Oh, they’re not THAT old, but it’s their birthday and we hope there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly ribbing, eh? Everclear, fronted by 43-year-old Art Alexakis, are in their prime and just getting their second wind.

To celebrate the first decade, Everclear is releasing Ten Years Gone – The Best of Everclear 1994-2004.

Starting in Philadelphia on November 3rd and wrapping in Phoenix December 5th, the band will commemorate the occasion by giving each concert-goer a souvenir, specifically Closure, a free CD featuring unreleased live and acoustic tracks.

And finally, Everclear has its own official fan club. By logging onto www.everclearonline.com, fans can purchase pre-sale tix that give them early admission to the shows and opportunities to meet the band afterward.

Alexakis is known for writing songs about growing up in the Generation X era and the financial struggles implicit with that age group (“Wonderful,” “I Will Buy You A New Life”). He is also politically active and was recently an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention, representing a district in his home city of Portland, Ore.

Tour stops include New York, Sayerville (N.J.) Chicago, Boise, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego.