Get ready to get grungy, friends, because multi-platinum alt-rock powerhouse quintet Collective Soul, the group behind the iconic ‘90s rock anthem “Shine,” are coming to Music City to show you what new tricks they have up their sleeve. Look for the band’s frontman Ed Roland’s side project Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project to kick things off, when the tour rolls through Marathon Music Works on Nov. 25. Tickets are currently available for $27-$32, but if you’re feelin’ lucky, you can enter for a chance at a free pair tickets after the jump. While you’re clicking, read on for more info on the bands, and we hope to see you at show!
Birthed in the quagmire that was early ‘90s grunge/alternative rock, Collective Soul exploded onto the scene with their debut record, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, thanks to the aforementioned smash hit single “Shine.” After crossing over more into the mainstream, there have been more hits (see “December” or “The World I Know”), and also some lineup changes, but two decades later CS are still going strong. Touring in support of their latest record, See What You Started By Continuing, the band are ready to shower you in their platinum hits, plus show you a thing or two about where they are heading.
ED ROLAND AND THE SWEET TEA PROJECT
Starting out as just a gathering of friends who would hang out at his house after gigs, Ed Roland (singer/guitar/keyboards of Collective Soul) would play new songs he was working on, with out his headlining band in mind. The friends would jam, incorporating banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, and ukulele; really whatever was laying around. It soon manifested itself into a side project dubbed Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project. This has epic written all over it, so don’t forget to get to the venue early to check it out!
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age restrictions. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
A winner will be announced Monday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Collective Soul plus Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project will perform Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Marathon music Works. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $27-32.