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.