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Barenaked Ladies. From left, Jim Creeggan (bass), Kevin Hearn (keyboards), Ed Robertson (vocals/guitar) and Tyler Stewart (drums). (Photo by Edward Pond/courtesy of Artpark & Company)
Barenaked Ladies. From left, Jim Creeggan (bass), Kevin Hearn (keyboards), Ed Robertson (vocals/guitar) and Tyler Stewart (drums). (Photo by Edward Pond/courtesy of Artpark & Company)

'90s are back at Artpark: Barenaked Ladies return with 'Last Summer On Earth Tour,' Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket

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Fri, Jan 17th 2020 12:40 pm

‘Tuesdays in the Park’ concert event

Barenaked Ladies return to the Artpark Amphitheater with the sixth edition of their “The Last Summer On Earth Tour” on July 7 as part of the “Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank” concert series. Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.

“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the ‘Last Summer On Earth tour,” Barenaked Ladies vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson said. “Having Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket out with us is going to be a blast. That’s a lot of hits per night!”

Over the course of their remarkable career, Barenaked Ladies have written a variety of Top 20 hits (including radio staples “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “If I Had $1,000,000”), garnered two Grammy nominations, won eight Juno Awards, had Ben & Jerry’s and Lewiston’s own Hibbard’s Custard name ice cream flavors after them, wrote and recorded the theme song to the TV series “The Big Bang Theory,” and participated in the first-ever “space-to-earth musical collaboration” with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The band has also been inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and received a proclamation from Toronto Mayor John Tory declaring Oct. 1 “Barenaked Ladies Day.”

The band is currently working on a new album, which will be its 16th studio effort.

Formed in 1987 in the Arizona city of Tempe, Gin Blossoms' blockbuster 1992 album “New Miserable Experience” spawned four Top 40 hit singles (“Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” “Until I Fall Away” and “Allison Road”), sold more than 4 million units, and established the band as one of the top rock groups of that decade. More than 20 years later, Gin Blossoms continue to tour performing fan favorites, while also releasing new music, building on their already extensive catalogue.

Celebrating over 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket continue to make music and tour with the same spirit of unwavering independence that fans fell in love with on Billboard-charting hits like “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and “Fall Down.” The band share a special kind of musical chemistry that can only come from years of creating music with friends from high school.

Tickets for the 6 p.m. Artpark show are $37 for front-of-stage (standing-room-only) or reserved seating; and $15 general admission. Prices include a facility fee; additional fees apply for online and phone orders. Ticket prices in all sections increase by $5 the week of the show (Sunday-Tuesday).

Tickets can be purchased online at artpark.net or tickets.com; by phone at 1-888-223-6000; or in person at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, with extended hours Jan. 24 until 4 p.m.).

Visit artpark.net for additional information. More concert announcements are forthcoming.

Following their critically acclaimed 2019 tour with Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fanbase.

The multi-Platinum band first launched the “Last Summer On Earth” tour in 2012 – the year the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last – hence the title. Past support acts included Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall.

“We know the Mayan calendar was wrong about the end of the world, but could they have been that wrong?!?” Robertson asked. “C’mon out and rock with us like it’s your ‘Last Summer On Earth!’ ”

The band just launched Barenaked Bytes, the official Barenaked Ladies app. It will have news, information and merch. Fans who download the app will have first access to tickets and VIP packages with the purchase of a Barenaked Bytes bundle.

For “Last Summer On Earth 2020,” Barenaked Ladies will again partner with REVERB to make the tour more sustainable. Since 2004, Barenaked Ladies has worked with REVERB to reduce the environmental impact of touring while also giving back to local communities across the U.S. and Canada.

Visit barenakedladies.com, or to download Barenaked Bytes, visit the App Store and Google Play.

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