Thursday 16 August 2012 at 8:00pm
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 North Market St., Wilmington, DE, 19801, United States
A decade and a half since defining the post-grunge pop rock era with Top Ten Billboard hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Follow You Down,” Gin Blossoms are at the top of their seamless harmonic songwriting game with their new record “No Chocolate Cake.” Those who dare to dig in will find that the musical desserts provided by Robin Wilson (lead vocals), Jesse Valenzuela (guitar), Bill Leen (bass) and Scott Johnson (guitar) are just as sweet, high-spirited and infectious as ever.
After seven crossover hits on five different radio formats and over five million records sold in the US, and four years since the release of a Major Lodge Victory (an album Billboard called “an effortless triumph of melodic perfection”), the Gin Blossoms’ roller coaster ride of massive success, personal tragedy, a lengthy breakup, solo projects and reconciliation makes the deep emotional impact and overall optimistic nature of “No Chocolate Cake” all the more remarkable.