SOUTH BEND, IN - World-renowned, multi-platinum rockers Everclear are coming to Four Winds Field on June 3 as a part of South Bend's BEST. WEEK. EVER. to celebrate the 20th anniversary of So Much For The Afterglow. Everclear will be joined by special guests Vertical Horizon and Fastball. South Bend is one of 34 stops on the nationwide tour.
For over two decades, Everclear's sound has reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of Art Alexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records, Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum. In 2015 the band released their ninth studio album titled Black Is The New Black via The End Records/ADA. Everclear is comprised of Art Alexakis (Vocals/Guitar), Freddy Herrera (Bass/Background Vocals), Davey French (Guitar/Background Vocals), and Jake Margolis (Drums).
"It's hard to believe we made this record 20 years ago," said Art Alexakis. "Even though I'm in a different place now than the guy who first wrote and sang these songs, and even though faces, voices, and relationships change, the songs still feel relevant and vital every time we play them live. I can't wait to play the whole record for the first time with the guys in Everclear now. It's going to be awesome!"
Best. Week. Ever. runs May 29 - June 4 and is a week-long collection of experiences across South Bend celebrating its culture, progress, and creativity as a community.
"We're excited to bring another concert to Four Winds Field and be a part of the BEST. WEEK. EVER." said South Bend Cubs Team President Joe Hart. "Last season we tried to bring a few different concerts to South Bend but the timing just didn't work out. In addition to the South Bend Cubs game on May 29 and all the festivities planned for the area, it truly will be the best week ever!"
In an effort to address a critical charitable need, Everclear will be donating $1 per ticket sold at each show to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to career musicians, venue workers, production staff, crew members, and their families suffering from injury, illness or disability. Funds raised from the tour will pay for medical procedures, doctor visits, prescriptions, and vital living expenses.
General admission tickets are $25 in advance and go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the South Bend Cubs Box Office at Four Winds Field, logging on to SouthBendCubs.com or calling 574-235-9988. Additional VIP packages will also be available. Contact the South Bend Cubs Box Office for details.
About the South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 29 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.
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