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In a Nutshell

Bands behind “Walk on the Ocean” and “Walkin’ on the Sun” come together for a night of pop alt rock, joined by special guest Tonic

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Promotional value expires Jul 10, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 7/10 at RiverEdge Park ticket booth. Refundable through Groupon only on day of purchase. Discount reflects RiverEdge Park’s current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $30 for one ticket to see the Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket & Tonic Summer Tour (up to $50.40 value)
  • When: Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
  • Where: RiverEdge Park
  • Seating: general admission
  • Door time: 6 p.m.

Smash Mouth

  • The Smash Mouth Sound: the template of ’90s alternative party rock, where contemporary pop and ’60s garage rock melodies pogo with ska and surf-punk riffs
  • “Walkin’ on the Sun”: the breakthrough 1997 #1 hit that defines the group’s modern-retro leanings, and something you shouldn’t do in open-toed sandals
  • “All Star”: the 1999 anthem that landed on the charts across the world, earned the band a Grammy nomination, and inspired a little underdog named Shrek
  • The Covers: the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer,” War’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” and Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” are amongst the many classic rock nuggets to receive a Smash Mouth overhaul
  • The Buzz: according to singer Steve Harwell, “We’re super excited to hit the road this summer with the guys from Tonic! Get ready because as you know Smash Mouth will be bringing the party!”

Toad the Wet Sprocket

  • Where the folk-pop band got that name: from a fictitious band in a Monty Python sketch
  • How you got to know them: through their contemplative hits “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean” from 1991’s fear
  • How you got to know them even better: from singing along to the infectious “Something’s Always Wrong” from their fourth album, Dulcinea
  • Their sound: socially-conscious lyrics; songs about nostalgia and love; lead singer Glen Phillips’ emotive tenor
  • Why they should win the award for Friendliest Band Breakup Ever: even during their 10-year hiatus, the members continued working together in one-off projects, with sporadic reunions here and there
  • Their latest project: New Constellation, an album that was funded through Kickstarter

Tonic

  • The Tonic Sound: an encapsulation of the emotive side of alternative rock, but with decidedly rootsy influences
  • For Fans Of: The Verve Pipe, Better Than Ezra, and Dishwalla
  • “If You Could Only See”: the breakthrough 1997 #1 hit that stuck to the charts for 63 weeks, and a rude thing to say to a star-nosed mole
  • The Buzz: according to singer Emerson Hart, “We are looking forward to playing music with some old friends and being able to actually watch them play. It’s going to be a fun summer!”
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    RiverEdge Park

    360 N Broadway St.

    Aurora, IL 60505

    +16308966666

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