These Bands Were Rejected From Mark McGrath's '90s Nostalgia Tour
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By Michael Alan Goldberg
Courtesy of founder/organizer/smirkmerchant Mark McGrath, the shamelessly '90s-talgic "Under the Sun 2013" tour -- featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Fastball and Vertical Horizon -- aiming to take you back to that carefree, breezy radio alterna-pop era before drone strikes and Amanda Bynes meltdowns.
So many artists from that time, so few slots on this tour! A ton of bands actually reached out to McGrath to get on the bill, although ultimately they were shot down. We got ahold of actual-ish emails from a couple of them.
Mark McGrath will perform a solo show at the VA West Los Angeles Hospital for Fisher House Charity on November 9.
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