This year marks a 20th anniversary of Southern California rock trio EVE 6’s landmark, self-titled album, which was certified platinum and features the anthemic modern rock radio hits “Leech” and “Inside Out.” The band announced a tour, starting November 28, to coincide with the milestone.
Eve 6 includes Angelenos Max Collins (vocalist/bassist ), guitarist Jon Siebels and Seattle-based drummer Ben Hilzinger (replacing Tony Fagenson who left the band in this past February). The group first got together in 1995 as teenagers and inked a deal with RCA Records before finishing high school.
“We grew up in La Crescenta and attended Crescenta Valley High School,” shares 39-year-old guitarist Jon Siebels.
In 1998, they released the self-titled Eve 6 in 1998, which reached platinum success with hit singles “Inside Out” and “Leech,” capturing the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts and crossing over successfully to Top 40 radio. They made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and TRL with Carson Daly, with their videos in constant rotation on MTV.
“It’s surreal that a record we made when we were teenagers is worthy of an anniversary tour two decades later,” says Max Collins, now age 40. “When I hear those songs in certain ways I hear kids singing about kid stuff but there’s also a universality to the feelings and experiences. I mean you don’t stop getting your heart broken when you reach your twenties. And the feelings of adolescent disillusionment and angst differ from those of an adult in pretty subtle ways.
“This is the record that gave us everything. Shot us into that infinitesimal percentage of bands that get to have a couple songs in the public consciousness. We are grateful to be here and very excited to be playing album 1 front to back for the first time ever.”
After their self-titled album, widespread recognition came with gold-selling sophomore effort Horrorscope (2000) and the more experimental It’s All In Your Head (2003). After a brief breakup in 2004, the band eventually got back together to release their most recent album Speak In Code (2012) and have remained active since.
L.A. has always been the band’s home base. Siebels is dad to a 15-year-old and Collins has two young girls. “Southern California is in our DNA,” explains Collins. “Our songs are littered with left coast references and freeway shoutouts. We always pushed back against the obvious LA stereotypes ‘cuz we know the city goes way deeper than its representation.
“If you’re looking for superfice in L.A., you’ll find it,” Collins continues, “but you’ll also find community, unparalleled food from a staggering diversity of cultures, music, art and natural beauty. You can be yourself in the Los Angeles without fear of reproach. We are proud Angelians. Go Dodgers!!!”
Eve 6’s tour includes one L.A. date on December 1. VIP tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00AM ET, and tickets for the general public will go on sale Thursday, August 30 at 10:00AM ET.
EVE 6 TOUR DATES:
Nov 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov 29 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
Nov 30 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Dec 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent
Dec 5 – Kansasville, WI – 1175 Sports Park
Dec 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
Dec 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Dec 8 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Dec 9 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
Dec 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
Dec 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Dec 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
Dec 14 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Dec 15 – Boston, MA – Middle East
Dec 16 – New York, NY – Gramercy
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