By popular demand, seminal rock bands LIVE and BUSH are adding fall dates to their acclaimed "Alt-Imate Tour", which Billboard raved about as a night when the two bands "roar through the classics." The high-powered co-headline run sees these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone".
Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show is hitting arenas and outdoor amphitheaters across the country, and is now adding shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Reno, Temecula and Phoenix (see itinerary below). Tickets for the newly added dates go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for all previously announced dates are on sale now.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase presale tickets for the new dates beginning Tuesday, August 6 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, August 8 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM.
About the tour, BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale told Consequence Of Sound: "I've known LIVE since back in the day and they're great people. As far as what people can expect, it's a thousand percent and lots of energy, a couple of new songs and a just a celebration of the summer. It's good fun."
"So thrilled that the 'Alt-Imate Tour' is extending into October! From the first concert with BUSH and OUR LADY PEACE, we knew that this show was something special," says LIVE frontman Ed Kowalczyk. "The fans have been so supportive and are obviously sharing our excitement! See you on the road!"
Released in 1994 and fueled by blockbuster No. 1 singles "Lightning Crashes", "Selling The Drama", "Glycerine", "Comedown" and "Machinehead", breakthrough albums "Throwing Copper" and "Sixteen Stone" sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were spotlighted on Rolling Stone's list "1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year" and remain timeless favorites, thanks to radio staples that include "Everything Zen", "Little Things", "I Alone" and "All Over You".
Two decades later, BUSH has another radio hit on its hands with "Bullet Holes", which is the end track in the blockbuster film "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum". "Bullet Holes" was produced by Tyler Bates and is the first single from BUSH's upcoming album, "The Mind Plays Tricks On You".
Coming off a sold-out European tour, LIVE returns to the U.S. with new single "Hold Me Up" — originally recorded for "Throwing Copper". "Hold Me Up" is marching up the rock radio charts and is part of the band's freshly released "Throwing Copper" 25th-anniversary deluxe package (out now on Radioactive/MCA/UMe). LIVE is also celebrating the anniversary of "Throwing Copper" with a toast of its first craft beer aptly named "Throwing Copper Ale".
Newly announced tour dates:
Oct. 10 - San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Oct. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 15 - Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 16 - Seattle, WA @ ShoWare Center
Oct. 19 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Theatre
Oct. 20 - Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
Oct. 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Oct. 23 - Cedar Park, TX @ HEB Events Center