Barenaked Ladies Announce Tour with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket
Today, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies announce their extensive Last Summer On Earth tour of North America in 2020. Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket will round out the incredible lineup.
“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the Last Summer On Earth tour,” vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson shares. “Having Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket out with us is going to be a blast. That’s a LOT of hits per night!”
Following their critically-acclaimed 2019 tour with Hootie & the Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fanbase. The Toronto-based “cult fave” (Paste Magazine) -who have now sold over 15 million albums worldwide and earned multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy nominations- are also set to release new music in May of this year.
The tour will find Barenaked Ladies playing major venues all across North America, including stops at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Red Rocks, SummerStage in New York City, and more with the tour finale at Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, with special guest Kim Mitchell also on the bill. These dates follow their string of shows in the spring throughout the UK, which will culminate with a sold-out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall.
This will be the 6th edition of the tour, founded by the band in 2012 – the year that the Mayan calendar predicted would be the last, hence the “Last Summer On Earth.” Barenaked Ladies headline and bring some of their best friends and favorite bands along for a summer of good times, and of course, great music. Past acts include Cracker, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Guster, Ben Folds Five, Violent Femmes, Colin Hay, OMD, Howard Jones, Better Than Ezra, and KT Tunstall.
“We know the Mayan Calendar was wrong about the end of
the world,” adds Ed Robertson, “but could they have
been THAT wrong?! C’mon out and rock with us like
it’s your Last Summer On Earth!”
VIP packages for Barenaked Ladies will be available which include premium seats and merch packages. The Gold packages will include pre-show soundcheck parties and meet-and-greet.
The band just launched Barenaked Bytes, the official Barenaked Ladies app. The app will have news, information, and merch. Fans who download the app will have first access to tickets and VIP packages starting January 21st at 10am local time, with the purchase of a Barenaked Bytes bundle. Fans who have previously purchased VIP packages will receive an exclusive code to purchase presale tickets on January 22nd.
Each ticket purchased will include a digital download of Barenaked Ladies’ forthcoming album, which is due for release in May of 2020. VIP packages and album digital downloads may not be available in all venues.
For Last Summer On Earth 2020, Barenaked Ladies is proud to continue to partner with REVERB to make the tour more sustainable. Since 2004, Barenaked Ladies has worked with REVERB to reduce the environmental impact of touring while also giving back to local communities across the US and Canada.
Jun 03 St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Jun 04 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
Jun 06 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Jun 07 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jun 11 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Jun 12 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Jun 13 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Jun 14 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Jun 16 Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery*
Jun 18 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater
Jun 19 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Jun 20 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Jun 23 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jun 25 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Jun 26 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
Jun 27 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Jun 29 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Jul 01 St. Louis, MO – TBA #
Jul 03 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Jul 04 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 05 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Jul 07 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheater
Jul 08 New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
Jul 10 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul 11 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 12 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Jul 14 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Jul 15 Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Jul 17 Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium
Jul 18 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Jul 19 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Jul 21 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Jul 22 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Jul 23 Toronto, ONT – Budweiser Stage
*pre-sale and ticket on-sale date TBA
#pre-sale starts on Jan 21 at 12 noon. Tickets on sale on Saturday, January 25th at 10am.
About Barenaked Ladies
Over the course of their remarkable career, Barenaked Ladies have written a variety of top 20 hits (including radio staples “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “If I Had $1,000,000”), garnered two GRAMMY nominations, won eight JUNO Awards, had Ben & Jerry’s name an ice cream after them, wrote and recorded the theme song to the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and participated in the first-ever “space-to-earth musical collaboration” with astronaut Chris Hadfield. The band has also been inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and received a proclamation from Toronto Mayor John Tory declaring October 1st “Barenaked Ladies Day.” They are currently working on a new album, which will be their 16th studio album.