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Gin Blossoms / Blog

"Gin Blossoms Singer Robin Wilson Closes Doors on Tempe Recording Studio"

ABC 15's Dan Spindly recently did a feature on Robin's studio, Uranus Recording of Tempe...be sure to check it out in the link below.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/tempe/gin-blossoms-front-runner-robin-wilson-closes-doors-on-tempe-recording-studio

*See the thumbnails below main video for a longer version*

Jesse's Second Solo Album, Hotel Defeated, Out Now!

The follow-up to Tunes Young People Can Enjoy (CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes) is out on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Track Listing 1.) That's How It Works 2.) Confess/Confide 3.) Blue Town 4.) Sound of Temptation 5.) Tragic Hero 6.) Keep Falling 7.) Hotel Defeated 8.) Lightning Bar Blues 9.) Crueler Ways 10.) Judge and Jury

GBs To Receive A Plaque on The Tempe Music Walk

On December 30th the Gin Blossoms will be receiving a plaque on Tempe's Music Walk (Fourth St. & Mill Ave. NW) at 3PM. More information about the Tempe Music Walk can be found here http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/communication-and-media-relations/tempe-s-walk-of-music

GBs on Pat Monahan's (of Train) podcast "Patcast"

We were recently interviewed by Pat Monahan (of Train) on his podcast "Patcast" be sure to check it out! http://tinyurl.com/m5kmlks

Please Support Love Hope Strength Foundation

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 Rockin' For Philippines

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

Under The Sun Tour

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 in "I Am AZ Music: Arizona Singer-Songwriters in the Round"

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

http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/singer-songwriters

Win a Fretlight Guitar Signed by the Gins!

A lucky winner for each of the Gin Blossoms tour dates can enter to win:

http://www.fretlight.com/ginblossoms/contest

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 & Greet with Gin Blossoms January 19th!

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!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Light-of-Day-Foundation/267956511447