The other night I was listening to some music while working and a song I had not heard in ages began. “Little Heaven” by Toad the Wet Sprocket. I went to high school in the 90’s and remembered this song as one of my very favorites, but one I hadn’t listened to in far too long. Very thought-provoking lyrics and a bittersweet melody, I love it. That set me off thinking about Toad the Wet Sprocket and other songs they sing. So many great hits, it’s crazy. Some of my favorites never made it to the radio, but graced the soundtracks of movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, So I Married An Axe Murderer, and Empire Records. Before long, over an hour had gone by with me listening to hit after hit of amazing songs. Which then got me thinking about how they would have been great to see live in concert, but, well, I didn’t have the chance before they broke up in 1998. Guess what? It’s 2017 and a good 25 years after I first became acquainted with the group, but it’s not too late for me to see them live because they have reunited and…..they are coming to concert at the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia!!
I’ve seen a show at Keswick before and it was phenomenal. A great little venue with not a bad seat in the house. I am so excited about this show and will definitely be picking up tickets to see them for myself. Tickets to see the show are super affordable, ranging between $39.50 and $59.50. You can purchase your tickets here. So mark your calendars and join me in Glenside at the Keswick Theatre on July 22nd to enjoy Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert!
Toad The Wet Sprocket + Beta Play
Saturday, July 22 @ 8pm
Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. After “Bread & Circus,” they followed with “Pale” in 1990, “fear” in ’91, “Dulcinea” in 1994, and “Coil” in 1997, as well as some compilations and rarities compilations along the way. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down,” new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. Toad the Wet Sprocket’s current album New Constellation, was launched with an impressive #3 most funded Kickstarter Campaign in music for the year, was the bands’ first new album in 16 years when released in 2014, and features the singles “New Constellation,” “The Moment” and “California Wasted.”