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Collective Soul bringing 25th anniversary tour to Oklahoma

Collective Soul. Photo provided
Collective Soul. Photo provided

SHAWNEE - Hitmakers Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, and their 2019 tour stops include a May 10 show at Shawnee's Grand Event Center at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort, 777 Grand Casino Blvd. 

Ever since the barn-burning rockers from Stockbridge, Georgia, burst onto the national scene with the runaway success of their multiplatinum 1993 debut "Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid," and its ensuing smash hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” they’ve been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing a most impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone.

That 25-year tradition will continue starting April 12 in Clearwater, Florida, at the Capitol Theatre, as the band - Ed Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals) — heads out on their U.S. tour, which should last through the end of the year, according to a news release. 

Tickets to the band's spring Shawnee show are on sale at

Collective Soul will embark on their “Now’s The Time Tour” with Gin Blossoms starting May 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at the Hard Rock Café – Sound Waves.

Indelibly memorable tracks like “December,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” “Heavy,” and “Precious Declaration” (to name but a few) all evoke a collective sense of heartfelt observational universality and earnest positivity — in short, they’re the jukebox heroes of a new generation. Indeed, the secret sauce to Collective Soul's continued success story is a simple one: a palpable mixture of insightful songwriting and impeccable band chemistry.

“So much of what we do is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” said Ed Roland in a statement. “The five us work together as a family, and I’ve never been at more ease — and never been more pleased — than going onstage with these guys right now, night after night.”

Gin Blossoms, one of the top alt-rock groups of the ‘90s, recently issued their first new album in eight years, the critically acclaimed "Mixed Reality" (2018), highlighted by such singles/videos as Break,” Face The Dark” and “Wonder.” The multiplatinum band’s signature blend of introspective lyrics, ringing guitars and finely etched melodies is as strong as ever throughout the album. Gin Blossoms have also been celebrating the 25th anniversary of their multiplatinum album, "New Miserable Experience," which features such classic hits as “Hey Jealousy,” “Found About You” and “Allison Road,” with recent tours where they perform the album in its entirety along with more of their favorites.

Check out Collective Soul at the following stops, with more shows to be announced in the coming weeks:


Collective Soul:

Fri 4/12-16 Miami, FL Runaway To Paradise cruise (with Jon Bon Jovi)

Fri 4/19 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre

Sat 4/20 Orlando, FL Bayside Stadium – SeaWorld Florida

Fri 5/10 Shawnee, OK The Grand Casino Resort

Sat 5/11 Dallas, TX Kaboo Festival

Sun 5/12 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans

With Gin Blossoms, “Now’s The Time Tour”:

Sat 5/25 Atlantic City, NJ Sound Waves @ Hard Rock Atlantic City

Sun 5/26 Oxon Hill, MD MGM National Harbor

Tue 5/28 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park

Wed 5/29 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Fri 5/31 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion

* Sat 6/1 Springfield, MA MGM Springfield

Tue 6/4 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center

Wed 6/5 Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook After Hours

Fri 6/7 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Sat 6/8 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Sun 6/9 East Providence, RI Bold Point Park

Tue 6/11 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park - Center Stage

Thu 6/13 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights

** Fri 6/14 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Sun 6/16 Rockton, IL Old Settler’s Park (“Old Settlers Days”)

* Tickets on sale March 29.

** Tickets on sale March 23.

Collective Soul:

Sat 6/29 Brainerd, MN Lakes Jam

Thu 7/11 Stayner, ONT. ROXODUS Festival

Thu 7/25 Caldwell, ID Canyon County Fair

Sat 7/27 Great Falls, MT Montana State Fair

Sat 8/3 Minnedosa, MB. Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa

Mon 8/5 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip


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