By: Sharon Aron Baron
Alternative rock band Collective Soul brings its 25th-anniversary tour to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in November and tickets go on sale soon.
On Saturday, November 23 at 8 pm, Collective Soul is pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019 in all-out style, but they’re just gearing up for the long haul.
Ever since the barn-burning rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia burst onto the national scene with the runaway success of their multi-platinum 1993 debut Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and its ensuing mega-smash hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” they’ve been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing an impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone.
Indelibly memorable tracks like “December,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” and “Heavy” (to name but a few) all evoke a collective sense of heartfelt observational universality and earnest positivity.
The secret sauce to Collective Soul’s continued success story is a simple one: a palpable mixture of insightful songwriting and impeccable band chemistry.
“So much of what we do is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” said frontman and chief songwriter Ed Roland. “The five us work together as a family, and I’ve never been at more ease — and never been more pleased — than going onstage with these guys right now, night after night.”
Collective Soul’s latest album, Blood, is the culmination of a quarter-century of Collective Soul assessing not only where they’ve come from, but also where they’re going. “I think Blood expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” said Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs.
Blood is an accumulation of all the different styles they’ve used over the years — but it’s still Collective Soul.
“I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”
Tickets start at $39.50. Coral Springs Center members can purchase tickets to Collective Soul beginning this Wednesday, August 21 and they go on public sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990 or going online to TheCenterCS.com.
To become a member or subscriber to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and receive special notices about future concerts and shows, including the opportunity to buy advance tickets, please visit thecentercs.com/subscribe.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.