In 1991, the Spin Doctors released their full-length debut album Pocket Full Of Kryptonite, co-produced by Peter Denenberg and Frankie LaRocka. Relentless touring and a wave of positive press kept the album alive into the next year, when sales began to increase dramatically. Kryptonite was certified gold in September 1992 and received an additional boost from the band’s October appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Reaching the one million mark in January 1993, Kryptonite entered the Billboard Top Ten one month later. By June 1993, the album was triple platinum and had breached the Top Five among Billboard Pop Albums while spinning off two major hit singles: “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and the No. 1 Rock radio song of 1993, “Two Princes.” Ultimately, Pocket Full Of Kryptonite sold over five million copies in the US and another five million overseas.
The Gin Blossoms, their namesake the caption from a W.C. Fields photo, signed their first record deal with A&M in 1991 – “Up And Crumbling”. The second album, “New Miserable Experience” in 1992, saw the release of their first hits singles that kept them on the charts through 1994, including with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Found Out About You.” In 1995, “Til I Hear It From You” appeared in the film Empire Records’ and helped fuel its platinum sound track. In 1996, The Gin Blossoms released their last album for 10 years, “Congratulations I’m Sorry.” The album brought gave us two more hits, “Follow You Down” and the Grammy nominated “As Long As It Matters.”
Thursday, June 19 at 8pm
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
Tickets on sale beginning Friday, April 11 at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.