Fri Jan 18 2013

9:30 PM - 11:55 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Cubby Bear

1059 West Addison Chicago, IL 60613

Ages 21+

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Love Stories & Other Musings, the fifth studio album from Candlebox (released April 3 on AudioNest/Fontana/Universal), evidences a newfound level of maturity for the band, formed in 1991 in Seattle. At the same time, listening to it with the volume knob cranked up emphatically reveals that frontman Kevin Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett, drummer Scott Mercado, and their bandmates, remain filled 

with the youthful exuberance that marked their first go-round in the 1990s, a decade during which they ran off a string of alt-rock classics while selling north of 5 million albums. 

“At a time when it’s more difficult than ever for bands to find their niche, it’s nice to have more than 20 years of history as a band to draw on,” says Martin. “We don’t have to find our footing—it’s been there the whole time. We’re rebuilding the style and structure of the band, not to reinvent ourselves but, thanks to our growth and the accessibility of the music we’ve been making during the last couple of years, to allow ourselves to reach a new audience.”

“I haven’t felt this strongly about a Candlebox record since our first one,” adds Klett. 

Produced by Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle, Tenacious D, Beck), Love Stories & Other Musings features nine new songs, along with crisp re-recordings of five of the band’s best-loved ’90s hits, including the classics “Far Behind,” “Cover Me,” “You” and “Change,” comprising a bountiful bonus for their legion of diehard fans. 

After splitting up at the tail end of the ’90s, Martin and Klett were reunited with original drummer Scott Mercado via the 2006 Rhino/Warner Bros. retrospective The Best of Candlebox. Despite being absent from the scene for nearly seven years, the band was readily embraced by their fans and invited to play radio shows across the country. Subsequently, these longtime compatriots—augmented by two new fulltime members, bassist Adam Kury and guitarist Sean Hennesy—discovered that the time apart and collective personal growth had resulted in enhanced chemistry among them. Since recording 2008’s Into the Sun, they’ve spent much of their time on the road both in the States and abroad, playing for the troops and appearing at festivals. Candlebox will hit the road this spring in support of the new album.

No modern-rock band combines aggression, melodicism and towering hooks more authoritatively than the current Candlebox lineup. They’re in peak form throughout Love Stories & Other Musings, from the unbridled dirty blues (as Klett refers to it) “Lifelike Song” to the cascading “Baby Love” and the throbbing, anthemic “Believe in It,” the first single. 


Budweiser Presents:
Candlebox featuring Lovehammers and Model Stranger

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    Emerging from Seattle’s burgeoning mid-1990s grunge scene, Candlebox quickly found mainstream success with their deep, lyrically-driven melodies and big radio hooks. Power anthems like “Far Behind” and “You,” from their debut, self-titled album exploded onto the charts propelling the album to sell more than four million copies worldwide.

    Their follow up album Lucy earned a platinum certification and solidified Candlebox as a tour de force in the thriving alt-rock scene. While the commercial success of the first albums played a pivotal role in the band’s trajectory to the top, it was their raw and unapologetically honest live performances that ultimately solidified their place among Seattle’s elite.

    The band went on to release Happy Pills in 1998, which would be their last album before going on hiatus in 2000. They took a break from 2000 to 2006, reforming to release their fourth studio album, 2008’s Into The Sun. For the first time in 10 years Candlebox hit the road, touring extensively and releasing Alive in Seattle, a live album that included tracks from every era of their career.

    2016 marked the triumphant return of Candlebox with the release of Disappearing In Airports, a more classic rock-tinged album that many critics and fans hailed as their best work in years. Singles “Vexatious” and “Supernova” drove the album to debut at #9 on the Billboard Charts, and spurred multiple U.S. and international tours including such major festivals as Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville and Lollapalooza Chile.

    2018 found the group recharged and ready to celebrate their 25th Anniversary the only way they know how – on the road. The band kicked off a two-year tour that included stops at the world-acclaimed Kaaboo Festival, Pointfest and Summerfest and has announced dates for 2019.

    Blazing full steam ahead with new U.S. and international tour dates and an upcoming release on the horizon, these iconic rockers have no plans of slowing down any time soon. And to the legions of fans who have followed their long and illustrious career, that’s music to their ears.

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Budweiser Presents:

Candlebox featuring Lovehammers and Model Stranger

Fri Jan 18 2013 9:30 PM - 11:55 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Cubby Bear Chicago IL
Candlebox, Lovehammers, Model Stranger
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Ages 21+

Love Stories & Other Musings, the fifth studio album from Candlebox (released April 3 on AudioNest/Fontana/Universal), evidences a newfound level of maturity for the band, formed in 1991 in Seattle. At the same time, listening to it with the volume knob cranked up emphatically reveals that frontman Kevin Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett, drummer Scott Mercado, and their bandmates, remain filled 

with the youthful exuberance that marked their first go-round in the 1990s, a decade during which they ran off a string of alt-rock classics while selling north of 5 million albums. 

“At a time when it’s more difficult than ever for bands to find their niche, it’s nice to have more than 20 years of history as a band to draw on,” says Martin. “We don’t have to find our footing—it’s been there the whole time. We’re rebuilding the style and structure of the band, not to reinvent ourselves but, thanks to our growth and the accessibility of the music we’ve been making during the last couple of years, to allow ourselves to reach a new audience.”

“I haven’t felt this strongly about a Candlebox record since our first one,” adds Klett. 

Produced by Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, A Perfect Circle, Tenacious D, Beck), Love Stories & Other Musings features nine new songs, along with crisp re-recordings of five of the band’s best-loved ’90s hits, including the classics “Far Behind,” “Cover Me,” “You” and “Change,” comprising a bountiful bonus for their legion of diehard fans. 

After splitting up at the tail end of the ’90s, Martin and Klett were reunited with original drummer Scott Mercado via the 2006 Rhino/Warner Bros. retrospective The Best of Candlebox. Despite being absent from the scene for nearly seven years, the band was readily embraced by their fans and invited to play radio shows across the country. Subsequently, these longtime compatriots—augmented by two new fulltime members, bassist Adam Kury and guitarist Sean Hennesy—discovered that the time apart and collective personal growth had resulted in enhanced chemistry among them. Since recording 2008’s Into the Sun, they’ve spent much of their time on the road both in the States and abroad, playing for the troops and appearing at festivals. Candlebox will hit the road this spring in support of the new album.

No modern-rock band combines aggression, melodicism and towering hooks more authoritatively than the current Candlebox lineup. They’re in peak form throughout Love Stories & Other Musings, from the unbridled dirty blues (as Klett refers to it) “Lifelike Song” to the cascading “Baby Love” and the throbbing, anthemic “Believe in It,” the first single.