Seminal rock bands LIVE and BUSH are joining forces for "The Alt-Imate Tour", a high-powered co-headline summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone". Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 cities across the country, kicking off June 6 in Mashantucket, Connecticut, with stops in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more before wrapping September 8 in Rochester, Michigan at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.
"We are thrilled to be touring this summer with LIVE," says BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale. "The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer."
"BUSH is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer. I'm really looking forward to spending the summer with them," said LIVE frontman Ed Kowalczyk. "I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show."
Released in 1994 and fueled by blockbuster No. 1 singles "Lightning Crashes", "Selling The Drama", "Glycerine", "Comedown" and "Machinehead", breakthrough albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone" sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were spotlighted on Rolling Stone's list, "1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year," and remain timeless favorites, thanks to radio staples that include "Everything Zen", "Little Things", "I Alone" and "All Over You".
"It's an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people," says Kowalczyk. "And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them. With 'Throwing Copper', we were taking on big things with a big sound. Love, truth, birth, death, philosophy, religion, spirituality...we were asking the perennial questions and poking around for answers with this massive and dynamic sound. It attracted people from all over the world. We were inviting them to imagine that rock and roll could be a valid forum for exploring these types of things...we built it and they came."
"'Sixteen Stone' propelled us onto the musical landscape," says Rossdale. "Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people's lives and that is the highest compliment available. We've continued to make music that resonates with people."
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass program. Artist presales are also available now through Thursday, March 14 at 10 p.m. local time.
Jun. 06 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino - The Grand Theater
Jun. 07 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Jun. 08 - Burlington, Ontario, Canada @ Spencer Smith Park - Sound of Music Festival
Jun. 11 - Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Jun. 13 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jun. 14 - Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Jun. 15 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 26 - Appleton, WI @ Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
Jul. 27 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino
Jul. 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Jul. 30 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Aug. 02 - Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
Aug. 03 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Aug. 06 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Aug. 07 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 09 - Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino - West Side Pavilion
Aug. 10 - Costa Mesa, CA @ OC Fair
Aug. 11 - Tucson, AZ @ AVA Casino
Aug. 14 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Aug. 16 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Aug. 18 - Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place
Aug. 20 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Aug. 23 - Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
Aug. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
Aug. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Aug. 27 - Allentown, PA @ The Great Allentown Fair
Aug. 29 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep. 04 - Dayton, OH @ The Rose Music Center at The Heights
Sep. 06 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Allegan, MI @ Allegan County Fair
Sep. 08 - Rochester, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre