’90s power pop rockers the Gin Blossoms have just announced their “30 Miserable Years Tour” in celebration of their multi-platinum breakthrough 1992 album New Miserable Experience. The band will play the album in its entirety along with other hits. The Blossoms hit the road on February 18th in Fort Pierce, Florida with the 15-city winter trek winding down on March 12th in Little Rock, Arkansas. This summer, the Gin Blossoms will be out on the road with Barenaked Ladies and Toad The Wet Sprocket for the “Last Summer On Earth Tour.”

Gin Blossoms frontman Robin Wilson talked about recording New Miserable Experience in the tour announcement, admitting, “It was a hard to make NME, but we knew it was special. It’s humbling that it still resonates and we still have jobs in the music biz.”

Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela added, “It’s funny how time slips away. We are still so proud that even after all these years the album still resonates with fans.”

Valenzuela explained to us that aside from the band members’ move into middle age, little has changed for them when it comes to hitting the road: [“Y’know what, it hasn’t changed that much. There’s a total lack of enthusiasm right before the show, and then someone says, ‘Let’s get this thing over with,’ and then they go out and play really hard, as hard as they can. I don’t know why, it’s like they’re saving their energy. And then after the show there’s this horrible post-mortem and then there’s this low-grade bickering, and then we go back to the hotel and then the guys adjourn to somebody’s room and have a little party.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . a little party)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Gin Blossoms tour dates (subject to change):

February 18 – Fort Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts
February 19 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues Orlando
February 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
February 22 – Bristol, VA – Cameo Theatre
February 25 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
February 26 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino Resort – Silver Creek Event Center
February 27 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
March 1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
March 2 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre

March 3 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
March 6 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
March 9 – Marion, IL – Marion Cultural & Civic Center
March 10 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
March 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 12 – Little Rock, AR – Little Rock Music Hall

Gin Blossoms / Barenaked Ladies / Toad The Wet Sprocket tour dates (subject to change):

June 3 – St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheater
June 4 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 5 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 7 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
June 11 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
June 16 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Amphitheater Redmond
June 17 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
June 18 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino & Resort
June 21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 24 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
June 25 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Amphitheater
June 27 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
June 29 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
July 1 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
July 2 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
July 3 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 5 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
July 6 – New York, NY – Capital One City Parks Foundation Summerstage
July 8 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 9 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
July 10 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
July 13 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
July 15 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
July 16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 17 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
July 20 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
July 21 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage


  • The Gin Blossoms will always be best known for their string of hits between 1993 and 1996: “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” “Till I Hear From You” “Allison Road,” and “Follow You Down.”
  • Gin Blossoms split in 1997 before deciding to reunite in 2006 with the release their comeback album, Major Lodge Victory.

CHECK IT OUT: The Gin Blossoms on February 13th, 2018 performing “Hey Jealousy” live in Houston: