Art Alexakis From Everclear Interview
Art Alexakis joins me on TRS #243 to talk about the bands annual Summerland Tour. Created in 2012 by Everclear frontman, Art Alexakis, the Summerland Tour has become a summer tour favorite of fans and critics alike.Alongside Everclear as its recurring headliner, past Summerland lineups have featured notable alternative rock bands such as Sugar Ray, Lit, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Space Hog, Gin Blossoms, Live, Fuel, American HiFi, The Toadies and Filter, making it a go-to tour for fans of '90s nostalgia. Or s Art shared in the interview as bands he likes and wants too tour with.
Alexakis shares: "This year the Summerland Tour will be a different look at '90s alternative and the different facets of what it's about. I think it will be really cool because it's usually guitar-based, but Marcy Playground is more acoustic-based and Local H is two guys that make a whole lot of beautiful noise. With Everclear, we're going to play the hits we always play, but we're also going to mix it up. Every night will be a little different; there'll be a few surprises every show."
Art talks about the band long standing history and his process for selecting songs from the bands massive musical catalog. Art speaks about connecting with the audience and you can rally hear his passion for performing even after 25 + years.
I had shared a story about getting kicked out of an Everclear show in 1996-97 for smoking a joint. Art then was kind enough to share a story from 1980 when he got busted at a show for a hit of LSD in the shape of an X-mas tree.
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