Live And Bush Announce Co-Headlining ALT-IMATE Tour

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Bush’s Gavin Rossdale performs in London in 2017. The alt-rock band will tour with Live this summer.

Live and Bush announced plans Tuesday to rekindle 1994 on a co-headlining tour this summer.

Appropriately titled The ALT-IMATE Tour, the string of dates will honor the 25th anniversaries of Live’s Throwing Copper and Bush’s Sixteen Stone, both released in 1994.

The tour kicks June 6 at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Grand Theater in Mashantucket, Conn. From there, the run will hit North American arenas, amphitheaters and more before concluding on Sept. 8 at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester, Mich.

Our Lady Peace will provide support on the tour, which Live Nation is producing.

“We are thrilled to be touring this summer with Live,” Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale said in a statement. “The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer.”

The admiration is mutual. “Bush is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer,” said Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to spending the summer with them. I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show.”

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Live’s Ed Kowalczyk performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on July 6, 2018. The band will hit the road this summer with Bush on The ALT-IMATE Tour.

Last year, Live provided support on Counting Crows‘ summer tour, which grossed $7.5 million and ranked No. 148 on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart. The ALT-IMATE Tour will revisit several venues Live played with Counting Crows on that tour, including Atlanta’s Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, where the bands sold 6,241 tickets and grossed $335,887, and Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., where they sold 9,556 tickets and grossed $349,900.

Bush, meanwhile, teamed with Stone Temple Pilots and The Cult for a co-headlining tour in 2018 that grossed $5 million and ranked No. 196 on the same chart. Via The ALT-IMATE Tour, Bush will return to several of the venues they played last year with Stone Temple Pilots and The Cult, including Boston’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, where the bands sold 3,917 tickets and grossed $204,925, and New Orleans’ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, where they sold 4,741 tickets and grossed $194,665.

Throwing Copper and Sixteen Stone are two of the most commercially successful albums of the ’90s, with the former going eight-times platinum and the latter going six-times platinum, according to the RIAA. Both records remain the highest-selling in their respective bands’ discographies, and both spawned seismically popular alt-rock hits, including Live’s “I Alone” and Bush’s “Glycerine.”

“It’s an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people,” says Kowalczyk. “And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them.” Added Rossdale: “Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape. Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available. We’ve continued to make music that resonates with people.”

After a series of presales, tickets for The ALT-IMATE TOUR go on sale to the general public on March 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Find a complete list of dates below.

June 6 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino – The Grand Theater
June 7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
June 8 – Burlington, Ontario, Canada – Spencer Smith Park – Sound of Music Festival
June 11 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 13 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 14 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
June 15 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 26 – Appleton, WI – Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium
July 27 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino
July 28 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
July 30 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
August 2 – Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena
August 3 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
August 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
August 7 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
August 9 – Tuolumne, CA – Black Oak Casino – West Side Pavilion
August 10 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair
August 11 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Casino
August 14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
August 16 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 17 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
August 18 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
August 20 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
August 23 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Expo
August 24 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
August 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
August 27 – Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair
August 29 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 4 – Dayton, OH – The Rose Music Center at The Heights
September 6 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 7 – Allegan, MI – Allegan County Fair
September 8 – Rochester, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre