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Summerland Tour 2014 at Harrah's Resort

The Summerland 2014 tour features Everclear, Soul Asylum, and Eve 6.
July 16, 2014
California celebrates summer with alternative rock music of the 90s when Summerland Tour hits the stage at The Event Center on July 19 at 8 p.m. featuring Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog.

Everclear's Northwestern grunge-punk style band rose to popularity in 1995. The trio's sound with "Us against them" lyrics reflects the rock, post-punk influences of singer/songwriter Art Alexakis. Instrumental to their success was aggressive self-promotion tactics and the group's rigorous touring schedule.

Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983, Soul Asylum is an alternative rock band. After six years, the group has produced their newest album, "Delayed Reaction", incorporating their signature ragged-but-right sound in this newest release. Previously, they released a triple-platinum album followed by another platinum album.

Eve 6 is Southern California's pop-punk trio who gained success in the late 90s, then it ended abruptly. They weren't even legal drinking age when they were presented with their first platinum album. After parting ways in 2004, they are newly united and re-energized with their fourth full-length release "Speak In Codes."

The Spacehogs are known for their legendary East Village gigs and noted for having a sound very different from the neo-grunge movement of the early 90s. They signed with Sire label and their new collection of tunes is compiled on "As It Is On Earth."

Pop rock star legends Pat Benatar with Neil Spyder Giraldo and Rick Springfield appear onstage on July 20 at 7 p.m. Benatar and Giraldo are the powerhouse duo behind a large arsenal of rock hits. They have just announced adding 35 concerts coast to coast for their 35th Anniversary Tour.

Singer/songwriter/actor/musician/author Rick Springfield was a member of the pop rock group Zoot before starting his solo career. His debut single reached the Top 10 in Australia. After relocating to the U.S., Springfield had a No.1 hit for which he received a Grammy Award followed by four more Top 10 U.S. hits.

Taking the stage on July 25 at 9 p.m. is the rock band Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with special guests Plain White T's.

The Goo Goo Dolls have been together for more than two decades starting out in Buffalo in 1986. Aside from nine pop albums, their new album "Magnetic" is fun and upbeat. The trio's singer/songwriter/guitarist John Rzexnik formed a partnership with Bassist Robby Takac creating the band's foundation. Three of the band's songs have placed in Billboard's Top 100 including "Iris," a No. 1 song that Taylor Swift has been performing at her concerts.

Multi-platinum recording group Daughtry has four No. 1 hits. Nominated for four Grammys, Daughtry has won four American Music Awards and sold over 7.5 million albums. "Waiting for Superman" from the album "Baptized" has climbed the charts rapidly. Besides recording and touring the globe, the quintet is dedicated to supporting several charitable causes.

Plain White T's is a pop punk band from Villa Park, Illinois formed in 1997 by high school friends. In its early years, the group had an underground following in Chicago basements, clubs, and bars. They have earned two Grammy nominations and three songs have achieved platinum status.

Hawaii-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Donavan Frankenreiter performs surf rock music at The Event Center on July 26 at 8 p.m. His fifth album "Start Livin'" was recorded in a Southern California studio. It is a nine-track selection of folk-infused love songs showcasing masterful guitar playing. The music is playful and features different instruments from a ukulele, lap steel guitar, and banjo to bells, bowls, and Zippo lighters. Instead of using a drumset, handclapping is incorporated for percussion.

Concert tickets vary in price, starting from $34, and can be purchased at the gift shop daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. or at the Box Office (760) 651-3061.

Harrah's Resort is located at 777 Harrah's Rincon Way in scenic Valley Center. The Event Center is the result of the second phase of a $160 million expansion completed in 2014. The Event Center, a 53,221 square foot state-of-the-art, non-smoking convention and entertainment venue, seats up to 2,000 in concert-style seating. Every seat in-house has a good view. Even with the purchase of bleacher seats, there is a good view of the stage.

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