Summer Stage Concert Series: Toad the Wet Sprocket, Smash Mouth, and Tonic
Arvada CO 80005
========================= $39.00 Lawn Seating
$45.00 Covered Reserved
$69.00 Covered Reserved Buy Tickets
1990s Power Gold hit makers Toad the Wet Sprocket, Smash Mouth and Tonic stop in Denver for live concert at Arvada Center.
Toad the Wet Sprocket, Smash Mouth and Tonic
Presented by Swallow Hill Music and The Arvada Center
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Times and Pricing:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME!
Reserved Covered - $62 & $59
GA Lawn - $39
In the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens adopted the monicker as a joke for their first gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.
Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. After Bread & Circus, they followed with Pale in 1990, fear in ’91, Dulcinea in 1994, and Coil in 1997, as well as some compilation and rarities compilations along the way. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts.
Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. It’s official: TOAD IS BACK.
"We've got so many hits on this new record it's ridiculous" says Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. Harwell oughta know a thing or two about hit songs. His band has charted more hits than a World War II battleship. Smash Mouth, the band that's given you such memorable songs as "All-Star," "Walkin' on the Sun," "Then the Morning Comes," and "I'm a Believer," is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD MAGIC.
MAGIC is a no-holds-barred party from start to finish. First-listen gems such as "Flippin' Out" and "Magic" jump out at you like a barrel full of monkeys. Smash Mouth's new CD MAGIC is the perfect soundtrack for your year 'round fun in the sun, baby.
With six top 10 singles, over 4 million records sold, multiple Grammy nominations, platinum albums, hit songs around the world including the #1 most-played rock song of 1998, it is safe to say that Tonic is a musical powerhouse. Merging the raw honesty of rock with their unabashed melodies Tonic have helped usher rock n roll into the new millennium.
Many bands would be content with that sort of history. Tonic breaks the mold. The band is back in the studio after a two-year sabbatical, working on new material to be released in the Fall of 2015. “When we play music together it feels like going home,” explains singer and guitarist Emerson Hart. “Getting together, playing some rock-n-roll: it’s the best feeling in the world.” Hart founded Tonic with guitarist Jeff Russo – a childhood friend – adding bassist Dan Lavery shortly after inception. After storming the charts with debut album Lemon Parade and its monster hit “If You Could Only See,” the band released two additional studio albums (Sugar, the twice Grammy-nominated
Head On Straight and the self-titled Tonic).
You must have a special promo code in order to purchase discounted tickets. Special promo codes are available for Arvada Center subscribers and donors and Swallow Hill Music members . Please be aware of unauthorized ticket resellers and promo- code providers. These entities are not endorsed by and/or partners of the Arvada Center. Legit and valid promo codes will come directly from Arvada Center, Swallow Hill Music and KBCO. Please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720 -898-7200 with any questions.
Program subject to change.