Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll, will return for another summer run, this time starring a spectacular line-up that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, and Smash Mouth. In addition, other chart-topping stars from the era – including such iconic combos as Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel – will join the caravan for selected dates. Under The Sun 2014 gets underway Friday, June 27th at Omaha’s Memorial Park and then continues through the summer. Additional dates will be announced shortly. For complete ticket information – as well as updated tour dates and other news – please visitwww.underthesuntour.com.
"Looking forward to once again spending the summer with my friends, performing the hits we all love,” says Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. “This is one of the strongest lineups we have put together so far. All four bands are capable of headlining Under The Sun, so get there early!”
“This is going to be the party of the summer,” affirms Uncle Kracker. “Can’t wait to hit the road with some of my old friends, looking forward to making some new ones.”
2013’s inaugural Under The Sun tour was among last year’s most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, withEntertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be “the coolest tour of the summer!” In addition to major features in such nationally read publications as Billboard and the Los Angeles Times, LATFUSA.com hailed the UTS show at Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre as “a nostalgic night with unbelievable energy radiating from both the stage and the audience.” “If you missed this one, your loss,” noted Examiner.com, “it was amazing… a great show, very energetic and a real crowd pleaser.” Michigan’s Oakland Press applauded Under The Sun as “an upbeat evening of '90s nostalgia… a funny four-hour package show of pop and alternative hits from the final decade of the 20th century,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the “packed” Stage AE date, noting, “each of the groups has a sizable following that will continue to fill venues for years to come, no matter how far they are removed from their youth… Their childhood soundtracks haven't missed a beat.” “What a remarkable time,” raved OmahaNightlife.com, “what a happy night, what a show.”ColumbusUnderground.com summed it up best, decreeing Under The Sun 2013 to be “one of the best shows I’ve seen on the outdoor stage… a celebration of the last great era for alternative music that delivered exactly as expected, all with the promise of another show next year that could again become one of the highlights on the summer calendar.”
The Under The Sun headliners were all also over the airwaves, making an array of high profile TV appearances. Among the most memorable moments was a week’s worth of showcase performances on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan, live from the famed Sunset Plaza House high in the Hollywood Hills. Those live performances and interviews can be viewed now exclusively via VH1.com. Highlights include Smash Mouth performing “Walkin’ On The Sun” (http://on.vh1.com/117SUIv), while Sugar Ray’s can be seen performing both “Someday” (http://on.vh1.com/11vuASh) and “Fly” (http://on.vh1.com/17JlGS0).