Everclear, Eve 6 and Namesake to Play bergenPAC, 10/27
What better way to usher in the fall than a great show. Bergen Performing Arts Center announces EVERCLEAR, EVE 6 and just added NAMESAKE slated to perform Saturday October 27th at 8pm. Tickets available now at www.ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the box office at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
With tons of smash hit songs and millions and millions of albums sold between them, the three bands comprising with a constant presence on the airwaves across the country and represent a true value for concert fans.
“We’ve wanted to do a tour like this for a long time and we’re so excited to be hitting the road with our friends to bring you this huge party,” said Everclear front man Art Alexakis.
ABOUT EVERCLEAR: Though Everclear's Northwestern grunge-punk style was hardly revolutionary when the band rose to popularity in 1995, the trio's hook-ridden songs and Art Alexakis' "us against them" lyrics were taken to heart by bored Gen-X teens. Everclear's sound reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of frontmanAlexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello. Also instrumental to Everclear's success was the group's obsessive touring schedule and aggressive self-promotion tactics.
Art Alexakis (b. Apr. 12, 1962, West Los Angeles, CA) was raised in a lower-middle-class household by his single mother. His father left the family during Alexakis' childhood, an incident that would later pepper many of Everclear's most popular songs where the group went on to have great success.
ABOUT EVE 6: Eve 6 was a youthful punk-pop trio that scored three Top 40 singles (as well as eight modern rock hits) during the late '90s and early 2000s. The band's two founders, guitarist Jon Siebels and bassist/vocalist Max Collins, signed a contract with RCA Records while still attending high school in La Crescenta, a neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. Originally called Eleventeen, the bandmates took three long years -- during which time they added a new drummer, Tony Fagenson -- to prep their debut album. The delay was intentional, as RCA Records had demanded the boys graduate from high school before releasing any material. While waiting to issue an album (which ultimately arrived in 1998), Eve 6 sharpened its act by playing local coffeehouses.
"Inside Out," the leadoff single from Eve 6's self-titled debut, became a number one modern rock hit in 1998, ousting the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" from the chart-topping position. "Leech" also proved to be a popular single, and Eve 6's record went platinum as a result. Two years later, the band returned with Horrorscope, which went gold on the strength of "Promise" and the power ballad "Here's to the Night," which was also a Top 40/MTV smash. Eve 6 toured the globe throughout 2000 and 2001 while writing songs for a third record, It's All in Your Head, which was released in mid-2003. Eve 6 continues to tour today selling out clubs and theaters across the country.
ABOUT NAMESAKE: See Namesake live at bergenPAC with Everclear and EVE 6! See vocalist Will Crafton, guitarists Brad Wagner & Troy Harmon, bassist James Nalley, and drummer Kevin Nordeste perform live at Bergen Performing Arts Center. Take a quick look online at the ever-popular Twitter or Facebook and it’s easy to see that more artists are arising than ever before, with many of them hitting the road putting it all on the line in search of stardom and their time to shine. One might ask, "What makes an artist unique and able to cut through the clutter"? For Georgia natives, NAMESAKE, a natural certainty assures them they could possibly be next in line.
It just so happens that the group of young twenty and nineteen year olds all bear their father's name, hence the title "Namesake". "It's such a weird coincidence that we all ended up together", says Troy Harmon. The majority of the group has been playing together since high school, but after signing to Imagen Records in 2010, they were able to link up with Harmon and Nalley to complete their team. "Namesake really caught our attention over at Imagen. They had great things going and a talent that's rare to find in kids their age", says President of Imagen records Bob Winegard. "We knew we would be able to do great things together". After their signing with Imagen, the group started pushing their potential even more. They're currently writing and rehearsing full-time. "We knew that by being closer to our label, we could really develop more of a bond and relationship with their staff. Our success is their success. Together, we are working to forward both of our careers", states guitarist Brad Wagner. And looking forward is exactly what they are doing.
bergenPAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ. Call (201) 227-1030 or visit www.bergenpac.org for more information.
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a 501(c)(3) organization has been part of Englewood’s cultural landscape since 1926. This 1367- seat theater is a landmark, and remains one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States. The legendary Tony Bennett and Canadian crooner k.d. lang recorded their 2003 Grammy award-winning CD live on bergenPAC’s own stage through a broadband fiber-optic connection linked to its adjacent Bennett Studios. bergenPAC is the home of a media and show production system that is unparalleled, upholding its reputation as a venue for outstanding music, dance and theater. In addition, The Performing Arts School @ bergenPAC has helped enrich the lives of thousands of children from underprivileged backgrounds by introducing them, for the first time, to theater, dance, music and the arts. As a true public-private partnership, bergenPAC relies on support from all sectors of the community, from individuals to corporations, foundations and government entities.