The Toadies, Everclear & More Bring Rock and Roll to Lubbock [Photo Gallery]
The brainchild of Everclear singer Art Alexakis, the Summerland Tour hit Lubbock's Lonestar Amphitheater Wednesday night (July 15).
Featuring four bands that know a little something about rock and roll, the Summerland Tour is an unabashed throwback to late 90s/early 2000 alternative rock. Look no further than co-headliners The Toadies and Alexakis' own Everclear as proof.
Both bands cut their teeth during a time when MTV was more known for music videos than reality TV shows about pregnant teens and obnoxious New Jersey residents.
Joining them were show openers Fuel and American Hi-Fi -- two more bands with past radio hits under their belts and newer albums to support.
Each band broke out the songs that made them household names (American Hi-Fi's "Flavor of the Weak," Fuel's "Hemorrhage [In My Hands]") while sprinkling in newer tracks. But the nostalgia vibe was there, and the crowd loved it.
A highlight of the show came when Everclear closed out their set with their biggest hit. The band brought out Fuel's Brett Scallions and Andy Andersson and American Hi-Fi singer Stacy Jones to perform "Santa Monica" -- a song that the Lubbock crowd had no problem singing on its own.
Closing out the Summerland Tour's Lubbock stop was Texas' own Toadies. The Fort Worth band played songs off their landmark album Rubberneck, which turned 20 years old this year, and newer music, all while flying the Lone Star Flag on the stage.
You can see all our pictures from the Summerland Tour in Lubbock above.