FEBRUARY 27TH 2018
ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW
BBS RADIO 1
K E V I N M A R T I N
'C A N D L E B O X'
25 YEARS OF ROCK & STILL ROLLING!
CANDLEBOX CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH U.S. TOUR
Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, multi-platinum rock band Candlebox has not only withstood the test of time but, more importantly, they’ve withstood trends, trials and tribulations and come out stronger for it. Because for this hard-working band out of Seattle, the goal has always been the same – to create iconic music that would last a lifetime.
Taking their name after a Midnight Oil song, Candlebox burst onto the scene in 1991 with their debut, self-titled album that went on to sell more than four million copies, was certified four times platinum, and landed them in the number 7 spot on the Billboard Charts.
Their follow up album Lucy was also well received earning them a platinum certification and solidifying them as a tour de force in the thriving 90s music scene. The band would then go on to release Happy Pills in 1998, which would be their last album before their eventual hiatus in 2000.
The driving force behind Candlebox’s success has been their explosive live show and throughout their career, they’ve toured with such bands as Living Colour, The Flaming Lips, Our Lady Peace, Rush, Henry Rollins, Metallica and more. They were also a featured band on the main-stage at Woodstock '94 and made repeat live performances on the David Letterman show.
They are best known for the singles "Change", "You", "Far Behind" and "Simple Lessons". "Far Behind" from their debut album entered Billboard's Top 20 in July of 1993 and didn't drop off the charts until January of 1994. The videos for "Far Behind" and "You" were in seemingly perpetual rotation on MTV and became two of the most requested videos of 1993.
The tour kicked off on January 25th in Grand Rapids, MI, this powerhouse band will perform the hits from the album that launched their careers including “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me” as well as offer a career retrospective by playing songs from the entire six CD catalogue all the way up to their latest release Disappearing in Airports.
The band took a break from 2000 to 2006 and in 2008 the band reformed and released their fourth studio album called "Into The Sun". This meant their return since 1998's Happy Pills. Also, they released a live album called Alive in Seattle, which included tracks from all their past albums.
Candlebox then spent years touring and released their sixth album Disappearing in Airports, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Charts and spurred many tours including a successful European tour. In January of 2018, the group kicked off their much-publicized “25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour” and announced two exclusive Seattle shows with all four original members, which sold out in minutes.
To keep the tour fresh and exciting for fans, frontman and founder Kevin Martin decided to incorporate a variety of show formats and performance styles that would highlight the band’s dexterity. The routing comprises large venue concerts and appearances on such festivals as Rocklahoma as well as intimate acoustic dates that lend themselves to a story-tellers format.
“This tour is for our fans, those that have continued to support us for 25 years,” said Martin. “It’s been an honor to play for them throughout the years and we feel truly fortunate that our music continues to resonate with our audience. We can’t wait to hit the road for this one – I think people will be in for some big surprises!”
In addition to Martin, Candlebox members include Adam Kury on bass, Brian Quinn on lead guitar, Island Styles on guitar and Robin Diaz on drums.
For more information, please visit http://www.candleboxrocks.com.
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