The Roxy Theatre on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood is hosting two prominent ’90s acts in back to back concerts this July. Alternative rockers Candlebox will play on July 24th and Ska group Cherry Poppin’ Daddies play July 25th at the legendary venue. Both bands have reformed in recent years after taking a hiatus to regroup.
Candlebox is touring in support of its fifth album, Love Stories & Other Musings released on April 3rd via Universal. The record was produced by Ken Andrews who has worked with Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle, Tenacious D and Beck. It features nine new songs, along with newly re-recordings of five of the band’s best-loved ’90s hits, including the classics “Far Behind,” “Cover Me,” “You” and “Change,” comprising a bountiful bonus for their legion of die hard fans.
“At a time when it’s more difficult than ever for bands to find their niche, it’s nice to have more than 20 years of history as a band to draw on,” frontman Kevin Martin says. “We don’t have to find our footing—it’s been there the whole time. We’re rebuilding the style and structure of the band, not to reinvent ourselves but, thanks to our growth and the accessibility of the music we’ve been making during the last couple of years, to allow ourselves to reach a new audience.”
Candlebox split in the late ’90s but regrouped with original drummer Scott Mercado while assembling material for 2006’s The Best of Candlebox. The members discovered that the time apart and collective personal growth had resulted in enhanced chemistry among them. After seven years apart, fans embraced the band who has been touring ever since.
Tickets to see Candlebox at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Wednesday, July 24th are $18.50 each and are on sale now through Ticket Web.
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies may be best known for their massive hit “Zoot Suit Riot” in the late ’90s, but the band has been around for more than 20 years. The Daddies have an impressive range of popularity that makes them a hit with colleges, festivals, casinos and fairs, due to their brand of high-energy swing.
The band re-emerged in 2009 with a vengeance by releasing two albums, Susquehanna and Skaboy JFK- The Skankin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, after main singer/songwriter Steve Perry finished his degree in Molecular Biology. Susquehanna was issued as “a post modern attempt at a concept album, strongly influenced by Jean Luc Godard’s classic new wave film, Pierrot le Fou.”
The band celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2009, with the honor of an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, joining other notables such as Robert Cray and Doc Severinsen.
Tickets to see the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and Dance Hall Pimps Thursday, July 25th are $16.50 each and are on sale through Ticket Web.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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