The Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012

Def Leppard/Poison, Aerosmith/Cheap Trick, Gin Blossoms/Lit and other multi-act spectacles coming to a city near you
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Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit, Everclear, Marcy Playground

Target Audience: Fans of early 16th century lute music…we're kidding. This is the most Nineties-tastic tour in the long history of 1990s nostalgia. Many people probably wouldn't see these acts on their own, but together they form the ultimate Nineties-monster that 30-somethings will be unable to resist. 

Missing Members: The Gin Blossoms have been without Doug Hopkins (who penned many of their best songs) since 1992. He committed suicide shortly after leaving the group. Earlier this year drummer Phillip Rhodes left the group. Sugar Ray has also parted ways with bassist Murphy Karges and drummer Stan Frazier. We'll leave it up to you to research who's left in Marcy Playground, Lit and Everclear. 

Likely Highlight: The Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray have the most hits, but Marcy Playground have "Sex and Candy" and Lit have "My Own Worst Enemy." Those are two of the most 1990s songs in the entire decade and they should bring the house down every night. 


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