Summer Fun With ‘Under The Sun’

Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth gather up Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball for a summer romp beginning in Texas.  Playing both coasts and plenty of venues in between, look for this one at your favorite outdoor theatre.

Photo: Andi Kling
Filene Center At Wolf Trap, Vienna, Va.

Yes, there are a lot of amphitheatres and other outdoor stages slated for “Under The Sun.”  Sheds such as The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif., DTE Energy Music Theatre located north of Detroit in Clarkston, Mich., the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, N.J., and the Filene Center At Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va.

What do you get for your dollar?  Lots of memories, according to Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath.

“Number 1 songs from the nineties?  Check,” McGrath said.  “A giant party under the summer sun?  Check.  Five multi-platinum bands with quick changeovers?  Check. It’s gonna be a bitchin’ summer.”

Here’s the plan:

July 4 – El Paso, Texas, Socorro Entertainment Center
July 6 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Beach
July 7 – San Diego, Calif., Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
July 10 – Livermore, Calif., The Concerts At Wente Vineyards
July 11 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery
July 12 – Lincoln, Calif., Thunder Valley Casino
July 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
July 14 – Tucson, Ariz., Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
July 16 – Sandy, Utah, Sandy City Amphitheater
July 17 – Loveland, Colo., Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre
July 19 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove
July 20 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
July 21 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 24 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
July 25 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
July 26 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 27 – Canandaigua, N.Y., Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
July 28 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 30 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 31 – Hyannis, Mass., Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 1 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
Aug. 2 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summerstage
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Aug. 4 – Newport, R.I., Newport Yachting Center
Aug. 6 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
Aug. 7 – Glen Allen, Va., SnagAJob Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Greensboro, N.C., White Oak Amphitheatre At Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Aug. 9 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
Aug. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre

More dates to be announced.

Photo: Invision / AP
Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.

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