The tour, sponsored by local radio station WAJI, 95.1-FM, will perform in concert at
Smash Mouth bassist
De Lisle said he's always been a fan of Blues Traveler, but he's never played with them before.
"I am very much looking forward to meeting them," he said. "I'm a big fan of the band and particularly their bass player. He's an extremely fine player."
Sugar Ray is another story, however. De Lisle and the band have been playing with Sugar Ray for years. He said their relationship is a lot like family.
"The guys in Sugar Ray are like our brothers," he said. "We are really close and have been for 17 years. We are good old friends."
The musicians in the Under the Sun Tour not only have a great relationship, they also know how to rock an audience.
De Lisle said that's the best part of touring -- showing the crowd the best show possible.
"It's a different approach to hearing the regular album songs," he said. "Albums can be too perfect or too clean. I like to hear some variation, jamming or a different note here and there. Then you know it's real.
"For us, we want to show everyone we are a really good live band," he added. "We surprise people. We have a lot of firepower and a slamming drummer."
"This year we really stepped it up, and we are bringing in great bands like Sugar Ray and Blues Traveler," Hammer said. "When we bring in bands like this, it's not just saying, 'I'm going to bring in a band just to play a show,' it means bigger stage, more lights, a sea of tour buses and all the things that go with it. That all makes it a great show."
In Hammer's opinion, one of the best things about the concerts at the festival this year is the prices. The Under the Sun Tour ticket is only
"These types of tours typically sell for an additional
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