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ALT-IMATE Tour concert featuring +LIVE+ and BUSH coming to town this week

Iconic rock bands +LIVE+ and BUSH are joining forces for The ALT-IMATE Tour, which includes a stop this week at the The Rose Music Center at the Heights. 

The co-headline summer concert on Wednesday, Sept. 4, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums “Throwing Copper” and “Sixteen Stone.” This hits-packed road show will hit arenas and outdoor amphitheaters in 33 cities across the country. 

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Remaining tickets range from $48 to $78.

“Bush is a great band and Gavin is a super passionate singer and performer. I’m really looking forward to spending the summer with them,” said +LIVE+ frontman Ed Kowalczyk in a press release that was sent out about the tour. “I know the fans are going to get one hell of a show.” 

Released in 1994 and fueled by blockbuster No. 1 singles “Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama,” “Glycerine,” “Comedown” and “Machinehead,” breakthrough albums “Throwing Copper” and “Sixteen Stone” sold more than 20 million albums combined. Both were spotlighted on Rolling Stone’s list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year,” and remain timeless favorites, thanks to radio staples that include “Everything Zen,” “Little Things,” “I Alone” and “All Over You.” 

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“It's an amazing feeling to know that these songs still resonate so profoundly with people,” says Kowalczyk. “And I still totally get off on celebrating this music with them. With Throwing Copper, we were taking on big things with a big sound. Love, truth, birth, death, philosophy, religion, spirituality...we were asking the perennial questions and poking around for answers with this massive and dynamic sound. It attracted people from all over the world. We were inviting them to imagine that rock and roll could be a valid forum for exploring these types of things...we built it and they came.” 

Bush has compiled a string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. Eleven of those hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” The latter made rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Radio, where it spent 6 weeks perched atop the chart’s top spot. 

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The +LIVE+ catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio. “Throwing Copper,” which is being celebrated in 2019 with a new deluxe 25th anniversary edition. Throwing Copper reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list, “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum. The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut. 

WANT TO GO? 

WHAT: +LIVE+ and BUSH with Our Lady Peace touring in the ALT-IMATE Tour 

WHERE: The Rose Music Center at the Heights, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 4 

TICKETS: Tickets, ranging in price from $23.50-$78 can be purchased at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Rosemusiccenter.com. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

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