WHAT: Eagle 106.3 Welcomes COLLECTIVE SOUL - The 25th Anniversary Tour
WHERE: Bell Auditorium - Downtown Augusta, GA
WHEN: Friday, 2/28/20: Doors @ 6:30p, Show @ 7:30p
COLLECTIVE SOUL AT 25: KEEP ON SHINING THE LIGHT BELL AUDITORIUM FEBRUARY 28, 2020
AUGUSTA, GA – DECEMBER 16, 2019 – Collective Soul celebrates their 25th anniversary and makes a stop in Augusta, GA at Bell Auditorium on February 28, 2020. Tickets on sale Friday, December 20 at 10am at AECtix.com, 877-428-4849, and The SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena.
Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019 in all-out style, but they’re really just gearing up for the long haul. Ever since the barn burning rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia burst onto the national scene with the runaway success of their multi-platinum 1993 debut Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and its ensuing mega-smash hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” they’ve been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing an impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone.
Indelibly memorable tracks like “December,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” and “Heavy” (to name but a few) all evoke a collective sense of heartfelt observational universality and earnest positivity — in short, they’re the jukebox heroes of a new generation. Indeed, the secret sauce to Collective Soul’s continued success story is a simple one: a palpable mixture of insightful songwriting and impeccable band chemistry. “So much of what we do is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” notes frontman and chief songwriter Ed Roland. “The five us work together as a family, and I’ve never been at more ease — and never been more pleased — than going onstage with these guys right now, night after night.”
All of these textural nuances add up to a most exciting Collective Soul 2019, with even more invigorated live sets to come. “For us, we want to play the hits as we always do, but I think we also want to share the new record with our fans,” Roland explains. “At 25 years later, we want to say, ‘Hey, we’re still making the best that we can do.’ Right now, I’ve got seven of the new songs in the set-list, and hopefully, on some nights, we can play the whole thing from start to finish. I mean, it’s our 25th anniversary. We’re going at it hard, everyone! We’re going hard.” Heaven has clearly shined its light down on Collective Soul for 25 years running with no end in sight, so here’s to the next quarter-century and beyond! Bask in their continual glow.