Candlebox

From08 February 2019to20 July 2019

Candlebox

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Candlebox is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, US who like their regional influencers (Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, and Nirvana) are frequently associated with the grunge movement. They are particularly noted for taking this style from it’s indie punk origins and streamlining it into the pop circuit.

Their music has removed much of the harsh edges heard in the early forms of grunge; however, it is still grounded in rock music, even stretching in more obscure forms such as black metal (ex. Danzig and Black Sabbath) and freak funk ruffian rock (ex. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction).

The group formed in 1990 initially under the name Uncle Duke; however, they changed it to Candlebox upon receiving inspiration from the Midnight Oil song “Tin Legs and Tin Mines”. The band’s original lineup consisted of vocalist/lead guitarist Kevin Martin, drummer Scott Mercado, guitarist Peter Klett, and bassist Bardi Martin. Within a year of the band’s formation they were playing in Seattle’s trendiest clubs and by 1992 they scored a record deal with Madonna’s Maverick label.

Their first official release, the 4 track EP “Change” was issued in 1993 as well as their self-titled debut. Their self-titled LP acted as break through to mainstream success for the band, peaking at No.7 on the charts and selling over 4 million copies worldwide. This album housed 4 singles including the top 20 Billboard hit “Far Behind”. Frequent airplay, high profile concerts, and frequent television appearances trailed behind this release. This endless stream of successes also earned them a headlining spot at the Woodstock ’94 festival.

The group’s ascent into stardom seemed to awaken a creative streak and by the Spring of 1994 they had composed a total of 36 songs. Their next album “Lucy” featured 12 of the songs. Though the album was overshadowed by the prosperity of their previous release it nevertheless received heavy rotation on the radio and reached gold status. The album produced three singles, all which were translated into music videos (acclaimed filmmaker Gus Van Sant directed the video for “Understanding”).

The band’s 3rd studio album “Happy Pills” came out on 21 July 1998 and featured the hit “It’s Alright”. Also around this time, they released the single “Glowing Soul”, which self-professed fan Adam Sandler specifically requested for the movie “The Waterboy”. “Happy Pills” marked the last album the band would release through Maverick and also the last they would release before disbanding. From 1999 to 2000, Candlebox lost two of its founding members, leaving Martin as the group’s sole originating member. The band imploded in 2000 and failed to satisfy their contractual agreement with Maverick, which required the band to output four studio albums through them.

Throughout the bulk of the 2000s Candlebox’s members pursued various side projects; however, they reformed in 2006 and issued a greatest hits compilation through Rhino later that year. The band’s 4th long-awaited studio album saw release in 2008 and cemented a 10-year gap between the release of their previous studio album. “Love Stories & Other Musings” came out on 3 April 2012 and entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 82 and the US Independent Chart at No. 17.

Upcoming concerts

 

Friday 08 February 2019

Candlebox

Temple Live, Fort Smith, AR, US

 

Sunday 10 February 2019

Candlebox

The Pageant, St Louis, MO, US

 

Monday 11 February 2019

Candlebox

House of Blues – Chicago, Chicago, IL, US

 

Thursday 14 February 2019

Candlebox

Clyde Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN, US

 

Friday 15 February 2019

Candlebox

20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI, US

 

Saturday 16 February 2019

Candlebox

The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI, US

 

Sunday 17 February 2019

Candlebox

Hard Rock Live Northfield Park, Northfield, OH, US

 

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Candlebox

The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL, US

 

Thursday 14 March 2019

Candlebox

Jannus Live, St Petersburg, FL, US

 

Friday 15 March 2019

Candlebox

Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

 

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Candlebox

Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, US

 

Thursday 18 April 2019

Candlebox

The Warehouse at FTC, Fairfield, CT, US

 

Friday 19 April 2019

Candlebox

Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, US

 

Saturday 20 April 2019

Candlebox

Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA, US

 

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Candlebox

Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH, US

 

Thursday 25 April 2019

Candlebox

The Egg, Albany, NY, US

 

Friday 26 April 2019

Candlebox

Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY, US

 

Saturday 27 April 2019

Candlebox

Irving Plaza, New York, NY, US

 

Saturday 20 July 2019

Candlebox

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi, Biloxi, MS, US

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