January 08. 2013 10:43PM
Alt-Grunge-Rock Supergroup Gin Blossoms come to the Flying Monkey stage next Wednesday
Plymouth, NH. At 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 23rd The Flying Monkey is excited to present Multi-Platinum selling band Gin Blossoms. Known for mega hits like "Hey Jelousy" and "Hear it From You", as well as their high energy live shows. Adam Ezra Band will open the evening. Tickets for this concert start at $45.
Known for interacting with their fans during their live sets, the multi-platinum selling band's mega hits include "Hey Jealousy", "Til I Hear It From You" which appeared in the film, Empire Records, "Follow You Down" from the box office smash How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, and the Grammy®-award nominated "As Long As It Matters." Their most recent release, "Lets Play Too" is in the current Owen Wilson movie, Drill Bit Taylor, in which band member Scotty Johnson served as Wilson's stand-in stunt double. They took their name from a photo of W.C. Fields, where his nose appeared " gin-ravaged.
The Gin Blossoms began on Christmas night 1987 in Tempe, AZ. They took their name from a photo of W.C. Fields which referred to the actor's gin-ravaged nose. A relentless early tour schedule earned rave reviews and led to their being signed by A&M Records. While the band struggled with changes in their lineup and early efforts to cut their first album, "New Miserable Experience" debuted in 1992 and stayed around the charts long enough for "Hey Jealousy" to become a legitimate Top 10 hit. Four more singles followed and by the time the dust settled, "New Miserable Experience" had sold nearly 3 million copies.
The band's first No.1 hit, "Til I Hear It From You", appeared in the film Empire Records. The strength of the track landed the Gin Blossoms in unofficial history books because never before had a movie not distributed in wide release spawned a Gold certified soundtrack with sales of more than 500,000 copies and a No. 1 single.
The Gin Blossoms' next album, "Congratulations I'm Sorry" was released in 1996 and produced two more hits: "Follow You Down", which spent 10 weeks in the Top 10; and "As Long As It Matters", which earned the group a Grammy nomination for "Best Performance by a Duo or Group." The album debuted in Billboard's Top 10 and a year of touring pushed sales to more than 1.5 million copies sold. The band broke up in 1997 but reunited in 2002 with a DVD, tour and fourth album, "Major Lodge Victory."
New England up-and-comers Adam Ezra Group will open the night. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Rusted Root's Michael Glabicki on AEG, "They are one of the few bands out right now whose music is deep and real. It was an honor to tour with them."
Be ready to be part of the action for the main event, as founding members Bill Leen and Jesse Valenzuela join front man Robin Wilson who is known for interacting with the crowd, often handing a tambourine to a lucky fan in the front row or singing directly into fans' cell phones!
Tickets for the Gin Blossoms concert are on sale now for $45, and $55 for Premier seats. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.