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Gin Blossoms, fresh off a U.S. tour celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their 5x multi-platinum breakthrough album "New Miserable Experience," made a stop at the sold-out Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on Monday.  Formed in Tempe, Arizona in 1987, the group tore through old favorites like "Allison Road," "Follow You Down," "Found out About You," and "Hey Jealousy" (their biggest hit, with over 13 million views).  They also delved into rollicking new material such as "Break" and "Angels Fly" off their latest release "Mixed Reality," which dropped in June on Cleopatra Records.

Featuring Robin Wilson on lead vocals, the band had fans in the enthusiastic crowd dancing and singing along to every word of the hits, with a few in the throng occasionally accompanying the musicians with tambourines that Wilson handed out to some lucky fans down front.

New songs, of which the band played several, were well received by the all.  The crowd may not have known all the words yet, but the music certainly seemed to resonate with them.  "Mixed Reality," the first release since "No Chocolate Cake" back in 2010, continues in the tradition of an unmistakable Gin Blossom sound.  A sound that never failed to keep the Troubadour bouncing.  Song writing remains strong and compelling and the band extremely tight.  Additional testament to the reason Gin Blossom records exceed 10 million in sales!

Gin Blossoms, with Wilson on vocals, percussion, harmonica and acoustic guitar, Scott "Scotty" Johnson on guitar and backup vocals, Scott Hessel bangin' the skins, Bill Leen on bass, and Jesse Valenzuela on guitar and backup vocals continue to enthrall ardent followers with music that has weathered the test of time.  An added bonus: Gin Blossom fans didn't need to sell a kidney to see their band in intimate venues like the world famous Troubadour - Tickets were a steal!  And even after more than a quarter century of relentless touring, Gin Blossoms still bring plenty of energy and passion to their live performances.  In the era of over-production and "auto-tune perfection," it's refreshing to see a band that sounds just as good in concert as they do on polished studio tracks.   

For more information on the Gin Blossoms and their current US Tour, Click HERE


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