europe. Keep an eye on the StubHub schedule for when new shows are announced.
About Spin Doctors
Doctors area an alternative rock band that formed in the late 1980s and is best known for its hits during the 1990s. The band
was initially named Trucking Company and included members like Eric Schenkman, John Popper, Chris Barron and later Aaron Comess
and Mark White. Many will recognize John Popper from his work with the band Blues Traveler, which he left the Trucking Company
(now Spin Doctors) to pursue full-time. When Aaron Comess and Mark White joined the band it switched from the Trucking Company
Moniker to Spin Doctors in 1989. By the start of the 1990s, the Spin Doctors were signed to a major label. That is, Frankie
LaRocka signed the Spin Doctors to Epic Records/Sony Music in 1991. It was not long after joining the major record label that
the Spin Doctors stated to remix its EP tracks and added songs from the live album HomeBelly Groove.
The breakthrough for the Spin Doctors was easily its debut album, Pocket Full of Kryptonite. It was released
during the summer of 1991. The band preferred a grassroots-style of obtaining fans, although as the band toured with bands
like Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler and Phis, its commercial success was undeniable. It was clear that the grassroots strategy
was less effective than MTV playing the singles "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes" on constant rotation that summer.
The videos were entertaining and great play for MTV, as the filmmaker Rich Murray directed the videos. After MTV took a liking
to the Spin Doctors, so did the public. The album officially went Gold in the United States in 1992. The year the band performed
on Saturday Night Live. What is more is that in 1993 the album Pocket Full of Kryptonite when Triple Platinum, having sold
over 5 million copies in the United States. The Spin Doctors found popularity with an international audience too. The band
sold an additional 5 million copies worldwide.
The Spin Doctors released a second album in 1994. The album was called
Turn It Upside Down. While it did not get the attention as the band's debut album, it sold a million copies in the United
States, as well as across the pond. The band's single off the second album, "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast," was #42 on the
pop music chart. The band played the festival scene in 1994 with renowned Woodstock '94 and Glastonbury Festival. It was not
long after playing the festival circuit that the band released Turn It Upside Down. The next release was You've Got to Believe
in Something in 1996, which was accompanied by a tour and performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. It was clear
that the Spin Doctors had gained commercial success and was confirmed by having been asked to contribute to the opening song
for the television show Spin City. Unfortunately, after the lackluster sales of You've Got to Believe in Something, Epic dropped
the band. After a couple of years, the Spin Doctors were signed by Uptown/Universal to release Here Comes the Bride. Due to
various issues with the band members, the Spin Doctors took a break until September 2001.
During the break, Chris Baron
worked with Give Daddy Five and even composed music with his former band mate John Popper of Blues Traveler. The two musicians
also worked with Jeff Cohen, who was a BMI executive at the time. In 2001, the Spin Doctors original lineup took the stage
at Wetlands in New York City. The band decided to keep it up for a bit with irregular shows until releasing a new studio album
called Nice Talking to Me. There was a single that was placed on the film, Grandma's Boy. The band has continued to play shows
here and there across the United States and Europe and toured for the 20th anniversary of Pocket Full of Kryptonite. In 2013,
the Spin Doctors produced and released its most recent studio album, If the River Was Whiskey.
Spin Doctors Trivia
Spin Doctors had an appearance on Sesame Street on which they performed a version of "Two Princes" to teach others about sharing.
During a gig in Berkeley, California, the Spin Doctors lost their original guitarist, Eric Schenkman. During the set, he walked
off stage and the band replaced him with Anthony Krizan. Schenkman acknowledged both musical and personal differences between
he and the band. Krizan stayed in the band until 1996 when he left for reasons unknown. At that time, he was replaced by Eran
Tabib. What is interesting is that the Spin Doctors auditioned close to 200 candidates before selecting Tabib. Despite a long
vetting process for the guitarist, the Spin Doctors experienced another loss when Mark White left the band during the recording
of Here Comes the Bride. The Spin Doctors called upon the original member, Aaron Comess to complete the recording. This album
proved challenging, as Chris Barron lost his voice due to a vocal cord paralysis during while on tour to support it. At the
time, the singer was told that he might never talk or sing comparable to what he did. Luckily for Barron and the Spin Doctors,
his voice returned and he was back on stage.
Spin Doctors Live Show Experience
The Spin Doctors have been
known for providing audiences with their monies worth by playing long shows. And would even be double-billed with friends
in other bands, like Blues Traveler, as the members of both acts would join stage together. There are a handful of Spin Doctors'
songs that are not released, but are passed around having been recorded at live shows. It is a practice that was also common
with bands like the Grateful Dead. According to a Rolling Stones Magazine article, "The (Spin) Doctors aren't trying to blaze
new trails. They know we've been down this way with the Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and a few of their other touchstones. But
the proof—plenty of it—is in the party." The Spin Doctors are not one to miss when audiences can catch them play
a one-off show. Don't miss your chance to see them live!