Chestertown, MD, September 18, 2002 — Everclear, the Portland-based alternarockers, will perform Saturday, October 5, 2002, at 8 pm. in Washington College's Lifetime Fitness Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Special guest to be announced. Tickets are $25 for general admission and are on sale now through all TICKETMASTER locations, or by calling TICKETMASTER at 800-551-SEAT.
Everclear—fronted by the irrepressible Art Alexakis—debuted in 1993 with the release of World of Noise. Widespread popular success followed when the band signed with Capitol Records and released Sparkle and Fade in 199), kick starting the band's career. In 1997 So Much for the Afterglow rocketed the band into stratospheric heights and sold over two million copies in the United States alone. Afterglow put them in the Top Five of Billboard magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart three times for the songs “Everything to Anyone,” “I Will Buy You a New Life” and “Father of Mine.”
In 1998, the band was chosen “Alternative Artist of the Year” and won Billboard's “Modern Rock Artist of the Year” award. The year 1999 brought them a Grammy nomination in the Rock Instrumental category for “El Distorto de Melodica.” Their remake of Thin Lizzy's1970's black-t-shirt-mall-rat classic, “The Boys Are Back in Town,” was featured on the soundtrack to Detroit Rock City. In 2000, the Portland-based trio released the pop-inflected Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How To Smile (earning platinum) followed later that year by a harder-rocking companion, Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude. Washington College is their first stop on a fall 2002 tour.
The concert has been organized by the Washington College Student Events Board and the Student Government Association.