Sugar Ray - The 2014 Tour
The band that defined the 90s pop rock genre is back, and better than ever. Don't miss
Sugar Ray on their latest national tour, hitting every nook and cranny of the United States as they bring their extensive
catalog of songs to a venue near you. Don't mess them at: Omaha, NE; Riverside, IA; Springfield and Aurora, IL; Morrison,
CO; Kansas City, MO; Kettering and Columbus, OH; Traverse City and Clarkston, MI; Fort Wayne and Hammond, IN; Pittsburgh and
Jim Thorpe, PA; Oshkosh, WI; Prior Lake, MN; Boston, MA; Stamford, CT; Asbury Park and Atlantic City, NJ; Solomons, MD; Huntington,
NY; Glen Allen, VA; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; Clearwater and Orlando, FL; Houston and San Antonio, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Las
Vegas, NV; and Valley Center, Saratoga, Los Angeles, and Paso Robles, CA. Don't see a location near you? Have no fear! Keep
up to date on Sugar Rays constantly updating schedule right here at StubHub.com.
Sugar Ray has been pioneering the California
rock wave sensation for decades. Whether they're playing the biggest music festivals (Lakefront Music Fest, National Cherry
Festival), the most packed amphitheatres (LC Pavillion, Red Hat), or the most exciting casinos (Harrah's, Tulalip), Sugar
Ray always delivers a soulful and memorable show that will leave you pining for more musical melodies of the 90s.
Sugar Ray would form in the beautiful suburbs of Orange County, with Sugar Ray mainstays Mark McGrath and
Rodney Sheppard playing in a variety of bands in the area. The two would experiment with many different sounds and genres
during their formative years in the OC, including funk, pop rock, alternative, and reggae. The band would be together in some
iteration or another for a decade before officially forming into Sugar Ray. Former band names include The Tories and the Shrinky
Dinx. By the mid 90s, Sheppard, McGrath and the rest of the band would jump onto Atlantic Records, arriving on the name that
would last for the rest of the band's career - Sugar Ray.
The band's first album would drop in 1995, and while the band's
excitement and experimentation were evident on the album, it would fail to be a commercial success. The album made rounds
around the more dedicated alt aficionados that were becoming stronger on the music scene during the decade, and would lay
the groundwork for the success of their second album two years later.
1997 would see Sugar Ray breakout in a big way,
releasing a huge hit single and making an appearance in the major motion picture Father's Day (with Robin Williams). With
incredibly high expectations, the band would put out another album two years later that was another smash hit, culminating
in a performance at the iconic Woodstock festival.
The band would continue to release hit albums over the years and
pick up guest spots on film and television before going on de facto hiatus by mid-2000. They would hit the studio again in
late 2000, making a triumphant return to the scene. By 2010 the band would have a lineup shake-up, leaving founding members
McGrath and Sheppard as the only permanent members of Sugar Ray.
Sugar Ray's real breakout
would come in 1997, when they released the hit album Floored. Floored would chart across the spectrum, eventually hitting
#12 on the BillBoard 200. The album would be carried by "Fly", possibly the most iconic song for the band as well as one of
the most iconic songs of the decade.
Their follow up, 14:59, would be an impressive follow-up to the success of Floored
and Sugar Ray would do the impossible by creating a single to match "Fly". "Every Morning" would be the breakout hit on the
record and receive critical acclaim and extensive airplay. Today, "Every Morning" still hits the airwaves on alternative and
mainstream rock stations.
Sugar Ray's first foray into music in the new millennium would go platinum, featuring the
single "When It's Over" and having tracks included in multiple movie soundtracks. Their subsequent single "When It's Over"
would become another hit, charting in both the US as well as the UK.
Sugar Ray has cemented itself
into the fabric of musical Americana through its numerous appearances in film and television over the years. This includes
films such as Surf's Up and Scooby Doo, and popular Family Guy-esque animated series American Dad.
Mark McGrath has
grappled with the decision of attempting a solo career. Thankfully for Sugar Ray fans, Mark has so far stuck with band partner
Rodney whenever recording and releasing new material.
Supporting musicians for Sugar Ray often swap in and out depending
on their schedules. Mark McGrath and Rodney Sheppard are the only permanent fixtures of Sugar Ray. Supporters include Dean
Butterworth, Serge Dmitrijevic, Justin Bivona, and his brother, Jesse Bivona.
The Sugar Ray Concert Experience
the tips of your hair and grab your old Nirvana t-shirt and get ready for one of the best things to come out of the 90s. The
band's extensive catalog of iconic singles will keep you singing and jumping along with the band from start to finish. Whether
they're opening with "Every Morning" or closing with "Fly", this is going to be a snapshot of some of the most golden moments
of the 90s. Don't be afraid of getting overdosed on nostalgia - Sugar Ray's newest retinue of tracks from their most recent
albums have showed the band's staying power nearly two decades after their musical debut. What are you waiting for? Grab your