“After the tough and unprecedented year that everyone has gone through, we couldn’t be more excited to get out on the road again to play some live shows. It’s been way too long and we’re so eager and ready to see everyone’s faces once again," Hoobastank said in a release. "Throw in the fact it’s with some great bands that we have been big fans of for years and it makes it all the more special.”
Created by Alexakis in 2012, the Summerland tour has featured many alternative rock bands including Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Local H, Space Hog, Gin Blossoms, Live, Fuel, American HiFi, The Toadies and Filter. As part of this year’s tour, Living Colour and Hoobastank will be alternating slots in the lineup. Everclear will headline each night.
“After personally fighting Covid-19 for two months and managing the lingering symptoms, I’m so grateful that the numbers are going down, the vaccines are going up, and that we’re getting the chance to tour the U.S. again. I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s lineup of legendary alternative bands," Alexakis added.
The groups hope to add more dates if COVID guidelines allow and encourage fans to get vaccinated so live music can return safely.
"If dreams come true this would be it for us, getting back out on tour, safely, with artists we've looked up to for decades...Everyone, please get your vaccinations so we can all get our summer back, together," said Wheatus frontman Brendan Brown in a release.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am local time. Check out a full list of dates below.
Summerland Tour 2021
July 2, 2021 - Middletown, NY - Orange County Speedway
July 3, 2021 - Atlantic City, NJ - Orange Loop Arena
July 8, 2021 - Houston, TX - Arena Theatre
July 9, 2021 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob's Texas
July 11, 2021 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center
July 15, 2021 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live
July 16, 2021 - Terre Haute, IN - The Mill
July 17, 2021 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
July 22, 2021 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
July 23, 2021 - Black Mountain, NC - Silverados
July 24, 2021 - Dothan, AL - The Plant
July 28, 2021 - Evansville, IN - Victory Theatre
July 30, 2021 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Back Lot
July 31, 2021 - Murfreesboro, TN - Hop Springs
Sept. 25, 2021 - Omaha, NE - Barnato on the Block Festival