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- $65 for two tickets to the Under the Sun Tour 2013 featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball (up to a $133.50 value)
- When: Saturday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Arena Theatre
- Seating: rows S–U of sections 1–15
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Under the Sun Tour 2013
- Bands you’ll see on the tour: Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, and Fastball
- ’90s hits you’ll hear at the concert: Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” Sugar Ray’s “Fly,” and Gin Blossoms’ “Found Out About You”
- New tunes you’ll hear: the titular single from Smash Mouth’s 2012 release Magic
- Where you may have spotted Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell: on the cast of the sixth season of VH1’s The Surreal Life
- Gift ideas for the Smash Mouth fan who has everything: the band’s 2012 cookbook, Recipes from the Road
- Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath’s thoughts on touring with hits from the ‘90s, according to Rolling Stone: “People always want to revive memories. ‘I met my wife and ‘Every Morning’ was on,’ or ’Fly’ was the first song my kid ever sang.’ You can’t take that memory away. Call it nostalgia. Call it whatever you want. I’m calling it the Under the Sun tour.”
- Gin Blossoms’ most recent album: No Chocolate Cake, released on September 28, 2010
- Most downloaded album on Amazon.com on September 28, 2010: No Chocolate Cake
- Most common snack on Gin Blossoms’ tour bus: definitely not chocolate cake
- Guest musicians on Vertical Horizon’s 2009 album Burning the Days: Rush drummer Neil Pert in the song “Even Now,” which he co-wrote
- The worst year to be any Austin band besides Fastball: 1998, when they won “Best Video,” “Best Pop,” * “Best Single,” “Album of the Year,” and “Band of the Year” at the Austin Music Awards
- Unexpected connection between Fastball and Ian McKellen: like the knighted actor, the band once sported the name “Magneto”<p>
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.