Rock music from the 1990s takes listeners back to a simpler time when music came in the form of compact discs and robots only killed what they could eat. Travel back in time without disrupting continuums with this GrouponLive deal to see the Summerland Tour 2012, featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground, at Family Arena in St. Charles on Tuesday, August 7, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Parking is included in the ticket price. Choose from the following reserved seating options:
- For $18, you get one ticket for seating in the end-zone sections of the 200 level (a $41 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the 100 level or the side of the 200 level (a $46 value).
- For $26, you get one ticket for seating in the middle or rear of the floor level (a $54 value).
Like a 1990s alternative-rock station come to life, the Summerland tour takes over Family Arena with a quintet of seminal rock bands that grabbed hold of Generations X and Y with their chart-topping tunes. Headlining the evening, frontman Art Alexakis and his signature bleached-blond 'do lead Everclear as they evoke the Discman days in power-chorded songs that have dominated the airwaves, such as “Santa Barbara” and “Father of Mine.”
Heartthrob TV host Mark McGrath hops on his Sugar Ray saddle and oozes charisma while performing summertime staples “Fly” and “Every Morning,” occasionally pausing to politely pry fans from his ankles. The Gin Blossoms conjure up memories of college romances gone awry in hits such as “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You,” which meld jangle-pop hooks and unabashed pangs. Rounding out the roster of late-20th-century rockers, Lit illuminates the stage with its breakthrough ditty, “My Own Worst Enemy,” and Marcy Playground reacquaints ears with the laid back hit “Sex and Candy.”