Guster Joins Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five For 'Last Summer On Earth 2013' Tour

On June 17th, Guster will join Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five for the Last Summer On Earth 2013 tour. A rollicking roadshow, Last Summer On Earth 2013 will hit 30 arenas and amphitheaters across the country, kicking off at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX.

2012’s inaugural edition of Last Summer On Earth tour was listed amongst the top “ten hottest summer package tour of 2012” (Rolling Stone) and spotlighted by Entertainment Weekly on the “2012 Summer Must List.” Ryan Miller from Guster, Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds partnered with Rolling Stone for a video to announce the 2013 Summer tour. 

Guster recently self-released Guster: Live Acoustic, a collection of live recordings from their 2012 acoustic tour. It’s been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004’s Guster On Ice – and two years since their last studio album, Easy Wonderful. The sixteen tracks from Live Acoustic are a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year’s travels one of the most remarkable in Guster’s impressive career.

“I guess we could have called it Live at Various Theaters,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel, referencing the fact that the songs on the album were culled from many performances and not just one. “Actually, I wish we’d called it Live at Various Theaters. Is it too late to call it Live at Various Theaters?”

Rosenworcel plays a drum kit adorned with glockenspiel and percussive drums like djembe and hand snare, while newest member Luke Reynolds alternates with bandmates Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner on acoustic guitar, bass, piano and ukulele. While the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello – helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made Guster’s studio recordings such mainstays.

To Watch The 1-Minute Album Trailer, Click Here:

Guster began in a dorm room at Tufts University and has released six studio albums in the last two decades – Parachute (1993), Goldfly (1998), Lost and Gone Forever (1999), Keep It Together (2003), Ganging Up On The Sun (2006) and Easy Wonderful (2010). Known to open up for themselves in disguise as psychedelic rockers “Trippin’ Balls” and as Christian Southern Rock outfit “The Peace Soldiers,” Guster has also shared the stage with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony. Singer Ryan Miller has branched out into scoring films – including 2012’s beloved Sundance standout Safety Not Guaranteed. Bandmate Adam Gardner has started his own non-profit called “Reverb,” which works with bands, artists, and venues to reduce the music industry’s environmental footprint.

Tour Dates:

17-Jun Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theatre
19-Jun Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
20-Jun Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
22-Jun Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
23-Jun Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
28-Jun Boise, ID @ Botanical Gardens
29-Jun Seattle, WA @ White River Amp
30-Jun Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company
3-Jul Fargo, ND @ Newman Field **
5-Jul Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
6-Jul Cincinnati, OH @ (Venue TBA March 29)
8-Jul Lansing, MI @ Commonground Festival
11-Jul Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
12-Jul Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
13-Jul Nashville, TN @ The Woods At Fontanel
15-Jul Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
18-Jul Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Music Center
19-Jul Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
20-Jul Holmdel, NJ @ PNC
21-Jul Bangor, ME @ Waterfront Park
23-Jul Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
25-Jul Charlotte, NC @ T W Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
26-Jul Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
27-Jul Charleston, SC @ Family Circle Stadium
28-Jul Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
30-Jul Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! At Prospect Park

** = BNL & Guster only

Track List:

1. Backyard
2. Do You Love Me
3. Long Way Down
4. That’s No Way To Get To Heaven
5. What You Call Love
6. Beginning Of The End
7. Diane
8. Rocketship
9. Empire State
10. Rise And Shine
11. Two Points For Honesty
12. Either Way
13. Satellite
14. Rainy Day
15. Hang On
16. This Could All Be Yours

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