Everclear bringing Afterglow tour to Two Rivers

Everclear Photo credit: Paul Brown

Everclear Photo credit: Paul Brown

It’s like finding money in an old jacket, said Art Alexakis, lead singer for Everclear.

The songs released in 1997 haven’t gone anywhere, but to pull them out of their pocket, so to speak, is to discover them new.

Over the years, Everclear has played the hits off “So Much For The Afterglow,” Alexakis said, but more than half of the album’s 14 tracks hadn’t been played in concert in years.

Now the band is playing the entire album live and “it’s really fun,” Alexakis said in a phone interview earlier this week between concerts in Canada.

Alexakis and the “So Much For The Afterglow” 20th Anniversary Tour will be back in the U.S. and in Grand Junction for a show at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Two Rivers Convention Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.

On the tour with Everclear is Vertical Horizon and Fastball — “it’s exciting to be playing with these guys,” Alexakis said.

All three bands formed in the ‘90s and continue to draw fans who have followed them for years or are newer to their music.

“I wouldn’t do this tour if people didn’t want me to,” Alexakis said.

He said Everclear was inundated with requests for an anniversary tour for its 1995 album, “Sparkle And Fade.” So they did it and it was successful, and then “we got 10 times as many (requests) to do this one.”

“I’ve really enjoyed playing all these songs,” he said.

“California King” is a blast. “Why I Don’t Believe in God” is intense and still emotional for him.

While the world has changed since 1997, many things are similar and fans continue to identify with the Everclear’s lyrics and music, Alexakis said.

Advance ticket for this concert cost $34 for students or $39 for adults and can be purchased at MonumentalEvents.com, by calling 800-626-8497, at the self-serve kiosk at Two Rivers Convention Center or at the box office in Avalon Theatre.

Ticket prices increase $7 the day of the show.


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