We were recently interviewed by Pat Monahan (of Train) on his podcast "Patcast" be sure to check it out! http://tinyurl.com/m5kmlks
In Jan 2015, Robin Wilson will be participating in Kilimanjaro Rocks 2, a fundraising trek to the summit of Africa's tallest mountain, to support Lovehopestrength.org. This event raises money to support one of the only cancer centers in Eastern Africa, which was funded and built by LHS in 2009. Team members include: Cy Curnin of The Fixx, Miles Zuniga of Fastball, and solo artist Brett Dennon. Please support Love Hope Strength Foundation: http://kilirocks.lovehopestrength.org/2014/robinwilson/
Gin Blossoms appeal to their fans for donations to Philippine Red Cross in wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Proceeds from their Thursday, Nov 21st, Stage 48 performance in NYC will benefit those effected.
Three days ago, Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippines and tore across its central islands, bringing wind-speeds close to 200 miles per hour and a storm surge of 20 feet. We are only beginning to understand the scale of destruction, but Haiyan is estimated to have claimed thousands of lives, and the physical and economic damage will be both widespread and long-lasting. The Philippine Red Cross helps provide immediate shelter, food, blankets, hygiene kits and essential non-food supplies to displaced survivors; they estimate that nearly 20,000 families are currently sheltered in over 300 evacuation centers.
Gin Blossoms would like to encourage their friends and fans to make a monetary donation at the following link: ushare.redcross.org.ph/ "Any amount our fans and friends can afford will offer much relief to effected families fast" says Robin. "We performed in Manila less than a month ago. It's so tragic that this has effected so many of those wonderful people" says Jesse.
The Philippine Red Cross have localized on-the-ground networks and knowledge of local communities and their needs. As a result, they are often best positioned to extend the supply chain of relief to the hardest hit local communities quickly and accurately.
"We hope everyone will come to Stage 48 this coming Thursday, Nov 21st for a Rockin' fun night and help the Philippine people in need!" - Robin Wilson
Gin Blossoms - Rockin' for Philippines Stage 48 605 West 48th Street NYC, 10036
Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm Tickets: $25. Available at the box office or: www.ticketsweb.com Red Cross donations: ushare.redcross.org.ph/ Twitter: #GBFansRockPhilippines www.ginblossoms.net
EPIC TREK TO SHOWCASE MULTI-PLATINUM CHART-TOPPERS ALONGSIDE SPECIAL GUESTS VERICAL HORIZON AND FASTBALL ALL-STAR TOUR TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FULL NEXT MONTH Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, and Gin Blossoms have united to present "Under The Sun 2013," a marathon summer tour featuring a remarkable array of chart topping stars from the Nineties. The multi-artist bill will also see performances from Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Full details – including a complete itinerary and ticket information – will be announced in April. "Number 1 songs from the Nineties, live? Check," says Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath. "A giant party under the summer sun? Check. Five multi-platinum bands with quick changeovers? Check. It's gonna be a bitchin' summer." "'Under The Sun' = Fun in the Sun!" says Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth. "You bring your happy face and we'll bring the party..." "Five bands, 10 guitars – too much fun," says Gin Blossoms' Jesse Valenzuela. "'Under The Sun' will be spreading joy to 36 cities. If we don't win the Nobel Peace Prize, we're not gonna be amused!" Boasting cumulative sales of 25 million in the US alone, the bands featured on "Under The Sun 2013" stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock 'n' roll. "Under The Sun 2013" follows 2012's "Summerland Tour," a 31-date trek that packed sheds and arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit. More info about the tour can be found here www.underthesuntour.com
Jesse will be participating in "I Am AZ Music: Arizona Singer-Songwriters in the Round" event on April 23rd (7PM) at the Musical Instrument Museum. He will be joining Hans Olson, Walt Richardson, and the Zubia Brothers (Lawrence and Mark).
"Five Arizona singers sitting on stage sharing stories and songs. It’s like being invited into the living room with some of Arizona’s best musical talent."
Tickets are $15. Go to the link below for ticket info
A lucky winner for each of the Gin Blossoms tour dates can enter to win:
Fretlight FG-421 guitar autographed by Gin Blossoms band members (retail value $499.99) Fretlight Gig Bag (retail value $59.95) Pre-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with some of the Gin Blossoms band members 2 complimentary concert tickets for venue entered* 8x10 autographed photo of the Gin Blossoms Fretlight T-shirt
*If winner already has purchased tickets, tickets will be upgraded to VIP, if available.
Must be 18 years or older to enter Must be present at concert to collect prizes Open to legal residents in the 50 United States Contest starts on 12/20/12 at 1pm PST and ends at 2/2/13 5pm PST
Meet and Greet the Gin Blossoms at The Stone Pony show in Asbury Park, NJ! The Light Of Day Foundation is giving away four VIP passes to their Facebook friends, chosen at random. Just go to the link below, and "Like" this great organization that we support. See you in Asbury Park on Saturday January 19th!
This November, Robin is going to Mount Everest to raise money and awareness for cancer patients worldwide with the LOVE HOPE STRENGTH FOUNDATION "The World's Leading Rock and Roll Cancer Foundation." Robin went to Africa two years ago & climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the Kilimanjaro Rocks Expedition and was so inspired that he wanted to lend his time & talent again to this great organization.
The expedition is called "Everest Rocks II." Robin is joining a group of world class musicians and cancer survivors to set the record for the World's Highest Concert! They will be performing a concert at base camp on Mount Everest that will be broadcast worldwide over the web. All this is done to raise money, awareness and more importantly, giving "Love Hope and Strength" to people fighting cancer all over the world!
He needs your help to help him reach his fund raising goal. To donate please go the link below. This will take you to Robin's donation page. Once you are there, click on donate and you are off and running.
Go here for Robin's page. http://lovehopestrength.org/trekkers/?user=1&trekker=148
To learn more about the Love Hope Strength Foundation and "Everest Rocks II", http://lovehopestrength.org/everest
And a note from Robin:
In 2009 we helped to build the first cancer treatment center in Eastern Africa. Please support our efforts in Nepal and our trek to Everest Base Camp. http://lovehopestrength.org/everest/meet-the-team/
Jesse did a Songwriters' Showcase VI at Tempe Center for the Arts back in November and below is a video of it.
"Gin Blossoms Co-Founder Jesse Valenzuela performs at the Tempe Center for the Arts during the Songwriters' Showcase. Hosted by Walt Richardson."
Gin Blossoms Summerland 2012 VIP upgrade & packages are available now! Be sure to head on over to http://www.ginblossomslive.com for information and prices.
We're looking forward to meeting everyone at Summerland 2012 soon!