Toad the Wet Sprocket made music headlines in the late '80s and early '90s featuring an eclectic alternative rock sound that pairs a number of musical stylings, including rock, country, pop and folk. The band was founded by Glen Philips, Randy Guss, Dean Dinning and Todd Nichols. Their native California roots can be identified throughout their easy listening classics and adult contemporary tunes. In the early to mid-90s, the group had four Top 40 hits in the charts, including "Walk on the Ocean," "Fall Down," "All I Want" and "Somethings Always Wrong."
Toad the Wet Sprocket Tours and Festivals
Toad the Wet Sproket has opened for some of the biggest bands and headlined tours and festivals all over the world. At a Toad the Wet Sprocket concert, you can expect a mellow, contagious vibe that makes you feel warm, chill and zen-like with an overall sensation of happiness and positive self-reflection. The alternative rock group has been a staple at summer music festivals for nearly 30 years at places like Lowell Summer Music Festival in Boston and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The band currently has a Toad the Wet Sproket tour in smaller, more intimate venues across the US, such as at Atlanta Botanical Garden and Charleston Music Hall.
Where can I buy Toad the Wet Sprocket tickets?
Toad the Wet Sprocket is currently touring North America at some of the best music venues in cities across the US. Spaces are highly limited, and shows are selling out fast, so visit StubHub for tickets today before they run out.
How did the original band members meet, and did they stay together?
All four band members of Toad the Wet Sprocket went to high school together in Santa Barbara, Calif. They met in theater class and started playing music together in the basement of Randy Guss's home. They even recorded their first album, Bread & Circus, while they were still in high school. After initially gaining success in the '90s, their singles began to dwindle in popularity. The group split in 1998, and Glen Philips pursued a mediocre solo career only to reunite the group in 2009. Unlike many other groups that split up, Toad the Wet Sprocket still performed as a single unit at music festivals and various on-time gigs, such as at benefits and charity functions when the band was split up. However, it did not officially regroup until 2009. In 2013, it launched a new album, New Constellation, that was primarily made possible by fan crowdfunding.
Which artists are similar to Toad the Wet Sprocket?
Many people find minor similarities between Toad the Wet Sprocket and REM. They are also often compared to The Cranberries, Dave Matthews Band, Gin Blossoms, The Rembrandts, The Refreshments, Sting, The Verve Pipe, Frente! and Hootie & the Blowfish.
Does Toad the Wet Sprocket tour this year?
This year, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the Toad the Wet Sprocket tour. They will be playing live shows and concerts all across North America in big cities like Chicago and smaller cities like Fort Wayne.
What is the meaning behind Toad the Wet Sprocket's name?
The mischievous and humorous behavior of the band members in Toad the Wet Sprocket is evident in the source of their name. The group named themselves Toad the Wet Sprocket from a classically comical Monty Python sketch.
Which popular Toad the Wet Sprocket song was their breakthrough hit?
"All I Want" was the breakout hit for Toad the Wet Sprocket. It was featured on their third album, Fear. Interestingly, the song was nearly not selected to be a part of the album.Back to Top
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