AMERICAN ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND, CANDLEBOX, IS COMING BACK TO SOUTH FLORIDA ON OCTOBER 15 TO REVOLUTION LIVE IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA.
IN ADVANCE OF THEIR ARRIVAL, SINGER/SONGWRITER KEVIN MARTIN GAVE ME A CALL TO TALK ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS, HOW THE NAME OF THE BAND WAS GENERATED, THEIR TRIP TO KUWAIT AND BAGDAD, AND THE FUTURE OF THE BAND KEVIN AND THE HIWATTS. HERE IS THE INTERVIEW IN IT’S ENTIRETY.
Q: FIRST OFF… DID YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE A SINGER / MUSICIAN?
A: WHEN I WAS A KID, I WANTED TO BE A FIREMAN. BUT AS I GOT OLDER, MUSIC WAS ALWAYS KIND OF AROUND ME. MY FATHER WAS A MUSICIAN, MY MOTHER WAS A MUSICIAN, YOU KNOW. BOTH MY BROTHER’S AND SISTER WERE IN SCHOOL (more…)
With a large crowd of rock fan’s blood flowing, the 1990′s alternative rock giants Candlebox hit the stage. Kevin Martin (vocals), Peter Klett (lead guitar), and Scott Mercado (drums) make up the core three members of Candlebox. Having gone on hiatus for 6 years the three reformed in 2006 with new additions Sean Hennesy (rhythm guitar) and Adam Kury (bass). Back together for 7 years Candlebox have released two solid full length records in that time. With looking toward the future but celebrating the past Candlebox has been out on a year long tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Candlebox (2013). Having built a massive fan base over the years fans rejoiced as Candlebox performed 7 tracks off of Candlebox (1993) in an 11 song set. With emphasis on the landmark album, Candlebox mixed in a variety of tracks from Into The Sun (2008) and Love Stories & Other Muses (2012). Martin belted out a soulful performance and kept the crowds attention with his charismatic stage presence. With excellent performances of all songs, stand out moments were the excellent performances of “Cover Me” and “Don’t You”. The guys closed out their set with their most recognized song “Far Behind”. Even if you have heard this song an extensive amount of times it still is powerful 20 years later. Candlebox sounds better than ever and energy levels on stage are equally matched. READ MORE
18 Years ago today our second studio album Lucy was released October 3rd, 1995. This album went Gold and “Simple Lessons” had some serious airplay. BUY Lucy Here
Lucy’s album cover was inspired by a photo we had seen that Danny Clinch had taken at Mardi Gras in New Orleans somewhere around 91′. We wanted that particular photo but he hadn’t gotten clearance on the image so we had to reproduce the shot. A friend of mine that worked at a record store in Chicago told me years later that he had a woman come in one day and tell him that it was her that the photo was taken of but she didnt remember looking so old! He told her that we had to reproduce it because we couldn’t find her to clear the picture at which point she said “well why not, I’ve been living here since i was a little girl.” That was probably the best story I’ve ever heard about any album cover. To this day we’ve never met her, wonder if she’s still around? Click Here To Buy Lucy
VIP Meet & Greet Passes
You asked for it, so here it is.We’re getting ready to go on tour with Hinder, and we are now offering meet & greet passes to these shows.http://bit.ly/cboxvippass
Each pass comes with extra goods like our latest album “Love Songs and Other Musings”, poster, coozies – but most importantly, some personal time with us before we hit the stage that night.
I think fans who’ve done meet & greets with us would say it’s a pretty f#ckin good time. There’s a limited number of passes per show, so get yours early.
Get your VIP Meet & Greet Pass here: http://bit.ly/cboxvippass
We are proud to announce that we are going on tour with Hinder.
Check out the new tour dates for tickets.
Who wants em’? If we’re playing your town within the next 11 days the first person to answer this question gets 4 VIP passes (includes soundcheck, signed shit & meet and greet) Who did Candlebox tour with 1st? Was it Living Colour, Rush, Greta, the Flaming Lips or Metallica? #candlebox20th #ohsotricky#itscalledrockandrolllookitup
Don’t miss Candlebox this summer celebrating their 20th Anniversary Tour.