Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Perform FREE Concert at Fremont Street Experience
Be an “All Star” at the next ‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert on June 27
Celebrate the summer at Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series with Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket. They will be performing a FREE concert on Saturday, June 27 at the 1st Street Stage. Toad the Wet Sprocket will take the stage first at 9 p.m. followed by Smash Mouth about 10:30 p.m. The legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue is this summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that take music to the edge.
Smash Mouth will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and continue has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a contemporary folk-pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the modern rock and adult contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, Calif. After years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket went mainstream with the 1991 album Fear as the single “All I Want” became a Top 20 hit. Another single from the LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” fared similarly well, and the combination pushed Fear to platinum sales. Three years later Toad returned with the album Dulcinea which generated a third Top 40 hit with the single “Fall Down.” The band continues to tour and most recently released their first album of new material in 16 years with New Constellation.
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
Rock of Vegas Concert Series
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on June 27; Dropkick Murphys headlining UFC International Fight Week concert on July 10; Theory of a Deadman on July 18; Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Aug. 1; and Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on Sept. 6. All concerts start at 9 p.m.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.
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