Alien Ant Farm’s latest tour brings them to Mesa

Imagine, daydreaming at a dull desk job, with your feet up, thinking “Wouldn’t it be cool if the human species were placed on earth and cultivated by alien intelligence? ... Maybe the aliens added us to an atmosphere that was suitable for us, and they’ve been watching us develop and colonize, kind of like what a kid does with an ant farm, where the aliens are the kids and humans are the ants.”

According to the bio at http://www.alienant, that’s how Alien Ant Farm guitarist Terry Corso came up with the band’s unconventional name.

Alien Ant Farm brings its Anticipation Tour to Grand Junction on Friday, Sept. 9, at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St.

Alien Ant Farm’s members Dryden Mitchell, vocals; Tye Zamora, bass; Mike Cosgrove, drums; and Corso, got together in 1996 in Riverside, Calif., and played their first show that year.

The band released “Anthology,” its major-labor debut in March 2001 and, accorded to its website, Corso described the disc as “new, emotional, romantic yet totally metal.”

“Anthology” included the band’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and the version was featured in the 2001 film “American Pie 2.”

The album was a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart and also was No. 1 in Australia.

“Anthology” was followed by the albums “Truant” in 2003, “Up in the Attic” in 2006 and “The Best of Alien Ant Farm” hit the stores in 2008.

In Grand Junction, Alien Ant Farm’s Anticipation Tour show will include music from ACIDIC and Abused Romance.

Concert doors will open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 for the all ages show.

Call 241-1717 for information.

— Compiled by Tammy Gemaehlich


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