Barenaked Ladies celebrating another ‘Last Summer on Earth’ with Jacobs Pavilion gig


Did someone order another steaming plate of ’90s alt-rock nostalgia?

A year after Barenaked Ladies hit the road for a successful tour with the reunited Hootie and the Blowfish, the Canadian band is headed back out with two other throwback acts, Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket, for the “Last Summer on Earth” tour.

Geez, that seems pessimistic.

Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Tyler Stewart, Kevin Hearn
Kevin Hearn, from left, Ed Robertson, and Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies perform during the Group Therapy Tour at Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Associated Press photos)

Anywho, the rock hook-laden jaunt is slated to be in Cleveland July 3 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the Last Summer On Earth tour,” vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson says in a news release from event promoter Live Nation. “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!”

Here’s some background on the tour’s name from the release:

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!”

Tickets to the general public go on sale Jan. 24. However, you may want to consider downloading the Barenaked Ladies’ recently launched app, Barenaked Bytes, which is said to hold the keys to snapping up tickets ahead of Jan. 24.

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